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Part 3 – Why do I keep getting injured when I run?

On July 8th, 2016, posted in: General by 0 Comment

In part 2 of “Why do I Keep Getting the Same Injuries When I Run” we discussed the role of the foot in bio-mechanics and how that can have a big impact on all the joint above. In part 3, we will discuss the role of the hip in its’ importance to running.

The hip, or coxofemoral joint, is a classic ball-and-socket joint that attaches to your pelvis. It is inherently a very stable joint due to the depth that it possesses. The hip plays a critical role in running. One of the distinct signs we look for as bio-mechanical experts is a hip drop or, Trendelenburg sign, during stance of gait.

What that means is that when you are on one leg while running we are looking if that opposite hip drops. If it does significantly compared to the other side we know that hip weakness is present. Hip weakness can be attributed to hip, knee, or foot pain. That’s how important it is!

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Part 2 – Why Do I Keep Getting the Same Injuries When I Run?

On July 8th, 2016, posted in: Ankle, Running by 0 Comment

In the last blog post we discussed how your knee is usually not to blame when it hurts during runs. And we specifically addressed how often overpronation issues can really impact the knee. There is an old saying that is ‘as the foot goes so does the knee.’ This is very true. 

Pronation is not inherently a bad thing. In fact we need to pronate through our feet. It is how we properly transfer forces through our body. Pronation is the foot movement in which  your foot rolls in causing your arch is getting to get lower. But when we overpronate we put our other joints as risk for injury … including our feet.

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But how do you know if you pronate too much? Do you know if your shoes are enough to provide the support you need? 

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Part 1- Why do I keep getting the same injuries when I run?

On July 8th, 2016, posted in: Ankle, Hip, Injury Prevention, Running by 0 Comment

Are you frustrated with constantly dealing with same running injuries over and over again? Are you tired of thinking you have recovered only to have the same injury come back several months later? Read on to find out why you are dealing with repetitive injuries.

A wise man once said “running reveals weakness and if you run enough, injury is not too far away.” When you run, you experience 2-3 times the force of your own bodyweight! .. with every step! Over the course of a run you experience an extreme amount of force through your joints which can lead to injury.

What if you could get to the underlying cause of your injuries that keep plaguing you and keep you from doing what you love? What if you knew exactly what to do to prepare for your upcoming 5K,10K, or even half marathon?

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What are the most common issues in your patients with back pain?

During a presentation for a group of personal trainers, I discussed the most common back pain issues I treat in my clinic.

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Weight Bearing Hip Rotation with Theraband

On May 6th, 2014, posted in: General, Hip, Injury Prevention by 0 Comment

During a presentation for a group of personal trainers, I taught them how to use a Theraband to perform weight bearing hip rotation.

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Why Some People Hurt Their Backs With Certain Ab Exercises

On April 22nd, 2014, posted in: Injury Prevention, Low Back by 0 Comment

I gave a presentation for a group of personal trainers and was asked “Why do some people hurt their backs doing certain abdominal exercises?” Here was my answer:

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How to Instruct Transverse Abdominis Contraction

During a presentation on injury prevention, I taught a group of personal trainers how to instruct transverse abdominis contraction. Check out the video:

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Planks: Are You Using Abs or Glutes?

On March 25th, 2014, posted in: General, Injury Prevention by 0 Comment

 Planks: Are you using abs or glutes?

I was asked this question by a personal trainer after a presentation I gave on injury prevention. And here was my answer…
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How to Mobilize Your Thoracic Spine

On March 11th, 2014, posted in: General, Injury Prevention by 0 Comment

How do you have patients loosen their thoracic spine?

I was asked this question by a personal trainer after a presentation I gave on injury prevention. And here was my answer…

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How P90X Can Create Back Injuries

On February 25th, 2014, posted in: Injury Prevention, Low Back by 0 Comment

Some exercise programs can be dangerous. Here’s why I think P90X isn’t for everyone:

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