Running Medicine 2016 Highlights

Another thought-provoking and knowledge bombing weekend of Running Medicine is complete. For anyone that works with runners, this conference is a must attend as it brings together the country’s (and often time the world’s) top physical therapists, physicians, sports performance specialists and more to promote healthy, high-level running for the novice to the elite. Here … Read More

Run the Holidays – Don’t let them run you!

It’s that time of year again where it seems like everything except holiday related obligations fall to the wayside. Stress levels go up, holiday parties filled with unhealthy food and drinks are abundant and depending on where you live, the weather may be a Grinch keeping you from your usual outdoor activities. However, there is … Read More

Prep for Tomorrow

“Help me, help you.” This is what your body says every time you finish exercising in the hopes you will show it some TLC so it’s ready to go again tomorrow. More often than not we dismiss this suggestion and assume our bodies will magically repair themselves without any thought or effort. Then what happens? … Read More

Be an Athlete

Runners get a bad reputation as not being athletic or able to play other sports because they aren’t coordinated, agile, etc. Not only do I cringe when I hear things like this, but it is quite untrue for many of us who happen to enjoy running as our main physical activity. However, I can’t help … Read More

Why the Great Toe really is Great

When you’re out running, do you ever think about what your feet, specifically your toes, are actually doing? Are they doing anything? You bet they are! The toes, but especially the great (big) toe is responsible for a significant amount of stability when we run. Our foot acts as a lever and we need our … Read More

Street 2 ELITE

The inaugural Street 2 ELITE intro session is complete! We had a great time discussing our FAST program design with participants including strength, power, mobility and stability exercises, which ALL runners (not just elites) should include in their training. What is the Street 2 ELITE program? Well since you asked… The purpose of the Street … Read More

So you want to run a marathon…

Or a half marathon…How many days a week will you run? How many miles each week? How long should your long run be? These are questions I get all the time from my patients/clients who want to tackle a marathon or half marathon. Today’s blog post is going to get you to the starting line … Read More

Get on the Mobility Train!

I would say most of you are familiar with mobility and flexibility training to some extent and hopefully at least a little bit is part of your running routine. The most common reason runners tell me why they don’t work on their mobility is because they don’t have time. This is usually after they went … Read More

Crazy glue, duct tape and…running?

Today’s post is the next piece of the running pie after previously discussing why strength training is so crucial to a runner’s routine. What is stabilization training you ask? It’s the glue and duct tape which maintains good posture and uses energy efficiently while we run. If you are unstable while running, you ask your … Read More

Running Medicine 2014 recap

I returned from the Running Medicine 2014 conference in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend armed not only with new information to help runners I work with and myself become better at what we love, but a better appreciation of how complex the health and medicine fields really are and how we’re always developing new research … Read More