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Kinetix Advanced Physical Therapy, To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Tips to Optimize Flexibility

Many have grown up with the understanding that, whenever you’re about to work out, compete or otherwise push your body, it’s important to stretch immediately before the activity in order to prevent injury and perform your best.  Yet, despite these long-held beliefs, Valencia physical therapist Tim Eckard says – perhaps surprisingly – that there’s little evidence to support this theory.   […]

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Parents: Be Aware of the Signs of Sports Injuries

As student-athletes train over the summer, preparing to head back to the practice fields later this season, injuries are going to happen. Despite concerted efforts to reduce and prevent sports injuries, Valencia physical therapist Tim Eckard pointed out that it’s impossible to eliminate them from sports.   In order to ensure injuries are diagnosed and treated quickly, before they worsen, Eckard said it’s paramount parents and guardians are able to quickly identify the signs of possible injury – ailments that aren’t always obvious during practice […]

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6 Common Summer Activity Mistakes, with Solutions

For many, summer is defined by a whirlwind of outdoor activity, a natural response to warmer, brighter and warmer days.  But as we venture out into the sun for yard work, bike rides, morning jogs, long hikes and swimming at the beach, Valencia physical therapist Tim Eckard warns people to avoid common summer exercise mistakes that can put them at […]

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Valencia Wellness: Tips for Preventing Painful Shin Splints this Running Season

The longer days and warmer weather of spring can be invigorating, enticing runners of all levels to up their games. But while this time of year may motivate one to increase the duration, frequency and intensity of their runs, Valencia physical therapist Tim Eckard cautions that if the increase is too sudden, it could put the runner at the risk […]

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Valencia PT Offers Tips to Keep the Weekend Warrior Healthy, Injury Free

A “weekend warrior” is someone who, due to the hectic nature of a typical workweek, opts to cram most of her or his exercise into weekend workouts, activities, games and/or competitions. And while Valencia physical therapist Tim Eckard says he’ll never fault anyone for getting exercise, he added that weekend warriors should be particularly cautious […]

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