Join Best Life Physical Therapy for the CHKD RUNWALK for the Kids
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) is the only free-standing children's hospital in Virginia and serves the needs of families throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore and northeastern North Carolina. The hospital provides care to all children, regardless of their ability to pay. Last year, more than 600,000 visits were made to CHKD Health System caregivers for routine check-ups, complex illnesses, injuries, chronic conditions and more.
Bring the whole family to run or walk, and enjoy family-friendly activities, while supporting a great cause. With an 8K Run, 2-mile Walk, and 1-mile Fun Run, it’s a great opportunity for all ages to get out, exercise and play together.
SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015
TOWN POINT PARK, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA
To register, visit: http://www.runwalkforthekids.org/
Best Life Physical Therapy is offering a $5 discount code for registration on the Best Life Physical Therapy Team,
which links to an extra donation (made by Best Life) for each registrant.
Ask a staff member for more information,
or call (757) 961-5888.
The Wicked 2014
CHKD Run for the Kids
Congrats, Team Best Life Physical Therapy on the Run for the Kids to support CHKD. What a wonderful morning spent supporting a great cause. Thank you to all who participated!
We love to support students. Check out this great group of girls who came in to observe.
Pinching your shoulder blades together (gently) while running can promote good posture and prevent neck pain. Don't let your shoulders round while running, which can put stress on your neck and upper back.
In order to prevent injuries and protect your back and joints while running, you should incorporate core training into your weekly workouts. Training your transverse abdominals is essential, as they provide support for your body during runs. To activate your transverse abdominals, try the "in and up" move with your belly button, pulling in and up with your stomach muscles. Run happy and pain free!
Choosing the correct running shoe can prevent injuries throughout the body. The foot is the bottom of the "kinetic chain." If your foot isn't supported properly, faulty mechanics during running can translate up the kinetic chain to your knee, hip, back, even your neck. Your area of greatest vulnerability will likely be affected. However, not everyone needs an ultra-supportive shoe.
Beginning again soon...
Looking for a fun way to get in your run? Join Best Life Physical Therapy's weekly Running Group.
Day of the week is TBD, but start time will be 5:30pm. We will stretch, head out for a 5K run, and then meet
back at the clinic for some social time (beer included!).
A licensed Physical Therapist will be available to answer your running questions free of charge.
This is a great way to stay motivated and meet others who share a love for fitness. This event is free of charge and open to everyone (all levels of runners are encouraged to come out). See you there!
Are you training for a race? We want to help you succeed!
Free Runner's Assessment by appointment:
· Improve your Performance
· Address Nagging Pain
· Get Solutions to Meet Your Needs
Footwear Recommendations/Stretching & Strengthening Ideas
Call to schedule today, while appointments are still available!
Check out this blog. Where to go to physical therapy is your choice, find out how to make the right one because all physical therapy isn't created equal.
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