In an ideal word our body would function as intended; however, bad habits, a medical history plagued by surgeries, broken bones, or overuse injuries, and anatomical deficits in strength and flexibility have other plans.
You want stronger feet you say? The obvious answer to anyone Googling their way to stronger feet is to master the use of clawing and/or spreading their toes. You’ll be instructed to tug on
Terrible Exercise #1: The Clamshell The principle of specificity is fairly simple. If you want to run well, you should run. You can’t say, go swim a bunch of laps and expect a ton
We’re all busy. Although I’m a huge advocate for dedicating a day or two to runner-specific strength training, some weeks are simply harder than others. Shuffling long hours at the office and/or caring for
“I can hold a plank for 5 minutes.” Congratulations? If your goal is win a plank competition keep hammering away, but for those of us looking to run faster with less injury let me
“Your ankles and feet overpronate… you need ‘x, y, and z.’” X, Y, and Z typically reference to a strengthening program, shoe change, or orthotic prescription. Overpronating is a term that is thrown around
Low back, pelvic, and hip stability are so important. I’ll relate them back to a concept of “proximal stability.” I’ve touted the benefits of core strength before–both articles can be found here and here.
“Do you have any kids?” A question I frequently ask my female patients during my past medical history. I’m not even looking for recently, either. As we’ll see in the research below, the effects
As clinicians, we often explain injuries in the form of strength or flexibility. We’ll drill you on exercises that have been proven to engage specific muscles or stretches that make you feel your tightness.
As a clinician I often take what I’ve learned as common knowledge. I look at the habits and reasoning behind patient actions and think, ‘why on earth would you do that?’ I simply forget