Jenn Leonard is the voice behind local running blog RunsWithPugs. She has lived in Northeast Florida for almost ten years, with her husband, son and grumble of pugs.
With more and more men entering the arena of endurance sports and pushing their bodies to the limits, it is even more important to stay on top of injuries and recovery. The Jacksonville area is home to many physical therapists who can help guide the way through rehabilitation from training, overuse and age.
4776 Hodges Blvd, Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL / (904) 223-2363
With a focus on massage therapy, Dr. Joanna Frantz and her staff specialize in “the rehabilitation of the active, aging adult population.” Those who are looking to reclaim their mobility after joint replacement, back issues, and other such afflictions will find themselves in great hands here.
350 13th Avenue South, Jacksonville Beach, FL / (904) 853-5106
Doctors Rob Coltman and Mike Baughman recognize men can tend towards unhealthier habits as they age. Dr. Rob comments “It’s very easy to not carve off [time to exercise], especially due to work/career pressure, and to settle in to poor eating and drinking habits, working too much at a desk, and not exercising enough.” This can lead to a host of orthopedic and stress-related medical problems that need treatment.
7001-27 Merrill Road, Jacksonville, FL / (904) 744-0277
Owner and founder Penemarie Murphy brings 30 years of physical therapy experience to Duval County. She and her staff provide the personal care needed to help “relieve pain and restore functional mobility.” This location offers both physical and massage therapy to treat a variety of ailments and injuries.
6639 Southpoint Parkway, Suite 103, Jacksonville, FL / (904) 296-4140
Laura Bunso is the driving force behind Smart Body Physical Therapy. Starting the practice in 2004, she and her staff bring a hands-on approach to some of the top issues in men’s health, including pelvic health. “If one’s limitations are removed…life can be savored again!”
(photos courtesy of In Motion Physical Therapy, Coltman and Baughman, Physical Therapy Services and Smart Body Physical Therapy)