Boot camp is a military-style fitness experience for people off all level. Boot camp combines high-intensity workouts, militaristic coaching models, and skilled endurance training. Boot camp has become one of the most popular fitness trends in America and around the world, yet every boot camp class is vastly different. COR boot camp in the Santa…

Youth injures are a common concern for coaches, players, and parents. Nearly 30 million kids participate in youth sports each year, and with that comes a list of injuries. As youth sports gain increased attention for increased injuries, parents and coaches need to step back and consider a solution to keep kids safe on the…

Have you noticed something strange when you run or when you are on the cardio machines at the gym? Do your toes go numb when you work out? If so, what can you do about it? Could foot numbness when you exercise be the cause of something bigger?   Toes Go Numb While Running –…

With any low back pain patient, we undergo a detailed injury history. Sometimes the history of a patient is quick, lasting 10 minutes. Other times, the injury history takes 30 minutes, especially in complicated low back pain cases. I’ll never forget one patient, she had undergone 5 spinal fusions (where they fuse two segments of…

Muscle tightness and restricted lower extremity range of motion (ROM) are common in active individuals and athletics. A number of studies have shown that reduced hip and knee range of motion increases the risk of thigh muscle injuries in sports involving sprinting. At COR, Santa Clara Physical Therapy, we’ve seen poor hip and knee range of…

Diving is a unique combination of strength, power, and flexibility. Whether you’re starting on a country club diving team just learning the approach and hurdle or are jumping off a 30-m cliff, a proper diving dryland program can aid performance. I remember as a child learning how to dive at my local summer league team….

I recently received an e-mail from a coach asking me the following. When I began responding, I realized the answer was easily long enough for a blog post. Here is the question: Q: I work with a group of elite high school swimmers and no matter how much I talk with them about functional strength…