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Strengthening and Conditioning for a Marathon

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday July 24, 2014

The right strengthening and stretching program is important when preparing for a marathon. Strength training has been shown to improve running economy, prevent injuries, and improve body composition and resting metabolic rates. Strength training is particularly important for older runners. Endurance exercise, like running, does less to protect against age related loss of lean muscle […]

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Running Season and Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Beret Kirkeby - Wednesday July 9, 2014

Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common foot complaints. Technically what is happening is the plantar fascia is being over stretched or over taxed Beret Kirkeby, “Treating Plantar Fasciitis” Exercise for plantar fasciitis should reduce excessive strain on the plantar fascia and correct biomechanical faults that contribute to plantar fasciitis. […]

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Orthopedic Massage Therapy Treatment for Bursitis

Beret Kirkeby - Tuesday March 11, 2014

So this weekend as the cold temperatures finally broke, I decided to hit the pavement for a run and enjoy the beautiful weather. The only problem is I actually hit the pavement. Two miles from home, I tripped over a grate, and pitched forward. Failing to get my hands up in time, I landed square […]

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Biceps Tendonitis – A Clear View

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday February 13, 2014

Technology is fantastic (when it works) I recently invested in some to allow me to talk to clients in a clearer way. Since I have it at my finger tips, quite literally, I thought that I would take the time to explain Biceps Tendinitis from an Orthopedic point of view. We will go over both […]

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How to know what pain to not ignore. Pushing yourself to the limits.

Beret Kirkeby - Tuesday December 31, 2013

As athletes we constantly push our bodies to the limits. Runners want to run longer and faster, lifters want more weight, yogis go for advanced positions, and some of us just do it all. We constantly test our mind and endurance by pushing beyond our comfort zones, and we have learned that often that push […]

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My Frustrations with Swedish Massage

Beret Kirkeby - Wednesday December 4, 2013

One of my frustrations with Swedish massage is all the rubbing. This doesn’t mean that I believe that rubbing is not good for you. It is. Effleurage, J strokes, cupping (not the Asian kind), all bring a nice hyperemia to the skin. That rosy glow is associated with health, because it does indeed indicate that […]

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Body Mechanics Introduction Video

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday November 17, 2013

Would you like to see a little bit about what we do and what we stand for? check out this video and you can get a good idea about who we are. P.S. We look forward to meeting you!

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