If you look at a volleyball player, you’ll notice that they have muscle. Not only in their upper body but also lower. Volleyball is a demanding sport that requires strength, power, and agility. I know that strength training is crucial for most sports, but it’s truly essential for volleyball players. Strength is the solid foundation…

Are you a runner who has always dreamed of participating in a marathon or even 1/2 of one. How can you prepare yourself for one? We have the Rock n Roll half marathon fast approaching in October of this year. We have a lot of COR participants including our very own physical therapist, Dr. Erin…

We all have a hobby. For some it is Fortnight, for others, it is hiking. A lot of people enjoy cycling during the warmer months, taking strolls at sunset or biking on the weekends.  If you’re near a beach, you may even play volleyball. Have you ever jammed your finger from playing volleyball, football, or…

Many companies and bike shops have created bike fit programs including high-tech equipment and expensive add-ons. While these programs can be very successful, there is much more that should be factored into a proper bike fit. Your strength, endurance, flexibility, past injury history, current injuries and goals all have an important impact of the appropriate…

As children, we learned how to ride a bicycle as a right of passage. We went outside on a warm day during summer and rode around the blocks with our friends or even as a family. Cycling has many advantages, it’s good exercise, easier to find parking, better for the environment. If you’re traveling on…

Not many of us consider stretching as exercising, but it is. Sure, it doesn’t give you rock hard abs, lose weight or sweat, but it is part of staying healthy. As an athlete, it is important to stretch before and after workouts. It has been shown to decrease injuries and increased range of motion and…

If you’ve been following us this month, you’ll notice a theme. Mobility, flexibility and all around just getting yourself back to feeling 100 percent. A lot of us want to start stretching, we’ve heard the benefits, it increases flexibility, decreases pain in some areas, warms your muscles before a workout and it can help decrease…

What is mobility? Mobility is defined as the ability to move your joints and muscles in the full range of motion with no restrictions. This differs from flexibility as flexibility means how far out your muscle can go. You may be able to lift your leg up quite high if you use your hands to…

Stretching and flexibility may not be the first words you think of when you think of a workout, but it is just as important as your regular exercises. It’s part of a proper workout routine and has overall benefits. If you feel tightness try a few simple stretches to help loosen your muscles before your…

We all walk, squat, kneel, run, sit down, stand up, walk up and down stairs, even downhill.  Do your knees hurt while performing these day to day activities? Do you have running knee pain? You don’t need to be a runner to have it, it’s used as a broad term to say that you have…

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