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  • Training for an IRONMAN- What it Really Takes
  • BenchMark Receives 2014 Best of Acworth Award
  • BenchMark Physical Therapy Sponsors 2014 IRONMAN® Chattanooga Event

YOU CAN DO IT!! But, will you?

What it really takes to train for an IRONMAN® triathlon

140.6 miles of sheer athletic ability and determination.

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? humphries run 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. She suggests that first-timers plan to train for a full year prior to the event in order to build up a base. Start with less training time and build up as you progress. Prior to the race, begin to taper off your training to allow your body to rebuild and refuel for the main event.

The Workouts

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BenchMark Physical Therapy Receives 2014 Best of Acworth Award

Acworth Award Program Honors the Achievement

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.

About Acworth Award Program

The Acworth Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Acworth area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Acworth Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

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BenchMark Physical Therapy Sponsors 2014 IRONMAN ® Chattanooga Event

  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.” ironman bugs only One of the therapies often used to help athletes recover quickly from injury is Astym ® Treatment , a non-invasive treatment that rejuvenates muscles, tendons and ligaments, and gets rid of scar tissue problems. BenchMark Physical Therapy is the region’s leading outpatient physical therapy organization with superior expertise in orthopaedic manual therapy , a hands-on approach to patient care proven more effective for many diagnoses. The company is committed to improving the health and quality of life of individuals through advanced training and Read More