From The Blog
- Training for an IRONMAN- What it Really Takes
- BenchMark Receives 2014 Best of Acworth Award
- BenchMark Physical Therapy Sponsors 2014 IRONMAN® Chattanooga Event
Have you ever contemplated the enormous challenge of competing in an IRONMAN but you’re overwhelmed by the thought of training for such an arduous event?Well, you should be.
We spoke with BenchMark physical therapist and IRONMAN triathlete, Kim Humphries, PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, CEAS, about the training it really takes to successfully complete a triathlon.According to Humphries, training for an IRONMAN triathlon requires training- serious, extensive training. Even the best of athletes can find themselves overwhelmed with the task of mentally and physically preparing for an IRONMAN triathlon. It’s important to lay out a plan that details what activity to do each day, how long, and what type of workout will accompany it. “My advice to anyone doing their first IRONMAN is to get a coach or reputable training plan to help you develop a plan and stay on track with your training”, explains Humphries.Read More
ACWORTH, GA August 1, 2014 -- BenchMark Physical Therapy has been selected for the 2014 Best of Acworth Award in the Physical Therapists category by the Acworth Award Program.
Each year, the Acworth Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Acworth area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Acworth Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Acworth Award Program and data provided by third parties.Read More
August 11, 2014, CHATTANOOGA, TN – BenchMark Physical Therapy has been chosen as an Official Sponsor of the Little Debbie IRONMAN® Chattanooga to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. The event will take place on September 28, 2014 and features over 140 miles of the scenic city.
Prior to the race, BenchMark physical therapists will be onsite to stretch athletes. Among them will be Dalton clinic director and IRONMAN triathlete, Kimberly Humphries, PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, CEAS, who will compete in the Chattanooga triathlon and understands the hard work and devotion it takes to adequately prepare for the event.
“BenchMark makes an ideal partner for IRONMAN because of our depth of experience with sports preparedness and injury rehab,” explains Humphries. “Injuries are common for IRONMAN athletes because of the extent to which they push their bodies. BenchMark therapists have advanced training in a variety of manual therapies to help athletes overcome injuries faster and get back to training and racing.”Read More