Tag Archive: Spark Physical Therapy

Can You Run on A Stress Fracture?

Have you ever felt pain in your foot and wondered if you have a stress fracture? Do you want to know how to tell if you have a stress fracture? In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon, runner, and triathlete, Dr. Elizabeth Bondi, DPM from Northern Illinois Foot… View Article...

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How To Find Time To Run Without Mom Guilt

Do you want to know how you can manage the busy life of being a mom and still find time for your health and your run?  Do you have mom guilt when trying to fit in running with your busy schedule?  As parents, finding time for ourselves can be a challenge.  In this episode, LaToya… View Article...

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5k and Half Marathon | 3 Can’t Miss Tips

Do you know what the best way to prepare for a half marathon is? Do you know what you should do before a 5k? This week’s Healthy Runner Podcast answers those questions for you!   In episode 29, I had the pleasure of talking with running coach Cat Aniballi! She is so passionate about running… View Article...

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UCAN Have Energy For Running | How To Avoid Hitting The Wall

  Have you ever bonked on a race? Do you want to know how to avoid GI problems with running? Do you want to know what causes fatigue with running? Would you like more energy for your runs?      Well… UCAN have energy for running and you don’t have to bonk during your next… View Article...

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How Fast Should I Run | 3 Types Of Runs

Do you have a plan when you head out the door to go for a run?  Have you been wondering…how fast should I run? When I first started running 9 years ago, I would go outside and would just try to run as fast as possible. I thought “running is cardio and if I’m not… View Article...

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How Do You Prepare To Run in Hot Weather | Running Outside in the Summer

It is the dog days of summer and we are currently running through the hottest part of the year and we wanted to help you conquer running outside in the summer!  Have you every thought to yourself …what temperature is too hot to run? Or do you want to know how to prepare to run… View Article...

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Nutrition Keys To Success For Running Races | Fuel and Hydration For Runners

Do you want to know how to fuel and hydrate properly before you run your first virtual half marathon?  Have you struggled with hitting the wall during your previous races?  I know I have!  My legs locked up during my first and only full marathon in Hartford.  I wish I knew how to stay hydrated… View Article...

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SPARK Your Sole Virtual Half Marathon

Registration   Have you been struggling to get the motivation to run consistently?  Add a SPARK to your summer and get back your running fitness with this special virtual half marathon! In the wake of COVID-19, SPARK Physical Therapy and Lift Your Sole are collaborating to coordinate a virtual half marathon to keep you motivated… View Article...

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Running Injury Prevention | A Coach’s Perspective with Jason Fitzgerald

Why do I keep getting injured running?  Have you wondered this before or want to know how running injuries can be prevented? Do you think your body is just not made for running?  These are the struggles and frustrations I hear often for those looking to seek a healthier lifestyle.  I even thought this myself… View Article...

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IT Band Syndrome | Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment | Get Back To Running

Do you get stubborn pain on the outside of your knee with running especially going up hills?  This could be sharp at times and may even cause you to walk during your run.  Have you thought… will IT band syndrome ever go away?  Have you tried rest, ice, and stopping running but every time you… View Article...

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