Dr. Kristen Lattimore

10 Week Progress Note

Distance running is a big mental game. By far that is the biggest lesson that I seem to learn and relearn throughout this experience. When I started training for this half marathon, I was determined to check each box that made up the training schedule Ivy designed for me. Through talking with Ivy, I have … 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

How Do You Measure Success?

Everyone wants to feel successful professionally and personally. Of course the level of success everyone aspires to can be different but everyone is able provide some standard for which they aim. For example, one person may want to receive a passing score on their yearly work performance review. While another individual may view a stellar … Read More

Four Categories of Words to Avoid in Ortho

Language has been examined a lot lately in the pain world including how explaining pain translate to patient outcomes. Patients want to know the cause of their pain which often provokes medical providers to use words and phrases that catastrophize, dramatize, over-simplify, and predict long-term outcomes. These four categories of words and phrases should be … Read More

Physical Therapy and Breast Cancer Awareness

Lately it feels like everyone is touting some month out of the year as their own.  For instance, October is Breastfeeding month, Vegetarian month, and Outdoor Lighting month.  As important as lighting is to outdoor ambiance, I think October is important for other reasons.  When I think of October I think of Breast Cancer Awareness.  … Read More