MK, Author at The FIT Institute

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Golfer’s Elbow? Tennis Elbow? What’s the difference? And why do I have this injury if I am not an athlete?  

Medial and/or Lateral epicondylitis Both injuries involve the muscles and tendons of your forearm, and can cause significant pain and frustration with difficulty completing daily routine, sport and leisure.  Epicondylitis is the irritation of tendons that attach to the epicondyle - part of the bone on the inside (medial) or outside (lateral) part of the [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|Fitness, physical therapy|Comments Off on Golfer’s Elbow? Tennis Elbow? What’s the difference? And why do I have this injury if I am not an athlete?  

Massage Therapy:  Effective in Alleviating Muscle Spasms and Cramps

Any  runner at one point or another has had a varying degree of a muscle spasm or a cramp.  Spasms are painful and uncontrollable in the moment. Sometimes they can take your breath away.  Soft tissue manual therapy is an effective technique to relieve spasms and the soreness caused from them.   Spasms Defined A [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Massage Therapy:  Effective in Alleviating Muscle Spasms and Cramps

Summer Fun Runs

Spring into summer and sign up for a 5k!  After the long and cold winter in Chicago it can be difficult to find the motivation to start working out again.  One of the best ways to help kick start your training is by signing up for a race.  Below is a list of TFI’s best [...]

By | April 18th, 2018|Cardio, Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Summer Fun Runs

ITBFS and PFPS in the Runner

Overtime, with increased mileage, less than optimal mechanics,  and inadequate recovery there is often tissue failure resulting in an injury.  “Runner’s knee” is not one condition. Runner’s, let’s chat about your knee pain…”   ITBFS and PFPS in the Runner Training errors are believed to be one of the most common causes of overuse injuries. [...]

By | April 18th, 2018|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on ITBFS and PFPS in the Runner

Become a Triathlete

6 Strength Exercises To Prepare For Big Race So you want to be a triathlete, hey? Is it the pressure from people claiming "runners' high" is their daily vice? Or, is it the conscious guilt you hold about that New Year's resolution you've made for the fifth year in a row? Regardless of the predicament [...]

By | April 13th, 2018|Cardio, Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Become a Triathlete

Loyola University Underdogs in The Elite Eight

March Madness is one of the most watched sporting series in the United States. With over 20 million viewers expected to watch from the Elite Eight through the Championship Game, many are rooting for the underdog, because who can really have a team to root for throughout the entire tournament. Loyola University are the underdogs [...]

By | March 22nd, 2018|Health|Comments Off on Loyola University Underdogs in The Elite Eight

Tips For The Perfect Post Workout Snack

 5 Trainer Picks From 7-Eleven Whoever thought getting yourself to eat would be a difficult task? We all know that most Americans LOVE to eat, and eat a lot. But how often do you skip one of the most important meals of the day? An no, I’m not talking about breakfast. A majority of people opt [...]

By | March 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tips For The Perfect Post Workout Snack

Importance Of Proper Nutrіtіоn Fоr Athlеtеѕ And Pеrfоrmаnсе

Importance of Good Nutrіtіоn fоr Athlеtеѕ and Sports Pеrfоrmаnсе Nutrition is аn еѕѕеntіаl part of lіvіng a healthy lіfе; this іѕ еvеn more true when соnѕіdеrіng nutrition fоr аthlеtеѕ. Athlеtеѕ whо аrе mоrе асtіvе оr аrе engaged in a ѕроrt need to hаvе a wеll-bаlаnсеd dіеt. Fueling your body with the proper nutrition it needs [...]

By | March 21st, 2018|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Importance Of Proper Nutrіtіоn Fоr Athlеtеѕ And Pеrfоrmаnсе

Ever Wonder How Far Soccer Players Run During a Match?

In the 2014 World Cup, Business Insider tracked the distance covered by players in the  USA vs. Ghana match.  As you can see from the chart below, USA midfielder Michael Bradley ran the most totaling 7.9 miles in one match.  What really surprised me was USA goalkeeper Tim Howard was tracked running 2.9 miles.  Given [...]

By | March 3rd, 2018|Cardio, Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Ever Wonder How Far Soccer Players Run During a Match?

Dry Needling Therapy  (DNT) Frequently Asked Questions

“Dry Needling Therapy (DNT) is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, and, diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input, and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.” American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 2013 Dry Needling Therapy (DNT) --How to prepare: It is [...]

By | February 23rd, 2018|Health|Comments Off on Dry Needling Therapy  (DNT) Frequently Asked Questions