Dr. Ivy Jordan

Running Medicine 2018 Highlights

It’s that time again where I have the pleasure of sharing what the experts at the UVA Running Medicine conference are up to and how we can keep runners running fast, long and healthy. This year did not disappoint as the keynote speaker Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD dropped so many knowledge bombs I needed an … Read More

Are you training to run fast or to be a F.A.S.T. Runner?

Race season is upon us! That time of year where we gear up for spring races and plan our fall race schedule. Many of us pull training programs off the internet, while others try to replicate what may have worked in the past. Some of us will hook up with a local running group or … Read More

It’s Not a Sprint….It’s a (Half) Marathon: Part 2

We’re back! Kristen is in week 9 of her training and things are cruising along! The half is 5 weeks away so there’s still work to be done before we can celebrate with post-race brunch. She has completed an 8 mile long run and is consistently running 3-4 times a week for 3-4 miles which … Read More

The PT Minute: What is the biggest misconception about Physical Therapists/Therapy from your PERSONAL patient experiences?

This week’s PT Minute question: “What is the biggest misconception about Physical Therapists/Therapy from your PERSONAL patient experiences?” Dr. Carlos J Berio – “Physical therapy is where you go when you’re hurt”. While this a great place to work from as a profession, it really undermines the many skills and knowledge the an experienced physical therapist possesses. … Read More

Week 3 Progress Report: Everything’s Connected

If you haven’t heard, Ivy and I are training to run a half marathon in November and throughout that process Ivy is going to share how she designed my training program. Intermittently I wanted to provide some insight from my perspective as a relative novice in distance training.  For my first three weeks the biggest … Read More

It’s Not a Sprint…It’s a (Half) Marathon: Part 1

How do I design a training program for a half marathon? Just ask my coworker Dr. Kristen Lattimore! As the resident running/endurance athlete specialist here at SPARK, Kristen asked me to design a training program in preparation for the Norfolk Half Marathon we will be running on November 20th. Here’s the actual program she will … Read More

The PT Minute: How Do You Know You CAN’T Help Someone?

The SPARK Physical Therapists get one-minute to answer a single clinical question. We live in a “I want it and I want it now” society.  This is our way of providing our community the best answers to the burning questions without any fluff. This week’s PT Minute question: “How Do You Know You Can’t Help Someone? Dr. Carlos … Read More

Prep for Tomorrow

“Help me, help you.” This is what your body says every time you finish exercising in the hopes you will show it some TLC so it’s ready to go again tomorrow. More often than not we dismiss this suggestion and assume our bodies will magically repair themselves without any thought or effort. Then what happens? … Read More