Running

Which Running Shoes are BEST for me?

On June 26th, 2017, posted in: General, Running by 0 Comment

A question we often get from our runner patients is: “What running shoe is best for me?” Sometimes, it’s overwhelming even for me to choose what kind of running shoes I should wear.

However, we don’t need over-corrective shoes. Here are some tips on finding the shoes right for you. Additionally, leave any questions you may have in the comments section below.

 

 

If you would like a phone or in-person Free consultation, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists Click Here. Or you can click here to send us an email.

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What is Good Running Form (Part 2)

On May 22nd, 2017, posted in: General, Running by 0 Comment

This is the continued conversation about what truly is “good running form” and how that can change from person to person. We’ll note some misconceptions about running strains and suggest ways to correct them: from changing attire to considering the way your foot hits the ground. Watch the video below to hear my answers and suggestions,  and leave any questions you may have in the comments section below.

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What is Good Running Form? (Part 1)

On May 22nd, 2017, posted in: General, Running by 0 Comment

I want to talk to you today about running form. Here in Austin, Texas, we have a large running community and we treat tons of runners of all shapes and sizes. And one of the biggest questions that we often get is, “What is good running form?” Watch the video below to hear my answer and leave any questions you may have in the comments section below.

 

 

If you would like a phone or in-person consultation, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists Click Here. Or you can click here to send us an email.

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“Why Did My Pain Come Back?”

Have you ever had an injury that you thought was resolved, but then some of the symptoms return a little while later? Did you think that you would have to live with this pain for the rest of your life?

Many of our patients tell us similar stories about a pain/injury that would resurface now and again, sometimes completely debilitating them or at least keeping them from being able to exercise for a while. And unfortunately many of them thought they would “just have to live with it” and occasionally be laid up by it … until they found us.

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Top 5 Trail Runs in Austin

On February 22nd, 2017, posted in: General, Running by 0 Comment

There’s not much better a feeling for a runner to get in a great run out in nature. Running trails can be a great way to mix up your training and keep things interesting, and for some runners, it’s the only way they’ll go for a jog.

Luckily, Austin Texas has a huge running community and no shortage of great running trails around town for all to enjoy. Below, we’ve listed our top 5, given difficulty levels and maps to help you plan your next trail run.

Just remember, as you keep your eyes on the ground to avoid a mis-step or ankle sprain, don’t forget to check for low hanging branches too!

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

In part 2 of this article series we discussed the ways the foot can have a big impact on all the joints above and cause various forms of running injuries.

In part 3 below, we will discuss the critical role of the hips and pelvis, and their importance to running without pain and injury.

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, but hip muscle weakness is incredibly common problem among runners.

One of the distinct signs we look for as bio-mechanical experts is a hip drop or, “Trendelenburg sign,” during stance phase (when the foot is on the ground).

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

Running injury in Austin Texas

So how can you tell if you have this type of hip weakness and what can you do about it?

See the Video below to find out if you’re at risk for injury due to hip weakness, and learn 3 quick exercises you can do fix the problem.

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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.

[RELATED REPORT] The Top 10 Causes of Running Injuries and How You Can Recover Faster if You’re Injured

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 body-weight! .. 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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