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Chi Walking at Advance Physical Therapy: January 2015

ChiWalking logoThe dates & the times for the January ChiWalking workshop are:

Dates: Saturdays (January 10 & 24)

Time: 1:30–3:00

Let me know if you would like to attend this workshop. See below for more workshop details.

Happy Holidays, Beth

         

Walk effortlessly and injury-free by learning how to walk biomechanically.

ChiWalking is the most exciting walking instruction available.  Walkers get injured because of being tense, walking upright, and leading with their legs.  ChiWalking has you moving from your core muscles, while relaxing the rest of your body. This, combined with engaging gravity, makes walking effortless and injury-free. This is the essence of ChiWalking – relax and let your body do what it was built to do, walk faster and easier and leave injuries behind.

Since walking is such a basic, every day movement, when one’s walking form is improved, the benefits are far-reaching.

Workshop Information:

Open to all: all levels, any age, injured or not

Instructor: Beth Elder  (contact information:  (919) 949-6058    belder25@gmail.com)

Dates: Saturdays (January 10 & 24)

Time: 1:30–3:00

Registration no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, 1/2/15

Fee: $70 total for the 2 sessions (Payment due at time of registration)

Location:  Advance Physical Therapy, 77 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (between Whole Foods and Staples)

Private workshops and lessons are available by request.

Workshop Details:

In this workshop, you will learn the basic components of the ChiWalking technique. You will get lots of personal attention. The workshop will provide you with a rich learning experience packed with good information to help you walk effortlessly and injury-free for the rest of your life.

Class Format: I will be guiding you through many exercises and drills designed to leave you with a clear sense of what the ChiWalking technique feels like in your body.  We will spend time alternating between demonstrations, fun exercises and technique drills…the nature of the workshop will be relaxed and fun.

The workshop will be held outside, so check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Please bring snacks and water, if needed.

 

Beth Elderbeth

ChiRunning and ChiWalking Certified Instructor

NASM and ACE Certified Personal Trainer

PCC Pilates Certified Instructor

Functional Movement Systems Certified Instructor

TRX Certified Instructor

(919) 949-6058

belder25@gmail.com

ChiRunning Workshop at Advance Physical Therapy

 

ChiRunning logo

Do you want to run as you were born to run – injury-free and effortlessly?

ChiRunning is the most exciting running instruction available.  Runners get injured because of being tense, running upright, and leading with their legs. ChiRunning accomplishes injury prevention and energy efficiency by teaching you how to run aligned, relax your body, use your core, and lean to allow gravity to pull you forward. This is the essence of ChiRunning – relax and let your body do what it was built to do, leave stress, strain, and injury behind.

A ChiRunning workshop participant wrote me the following:

Hey Beth – I had a great run during the Tobacco Rd half-marathon on Sunday.  I used the Chi Running techniques I learned in your classes and they were so helpful!  I am a slower paced runner, so realistically my goal was to finish in 2:20 and absolutely no later than 2:30.  I finished in 2:09:54!!  I’m thrilled with my results. And no knee and hip pain for the first time ever!! Not even after the run – shear JOY!! I had a blast.  I wanted to share with you my wonderful experience! Thank You!!  – Amy 

Join me for two sessions and learn to run for the rest of your life!

Workshop Information:

Open to all:  all levels, any age, injured or not

Instructor: Beth Elder  (contact information:  (919) 949-6058    belder25@gmail.com)

Dates: Saturdays (Dec. 6 & 13)

Time: 1:30-3:00

Registration: no later Friday, 11/28/14

Fee: $70 total for the 2 sessions. Each session is 1 ½ hour long.

(Payment due at time of registration)

Location: Advance Physical Therapy, 77 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (between Whole Foods and Staples)

 

Private workshops and lessons are available by request.

 

Workshop Details:

In this workshop, you will learn the basic components of the ChiRunning technique. You will get lots of personal attention. The workshop will provide you with a rich learning experience packed with good information to help you run injury-free for the rest of your life.

Class Format: I will be guiding you through many exercises and drills designed to leave you with a clear sense of what the ChiRunning technique feels like in your body.  We will not be doing lots of running (contrary to what you might imagine), so no matter what condition you are in, have no fear.  We will spend time alternating between demonstrations, fun exercises and technique drills…the nature of the workshop will be relaxed and fun.

The workshop will be held outside, so check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.

Please bring snacks and water, if needed.

—-beth

Beth Elder

ChiRunning and ChiWalking Certified Instructor

NASM and ACE Certified Personal Trainer

PCC Pilates Certified Instructor

Functional Movement Systems Certified Instructor

TRX Certified Instructor

(919) 949-6058

belder25@gmail.com

Advance Physical Therapy and Fleet Feet Sports Wraps Up Winter Coat Collection for Area Children

Coats for kids

Dear Friends,

On October 19th we concluded our winter coat collection drive.   Together with Fleet Feet Sports we were able to collect 28 winter coats.   All of the donations went to the John Avery Boys and Girls Club of Durham; this organization provides a safe and warm place for kids to learn, grow and have fun.

Thank you to everyone who helped in donating and collecting winter coats for this effort. We all helped in giving the gift of warmth and health to local children this winter season!

Warmly,

Matthew Harwood, physical therapist at Advance Physical Therapy

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New ChiWalking Workshop in November

Beth working with a participant on body position

Beth working with a participant on body position

November ChiWalking workshop dates & times are:

Dates: Saturdays (Nov. 8 & 15)

Time: 1:30–3:00   

Walk effortlessly and injury-free by learning how to walk biomechanically.

ChiWalking is the most exciting walking instruction available.  Walkers get injured because of being tense, walking upright, and leading with their legs.  ChiWalking has you moving from your core muscles, while relaxing the rest of your body. This, combined with engaging gravity, makes walking effortless and injury-free. This is the essence of ChiWalking – relax and let your body do what it was built to do, walk faster and easier and leave injuries behind.

Since walking is such a basic, every day movement, when one’s walking form is improved, the benefits are far-reaching.

Workshop Information:

Open to all: all levels, any age, injured or not

Instructor: Beth Elder  (contact information:  (919) 949-6058    belder25@gmail.com)

Dates: Saturdays (Nov. 8 & 15)

Time: 1:30–3:00

Registration no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, 10/31/14

Fee: $70 total for the 2 sessions (Payment due at time of registration)

Location:  Advance Physical Therapy, 77 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (between Whole Foods and Staples)

Private workshops and lessons are available by request.

Workshop Details:

In this workshop, you will learn the basic components of the ChiWalking technique. You will get lots of personal attention. The workshop will provide you with a rich learning experience packed with good information to help you walk effortlessly and injury-free for the rest of your life.

Class Format: I will be guiding you through many exercises and drills designed to leave you with a clear sense of what the ChiWalking technique feels like in your body.  We will spend time alternating between demonstrations, fun exercises and technique drills…the nature of the workshop will be relaxed and fun.

The workshop will be held outside, so check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Please bring snacks and water, if needed.

——

bethBeth Elder

ChiRunning and ChiWalking Certified Instructor

NASM and ACE Certified Personal Trainer

PCC Pilates Certified Instructor

Functional Movement Systems Certified Instructor

TRX Certified Instructor

(919) 949-6058

belder25@gmail.com

Coats For Kids Update

We still need more coat donations!

Dear friends,

I want to thank you for all the coat donations we have received so far for our Coats for Kids effort. But we still need more coats and we need your help. Let’s try to help as many children that we can!

My inspiration to initiate this effort comes from a couple of places. First, I recently become a father and I understand the wants of a parent to provide for their child, but maybe not all parents have the resources to do this. Also, last winter was extremely cold for our area and the forecast for this winter is to be the same or colder.

NOW is the best time to look into your closets or ask your family, friends and neighbors with children if they have outgrown winter coats that they could donate to our Coats for Kids!

Follow this link to learn about how to donate:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k8FzP7fULA&list=UUwnoVYi2EzOzAu2YGQ0uWkw

“I know there are so many causes to help with in today’s world.   Please consider assisting our cause which will directly help an area child stay warm this winter.”

kid playing in snow

Thank you for your help in this effort,

Matthew Harwood, PT, DPT, OCS at Advance Physical Therapy

photoWhy Donate?  Because coats become outgrown quickly in a growing child. Rather than donating to a cause and not knowing who it is going to, donate your coats/jackets to a cause that is for local children.   The John Avery Boys and Girls Club serves children who did not have proper coats last winter. Their directors have told us that they had children come to the center in light jackets and sweat shirts.

John Avery B and G club 2

Here is how you can help!

What are we collecting? We are asking for new or gently used coats for girls and boys, ages 6-18.

Where can you make donations? Donations can dropped off at the Fleet Feet Sports stores in Carrborro and Durham.

When can you donate? Today, Tomorrow, Any day from now until October 16th!

Give the Gift of Warmth for a Healthy Winter Season

John Avery B and G club 2Being cold takes the fun out of winter.  Last winter was especially cold and nasty for us in the greater triangle region.  Thinking about this may make you cringe and go searching for your winter jacket!   For some children in our community, last winter was endured without the warmth of a winter coat.  During a recent conversation with the coordinators of Durham’s John Avery Boys and Girls Club, Greg Greene and Arielle Williams told us;  winter is especially hard for some of their club’s children.  They tell us children show up to the center in the middle of winter with only a light jacket or a sweatshirt.  Please join Advance Physical Therapy and Fleet Feet Sports in collecting contributions of new and/or gently used coats for children at Durham’s John Avery Boys and Girl club, (www.johnavery.org.) before this year’s wintery season knocks at our doorstep!    kid playing in snow

Here is how you can help.  Bring in your donation of new or gently used coats for girls and boys ages 6- 18 years to any of our three collection locations.   We will be collecting contributions from August 19th through October 15th.   Please tell your family, friends and neighbors to donate and make a difference for a child this winter!

You can drop off coats at any of these three locations or give us a call for more information at (919) 932-7266:

 

Advance Physical Therapy:   77 South Elliott St., Chapel Hill NC,  http://advance-physicaltherapy.com/directions/

APT store front 3

Fleet Feet Sports in Carborro:  300 E. Main Street Unit C  Carrboro, NC 27510, http://www.fleetfeetcarrboro.com/about/directions/carrboro-store

FF_horizFleet Feet Sports in Durham :  6807 Fayetteville Road Suite 105  Durham, NC 27713, http://www.fleetfeetcarrboro.com/about/directions/durham-store

Come See What We Do

We would like to welcome our colleagues, friends, clients and patients to a free public lecture reviewing the history, background and general “nuts and bolts” of the powerful work we are doing to address curvature of the spine.

“The Influence of Position and Breath In the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis using Postural Restoration and Schroth Methodologies”.

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The lecture will be given by Susan Henning PT, PRC, BSPTS Schroth certified.  We are passionate about treating curvature of the spine early and aggressively, and are eager to educate and inform as many practitioners, parents and patients who may notice or be affected by curvature of the spine – like scoliosis or kyphosis.  We hope to see you there.

Where: Advance Physical Therapy – Certified Postural Restoration Center

77 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 932-7266 (please call to register for attendance as seating is limited)

When: Thursday August 7th, 2014

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

light refreshments provided

Concerns about the way your child or a child you know is moving??

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ADVANCE PHYSICAL THERAPY’S Pediatric Physical Therapist Specialist is offering FREE PEDIATRIC MOVEMENT SCREENINGS Wednesdays in July and August from 12-2 pm. Bring your child and/or talk to our specialist. Call ahead at (919) 932-7266 to reserve a time.

Lisa Mangino PT, DPT, PCS, C/NDT

Lisa Mangino PT, DPT, PCS, C/NDT

GET READY FOR THE TARHEEL 10 MILER

Laurel Hill pic 2

            Race day for this year’s Tar Heel 10 Miler is just around the corner on April 26th!  Matthew Harwood, PT, DPT, OCS from Advance Physical Therapy shares his thoughts about efficient running form and running Laurel Hill!

The Tar Heel 10 Miler is a fun and challenging race for runners.  I have noticed a trend in seeing runners who suffered either a new injury or made an injury worse when running on the last 4 miles of the course, which includes Laurel Hill.  

Laurel Hill pic3

This particular section of the course features a lot of running down and up hills.  Running hills is challenging because the demand on our muscles and joints in our legs, ankles and feet increases.  Also, when we run uphill especially, the tendency will be to arch your back more and loose position in your mid-trunk around your ribcage and pelvis.  The ability to efficiently use the gluteal and hip muscles becomes less, and the runner will push off more from their legs and feet. These types of compensations will affect how a runner uses their legs and feet when they run.  When you combine inefficient running form with the physical demands of running up and down hills and also being fatigued at miles 8 through 9 of the race, then the risk for injury and delayed recovery for healing afterwards becomes greater.

To help reduce risk for injury in your legs and feet, Matthew advocates including hills as part of your training preparation. “Achilles tendon, lower leg muscle strains and plantar-fascia pain are the more common injuries I have treated for participants who have completed this race.  In order to finish the race strong and recover afterwards it is important to prepare well and seek injury management and runner specific physical therapy early before race day.  

Learn tips for running Laurel Hill by watching an instructional video by Matthew:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhv4vnkpJJc

Follow this link to learn more about Advance Physical Therapy’s running program:

http://advance-physicaltherapy.com/postural-restoration-running-program/

Hi Runners – New ChiRunning Workshop

 

You are welcome to participate in the upcoming ChiRunning workshop.beth

Dates & times are:

Dates: Saturdays (May 10 & 31st) 

Time: 10:00 – 11:30

See below for more workshop details. 

Have fun running forever, Beth

ChiRunning Workshop

Instructor: Beth Elder

 

          Do you want to run as you were born to run – injury-free and effortlessly? Then come to the ChiRunning workshop I am offering.

            ChiRunning is the most exciting running instruction available.  Runners get injured because of being tense, running upright, and leading with their legs. ChiRunning accomplishes injury prevention and energy efficiency by teaching you how to run aligned, relax your body, use your core, and lean to allow gravity to pull you forward. This is the essence of ChiRunning – relax and let your body do what it was built to do, leave stress, strain, and injury behind.

            A ChiRunning workshop participant wrote me the following:

Hey Beth – I had a great run during the Tobacco Rd half-marathon on Sunday.  I used the Chi Running techniques I learned in your classes and they were so helpful!  I am a slower paced runner, so realistically my goal was to finish in 2:20 and absolutely no later than 2:30.  I finished in 2:09:54!!  I’m thrilled with my results. And no knee and hip pain for the first time ever!! Not even after the run – shear JOY!! I had a blast.  I wanted to share with you my wonderful experience! Thank You!!  – Amy 

Join me for two sessions and learn to run for the rest of your life!

Workshop Information:

Open to all:  all levels, any age, injured or not

Instructor: Beth Elder  (contact information:  (919) 949-6058    belder25@gmail.com)

Dates: Saturdays (May 10 & 31)

Time:10:00-11:30

Registration: no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, 5/2/14

Fee: $70 total for the 2 sessions. Each session is 1 ½ hour long.

(Payment due at time of registration)

Location: Advance Physical Therapy, 77 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (between Whole Foods and Staples)

 

Private workshops and lessons are available by request.

 

Workshop Details:

In this workshop, you will learn the basic components of the ChiRunning technique. Since this workshop is a small group format, you will get lots of personal attention. The workshop will provide you with a rich learning experience packed with good information to help you run injury-free for the rest of your life.

Class Format: I will be guiding you through many exercises and drills designed to leave you with a clear sense of what the ChiRunning technique feels like in your body.  We will not be doing lots of running (contrary to what you might imagine), so no matter what condition you are in, have no fear.  We will spend time alternating between demonstrations, fun exercises and technique drills…the nature of the workshop will be relaxed and fun.

The workshop will be held outside, so check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.

Please bring snacks and water, if needed.