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Physical Therapy & Running Tips

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tips For Treadmill Running

Though it’s not ideal, treadmill running is sometimes the only option to continue training (especially during Midwest winters). Anybody who’s a runner understands that there is a BIG difference between running on a treadmill and running on the ground. Here are some tips to help reduce the risk of injury and help you work on your technique.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Winter Running Prep

There are ways to maximize our training indoors as well as other things you can be doing during the winter months to prep your body for when the weather finally turns and you can get back outside.

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Friday, October 07, 2016

Pose for all Athletes

The same principles that are taught to runners with Pose can be applied to athletes of any sport once one has developed an understanding of the basic elements of the movements required by that sport.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Role of Strengthening in Injury Prevention

The recent push to prevent running injuries has made us aware of the concepts of technique and form in running and has pushed researchers to develop a standard of movement. It is deviations from this standard that cause injury. This approach is not limited to running. Athletes that participate in sports that involve swinging or hitting, jumping, pivoting, shuffling, or other swift motions that involve shifting of weight also benefit from an understanding of standard poses that an athlete must go through in order to execute their movements required to perform in their sport.

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Friday, September 09, 2016

What Is Pose?

Every year, 85% of recreational runners are injured. That statistic hardly fluctuates year after year, no matter what advancements are made in technology, watches, shoes, gear, etc. and causes us to question “why?” The answer must be that 85% of runners are doing something wrong; they are not strong enough, not flexible enough, or simply do not know what proper form looks like.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Injury Management During Marathon Training

The number one question we get asked this time of marathon training is “How do I know when I should stop running because of an injury?” It’s a tough question to ask yourself and it is an even tougher question for us to try to answer for you. You certainly don’t want to interrupt your training because of an injury but you also do not want to cause some serious damage to your body.

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

Race Guide: September, October, & November

The heat of the summer is behind us just in time for marathon season! We've provided you with a list of some of the marathons and fun runs happening locally to get you up and moving this fall.

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The foot & ankle contain more than 100 ligaments, tendons, and muscles, 33 joints, and 26 bones. In fact, one quarter of the bones in the body are located in this area. So this dynamic joint can certainly be a problem area. But often times, a problem in the back, hip, or knee can directly affect the foot and ankle.

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Have you ever spent a focused amount of time trying to “stretch” your muscles but you still feel tight? The reason for that is you forgot the most important aspect of improving muscle elasticity – joint flexibility. You need to learn to love your joints.

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Healthy Tissue Maintenance

Soreness after a race or workout is quite common (or if you’re like me, it happens and you kind of like being sore because it means you worked hard!). But you don’t want this soreness to limit your training or recovery. You can help your soft tissue structures heal faster and decrease your soreness with some TLC to the structures.

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