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

On May 2nd, 2016, posted in: Ankle, Hip, Injury Prevention 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 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! 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?

Research has shown that up to 80% of runners will experience some injury during their running lives. The most common injury they will experience is knee pain. The knee is a simple hinge joint that is wedged between your hip and your foot, and the reality is that your knee is actually not to blame!!

Knee pain is usually either a result of poor hip control or over-pronation issues. Pronation is a natural motion of the foot that happens when your foot contacts the ground and your arch goes inward. Over-pronation is when your arch collapses too much, placing increased stress on all the joints above.

In Part 2 of this article series we will discuss about what to do about your overpronation issues. The first joint above the foot/ankle just happens to be your knee!!

Poor hip control is another common problem that leads to increased stress on your knee, and we will explain more about how to avoid this issue in Part 2.

As trained manual therapists and biomechanical experts at Carter Physiotherapy, we are very qualified to help diagnose and treat the underlying causes of your injury/pain to get you running without pain and keep you that way!

Click here to get a free report revealing The Top 10 Causes of Running Injuries and How You Can Recover Faster if You’re Injured.

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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Common Golf Related Injuries

On January 28th, 2014, posted in: Hip, Injury Prevention, Low Back, Neck/Shoulder by 0 Comment

What’s the most common golf-related injury you see in the clinic?

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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Common Cycling Injuries and How to Treat Them

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

What are some of the common issues you see in cyclists in your clinic?

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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Injury Prevention Screen Part 5: Squat/Ankle Mobility

On December 24th, 2013, posted in: Ankle, Hip, Injury Prevention by 0 Comment

The video below demonstrates the Squat/Ankle Mobility Test, which is part 5 of a 5 step Functional Movement Screen I taught to a group of personal trainers. This set of movement tests is designed to identify predispositions to injury so they can be addressed before a problem occurs.

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Injury Prevention Screen Part 4: Single Leg Squat

On December 10th, 2013, posted in: Hip, Injury Prevention by 0 Comment

The video below demonstrates the Single Leg Squat Test, which is part 4 of a 5 step Functional Movement Screen I taught to a group of personal trainers. This set of movement tests is designed to identify predispositions to injury so they can be addressed before a problem occurs.

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Injury Prevention Screen Part 3: Single Leg Stance

On November 26th, 2013, posted in: Ankle, Hip, Injury Prevention by 0 Comment

The video below demonstrates the Single Leg Stance Test, which is part 3 of a 5 step Functional Movement Screen I taught to a group of personal trainers. This set of movement tests is designed to identify predispositions to injury so they can be addressed before a problem occurs.

Click here  to be able to choose between all five of the movement screen videos.

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Injury Prevention for Walking/Running Programs – presentation for RunTex ATX TRAINING groups

On April 19th, 2012, posted in: Hip, Injury Prevention by 0 Comment

Last Saturday, I had the privilege of working with the RunTex ATX TRAINING groups and providing some information about avoiding injuries as they work toward their inspiring goals. More specifically, I taught about hip muscles weaknesses that are predisposing factors to many back, hip, and knee injuries I treat in the clinic. We covered:

  1. How specific Hip muscle weakness can lead to different types of injuries
  2. How anyone can test themselves to see if they have these issues
  3. Some simple exercises that can be done to strengthen the muscles and avoid injury Read more