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Runners Clinic at Weststride (October 20th) by charlestlee

On October 20th (11am – 2pm), Beth Collier and Maggie Gebhardt, physical therapists from our team at Motion Stability, will be teaching and participating in a runners’ clinic at Weststride Running Store3517 Northside Parkway #11, Atlanta, GA 30327.

This clinic will be co-hosted by Brooks Running Shoes. Maggie and Beth will be teaching two foam rolling clinics at 11:30am and 12:30pm and will be on hand to give out pointers throughout the day. Brooks will also be present for gait analysis and shoe fitting. Contact the store to reserve your spot! 404-467-1010 or visit


Your Diaphragm – Not Just For Breathing! by charlestlee

Post by Beth Collier PT, DPT, OCS

Most people know that our diaphragms are responsible for allowing us to breathe in and out. Most people also know that fast repetitions of diaphragm contractions manifest as hiccups.  What most people don’t realize is that the diaphragm is actually a part of your core and plays a vitally important role in posture.

Other components of your core muscles include your deep ab and back muscles as well as muscles that make up your pelvic floor. A dysfunction in one part of the core can lead to increase stress on the other remaining muscles groups, which is why core strengthening is emphasized in back pain and incontinence.

As a musician or athlete, it is important to train your diaphragm to be able to withstand the extra stress of increased breathing demand during activities like running, cycling, singing or playing a wind instrument but still be able to contribute to your core strength and postural control.