WOSM Orthopaedic Blog

Physical Therapy & Fitness

Prepare Your Bike and Body for a More Rewarding Cycling Experience

Washington D.C. is a frequent entry on “Most Bike-Friendly Cities in America” lists across the media landscape.1 With over 50 miles of bike lanes on city streets,2 hundreds of miles of paved bike trails, bicycle tours of the monuments, and a bike share service with... Read More

Stretching and Strengthening for Running: Injury risk reduction strategies

With winter finally over and spring in full swing, thousands of Washington DC-area runners will be dusting off their running shoes this month and hitting the trails. Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the United States and, according to the... Read More

Prehabilitation: Training for Surgery or Sport

Prehabilitation (or “prehab”) refers to a therapy program designed either to prepare the body for surgery or as a method of injury prevention for athletic training, the work environment, or everyday functional activities. In this article, we first summarize prehab’s mental, emotional, and physical benefits... Read More

Dynamic vs. Static Stretching: How Runners Benefit with Both

As a runner, I am always looking for “the answers.” I want to know how to be faster and stronger while avoiding injury. One of the most popular discussions that help tie all these questions together is the one regarding static versus dynamic stretching. Both... Read More