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Blood Flow Restriction Safety

Blood Flow Restriction Safety
Blood Flow Restriction Safety - Is it safe to apply BFR in your training?  BY FAR, this is the most often asked question. The short answer is... Continue reading

When can I ...

When can I ...
I hear this question often.  "When can I _____?"  Get back to running.  Return to my fitness class.  Lift weights.  Play basketball.  My answer is always the same.  How do you move?  Do you have pain? If the answers are... Continue reading

Interrupt the Pain Cycle

Interrupt the Pain Cycle

Our bodies can do amazing things; however, your body doesn’t know you “need to

  • sit in a meeting
  • mow the lawn
  • stand at a workstation/counter
  • finish a project at the computer
  • train for a marathon, play your sport, etc. 

As a physical therapist, a big part of my job is educating patients on interrupting the pain cycle. So, ...

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Movement Patterns

Movement Patterns
Last post I talked about making a change...interrupting the pain...move better.  Today, I will introduce some basic movement patterns that we should all be able to perform.  Before I go into all of them, I want you to be critcial of yourself.  Don't start by saying, "I've never had good balance" or "I've never been very flexible" Continue reading

Running Form - Do you have imbalances?

Running Form - Do you have imbalances?
This post on running form is going to focus on the common injuries and biomechanical faults I see clinically...I’d like to start with arguably the most commonly injured muscle group, the hamstrings.  It can be somewhat complicated, but I am going to address it as straight-forward and general as I can and give some treatment ideas to address. Continue reading

Running Form - Should You Change?

Running Form - Should You Change?
Let me start by welcoming Collin Trent to this site. I have known Collin for a long time and have always recognized him to be an active individual. He has played soccer for many years, been involved in weight training, exercise and overall wellness in general. Most recently, Collin has been a very consistent runner. He has posted some great times in half and full marathons and has experimented with his running style, form, and footwear. I’d like to thank Collin for helping write this guest post and answer some of my (and your) questions. Continue reading

Running Form - To Heel Strike or Not To Heel Strike...

Running Form - To Heel Strike or Not To Heel Strike...

To heel strike or not…that is the question.

A running cadence of 85-90 strides/minute (170-180 steps/minute) has been widely accepted to be ideal for runners - This is a pretty fast pace! The reason: Less time with your foot on the ground = less slowing down of your body. Contact time on the ground creates more friction which slows you down. Once in motion, running is a perpetual action that is only hindered by foot contact time. Sounds good, right? Makes sense, right? I would argue...

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Does Running Form Matter?

Does Running Form Matter?
This very question seems to be a hot button among runners.  If there is one group of athletes who are passionate about their trade, it is runners.  Running can be a grueling task that pushes the limits of human physical abilities as well as mental capacity to overcome stress, fatigue, weather, or even pain...With all of this passion for their sport, runners are always looking for... Continue reading