Featured Active Austin Events | March 2020

Featured Active Austin Events | March 2020

Active Austin Events: 2020

Patients of our physical therapy clinic love staying active, and we love supporting them with a list of upcoming Austin events for March 2020:  Activities to stay fit, active and healthy in our great city. If pain or injury is keeping you from enjoying the active lifestyle you desire, click here to request a free phone consultation with one of our expert manual physical therapists.

CANCELED SXSW 2020 | Wellness Expo

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and social distancing, the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin has been canceled. The 2-day SXSW Wellness Expo event at the Palmer Events Center was expected to attract thousands of people interested in health and wellness as well as numerous companies in the continually-growing wellness industry. Click here for updates on this SXSW event.

Austin’s Running of the Green

Saturday March 14th, 2020

Free Event

Austin’s Running of the Green is a St. Patrick’s Day themed 3.5 or 5.5-mile route that travels across the river into downtown with a tour of some notable sites. Don’t forget to wear green on this run, it could pay off.

 

Wild by Wild Basin – PACK IT! Family Hiking

Friday, March 20, 2020

Free Event

Want to go hiking with your family but not sure where to begin? Let Wild Basin get you started with the activities in our NEW PACK It! family backpacks. We’ll show you how to prepare for a hike, get active and outside together, and connect with each other and nature. Click here to learn more about PACK It! at Wild Basin.

 

Capitol Warm-up Run

Saturday March 28th, 2020

Free Event

The Capitol Warm-up Run includes an easy jog on the first mile of the Statesman Cap10K race course with a bonus loop around the Capitol Building thrown in just for fun! More info here.

Featured Active Austin Events | March 2020

Featured Active Austin Events February 2020

Active Austin Events: 2020

Patients of our physical therapy clinic love staying active, and we love supporting them with suggestions of upcoming Austin events in February 2020:  Activities to stay fit, active and healthy in our great city. If pain or injury is keeping you from enjoying the active lifestyle you desire, click here to request a free phone consultation with one of our expert manual physical therapists.

Galentine’s AcroYoga Class @ Athleta

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Free Event

Strong women lift each other up! Join us for a Galentine’s Day Acro class to celebrate the female friendships in your life! Click here for more info and to register.

Texas Wildflower Run

Saturday February 22nd, 2020

Free Event

The Texas Wildflower Run is a traditional 3 to 5.5-mile route that travels on the Ann & Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail along Lady Bird Lake. One of the best times of the year to plant wildflower seeds in Texas is late winter before the spring showers. At the event native Texas wildflower seed packets will be provided, and with your assistance we will help Mother Nature get a head start on covering the trail with vibrant spring colors. There a several green spaces along the trail that are sheltered from spring time grass mowing and we will attempt to seed these areas. Enjoy cinnamon rolls, coffee, hot chocolate and other snacks when you finish. Click here for more info and to register for the Texas Wildflower Run will start and finish at the Austin American-Statesman.

Barton Creek Greenbelt Trash Cleanup

Saturday February 29th, 2020

Free Event

Let’s keep the greenbelt clean! We’ll pick up litter from the trail and creek bed and spend some time outside in the cool fresh air.

 

Featured Active Austin Events | March 2020

Active Austin Events January 2020

Active Austin Events: 2020

Patients of our Austin-area physical therapy clinic love staying active, and we love to support them with suggestions for all the active Austin events in January 2020 that will help keep them fit and healthy. If pain or injury is keeping you from enjoying the active lifestyle you desire, click here to request a free phone consultation with one of our expert manual physical therapists.

 

Pop Up Boot Camp

Saturday January 18th, 2020

Free Event

Join the Town Lake YMCA for a free monthly pop up class January 18th, 2020 at 9:30 AM.  The 45 minute boot camp class is designed to make you sweat and feel amazing! No equipment needed, just bring yourself. Click here for more info and to register.

 

MLK Day of Service with AUTM

Saturday January 18th, 2020

Free Event

Join us for the annual MLK Jr. Day of Service street cleanup hosted by United Way Greater Austin. We will begin with a kick-off breakfast at at 9 am. Please arrive on time to enjoy breakfast tacos, coffee and juice before opening remarks at 9:15 AM. Click here for more info and to register.

 

BYOD Austin Bark in Zilker Park Pawty

Saturday January 25th, 2020

Free Event

This is a responsible dog owner meet up! FREE PUPpuccinos for the doggos! (until supplies last) During the pawty, you’ll be able to sniff out and play with the humans and pups behind BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog). Please note, this is a laid back dog meet up for belly scratches and puppy kisses. Click here for more info and to register.

Active Austin Events December 2019

Active Austin Events December 2019

Active Austin Events December 2019

Patients of our Austin-area physical therapy clinic love staying active, and we love supporting them with some suggestions for local activities to stay fit, active and healthy in our great city. So here’s the list of active Austin events for December 2019. If pain or injury is keeping you from enjoying the active lifestyle you desire, click here to request a free phone consultation with one of our expert manual physical therapists.

Now on to the list of active Austin events in December 2019…

Downtown Holiday Stroll

Saturday December 7th, 2019

Free Event

Celebrate the start of your holiday season in downtown Austin at our 25th annual Downtown Holiday Stroll on Saturday, December 7 from 5:00 to 10:00 PM.  A free, family-friendly event that has something for everyone to enjoy!  Click here for more information.

 

The Bomb Run

Every Friday  6:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Free Event

The run is a slow and easy start and a fast finish meant to simulate race pace. The heart behind the Bomb Run is community. They start together, and they push each other to finish strong. Click here for more information.

 

Austin Trail of Lights

December 10th – 23rd, 2019

The Austin Trail of Lights is returning for its 55th year to Zilker Park. Click a calendar date to purchase tickets and for additional information about that night’s events. Free general admission available for selected dates.

Active Austin Events November 2019

Active Austin Events November 2019

Active Austin Events November 2019

Patients of our Austin-area physical therapy clinic love staying active. And we love to support them with suggestions of Active Austin Events for November 2019 that will help them stay fit and healthy. Is pain or injury keeping you from enjoying the active lifestyle you desire? Then click here to request a free phone consultation with one of Carter PT’s expert manual physical therapists.

Now on to our list of Active Austin Events for November 2019…

Mozart’s Christmas Light Show

Thursday November 21st 2019 – January 5th, 2020 

Free event 

In case you were wondering if the holidays had arrived, here is your light-based confirmation. In a city overflowing with Christmas traditions, Mozart’s is among the Christmasiest… they go full Chevy Chase from mid-November til New Years every single year. Their light show would win any ‘hood! 2019 Edition (10th Annual), 6-11pm NIGHTLY (through January 5th, closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas) at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters on 3825 Lake Austin Blvd. 

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot 

Thursday November 28th, 2019

Paid event

The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot, one of Austin’s most beloved Thanksgiving traditions, started in 1991 with just a handful of volunteers and 600 participants. Today it has grown to be the largest 5 mile run in Texas, with more than 700 volunteers and over 20,000 participants from all over the U.S. and beyond. Not only is it a great way for families to have fun together on Thanksgiving, it’s an event that you can really feel good about being a part of. All proceeds from the race go directly to Caritas of Austin, a non-profit that works to prevent and end homelessness in the Austin community. To date, the Turkey Trot has raised nearly $3.8 million for Caritas. Click Here to register.

Bark Rangers Training 

Saturday November 30th, 2019

Free event 

Bring your tail-wagging companion to this fun, hour-long workshop/hike to learn all about safety/1st aid, Leave No Trace, and cool outdoor gear for pets. This workshop is totally FREE. You get an awesome Bark Ranger Bandanna/Patch and a chance to join our Bark Ranger Service Team! Spots limited to 12 dogs per hike. 2:00 pm-3:00 pm. Click Here for more info and to register.

The Most Common Causes of Running Injuries – Find Out If You Have It

The Most Common Causes of Running Injuries – Find Out If You Have It

We find that nearly all the runners we treat at our Austin physical therapy clinic have a specific hip muscle weakness. This weakness is one of the most common causes of running injuries. Unfortunately, the list of problems and types of running injuries that can result from this weakness is quite long… including everything from plantar fasciitis to IT band syndrome, knee pain, runner’s knee, arch pain, achilles-tendon issues and even hip and low-back pain. Many of these issues can get so painful so quickly that runners have to significantly limit their mileage or stop running altogether. But it doesn’t have to be that way! …

In the video below you will learn a simple movement test to detect if you have this extremely common-but-preventable weakness that often leads to such painful running injuries.

You’ll also learn three simple exercises you can do at home to help avoid most common causes of running injuries. By strengthening the right areas, you’ll reduce your chances of getting a new running injury as well as helping to improve any pain or issues you may already have. The whole routine will take you just a few minutes, and the only equipment you need is an inexpensive stretch band. (If you don’t already have one, you can get your own from Amazon here.)

***Please note that this is not a complete approach to diagnosing and treating running injury. There may be many other issues that need to be identified and treated in order to get you running pain-free without limitations.

I came to Carter Physical Therapy after my fiancé went and saw them for an ankle injury that had bothered him for years. After 3 visits he was playing soccer and tennis several times a week and happier than ever.

As I was training for a marathon I started having some trouble with my knee. I suspected the IT band, but stretching did nothing to ease the pain. I went to Carter Physical Therapy and they immediately noticed that my hips needed strengthening on one side, which was causing the IT band to strain and hurt.

They did one treatment on me, gave me an in-home exercise program, and suggested that I get orthotics made to further help my situation. That night after one treatment I ran a fast 6 miles pain free!  I went for two more treatments to have the orthotics made and to work a bit on the problematic knee. I have continued the at-home exercises and still remain pain free!  I’m so glad I went to Carter Physical Therapy!

 
SARAH H, AUSTIN, TX

If you’re in the Austin area and you’d like to learn about the most common causes of running injuries and how to prevent them from ocuring during your runs (for FREE), you can request a free consultation with a running-expert physical therapist by clicking here.

 

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