Sitting is the new smoking. Yeah. That and fast food. If you haven’t heard, sitting is bad for you. The research has found decreased life expectancy for those sitting >3 hours a day and
“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.
We know more than ever about function and the intricacies of how our body responds to positioning, sport, and load. Yet, the general running population is continually spoon fed the same stretches from 1980.
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
Balance is important. Not only for running, but life. It’s surprising how many athletes are unable to balance on one foot. Completing this seemingly rudimentary task can be shockingly difficult. Harder yet is completing
Would you ever think something as miniscule as big toe mobility could plague your running career? Well, start answering yes. All of our joints are part of a bigger picture of movement and function.
There’s no question that core strength can help you run faster and with less injury, but what happens when you’re butchering the routine? Athletes brag about holding planks for minutes on end, thinking that