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 Knee Pain

Choosing the Right Clinic for ACL Physical Therapy

One of the most devastating injuries to happen in the sports world is the dreaded ACL tear. This ligament provides stability to the knee, especially during athletic movements like cutting to rapidly change direction. Tearing this ligament is often a season-ending injury that results in surgical reconstruction to restore knee stability. Following surgery, a comprehensive rehab plan is necessary to...
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 Running

Running Form Assessment – A Key to Improving Your Runs

Do you want to run faster? Do you want to be able to run longer without running out of breath? If so, then it’s time that you take a look at your running form. While there are many factors that contribute to running performance, such as the terrain and climate conditions, one key factor is how effectively athletes use their...
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 Female Athlete
 Fitness Athlete

RED-S: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport

What exactly is RED-S? Are you eating enough to sustain your training volume? What are the warning signs that you are under-fueling? Let’s talk about it!...
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 CrossFit
 Shoulder Pain

Avoid Surgery with a Torn Labrum

You’ve been diagnosed with a torn labrum in your shoulder, but what do you do now? This article will give you all of the information you need to make an informed decision on your next steps and how to get back after a labrum injury! What is your Labrum? The labrum is considered part of the shoulder capsule. It is...
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 Female Athlete
 Pregnancy & Postpartum

C-Section Scar Management

No matter how much you try to prepare yourself for labor, nothing can truly make you feel ready, especially when it comes to a cesarean section. As you transition from pregnancy to new mom status, most women are left with a few reminders of what their body has endured. For women who gave birth via cesarean section, this often means...
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 Injury Prevention
 Recovery

Tips for Better Sleep to Maximize Performance

Let’s face it, you’ve tried every thing in the book to get those 8 hours of sleep. But, nothing works. You feel like no amount of melatonin is going to do the trick. And you’ve finally thrown in the towel. Well, truth be told (and research agrees) is that there actually is no magic trick or pill that is going...
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 Diastasis
 Female Athlete
 Pregnancy & Postpartum

First Trimester: The Fitness Athlete’s Pregnancy Guide

Whether this is your first pregnancy or you’re a “seasoned pro,” you probably have questions about how to navigate your fitness journey with now being pregnant.  This 3-part blog series is for you if you:  Identify as a fitness athlete: CrossFit or Burn Bootcamp; F45 or powerlifting; weightlifting or HIIT (or if you’d like to start one of these!) Want...
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 CrossFit
 Pregnancy & Postpartum
 Running

Top 3 Tips to Improve Your Recovery & Performance

R.E.C.O.V.E.R.Y Recovery and performance go hand and hand. As we look for performance to improve, our ability to recover must be riding right there next to it. This is true for both physical and mental performance. If we are in the gym or in the office, we need to learn to master this relationship. Let’s be honest, we could all...
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 Lower Body
 Running

Staying Healthy During Your Half, Full, or Ultra Marathon Training!

That race is coming up and it’s time to start putting in the miles. Whether you are going for that half marathon, marathon, or ultra marathon distance you are bound to be spending some time on the road or trails over the next few months.  At Onward Bellingham we specialize in working with runners. We can help maximize efficiency with...