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Building up Stability for the SI Joint

Most of the problems associated with the SI Joint come from a joint that is a little too loose, which Clinicians refer to as “hypermobile”. If you are a runner with a hypermobile SI joint, you’ll typically notice tenderness right over the area of the joint, especially...

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Sleep is the royal road to RECOVERY 05/05/17

Sleep is the royal road to RECOVERY.  It's the best performance enhancing substance out there. Tissue Repair happens when you sleep.  Get your sleep hygiene squared away to maximize healing and performance. Growth hormone and testosterone release increases with good...

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How Plantar Fasciitis Works 4/23/17

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia.  The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that runs from your heel bone (calcaneus) to the ball of your foot (met heads).  It functions like a bowstring to support the arch of your foot.  The...

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Piriformis Syndrome 04/08/17

The drawing shows the relationship between the piriformis muscle and the sciatic nerve. In most people the sciatic nerve passes deep to the piriformis muscle and travels its course down the back of the femur (thigh bone). Piriformis Syndrome is the compression of the...

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Gluteus Medius form & function 3/31/17

The gluteus medius is a POWERFUL stabilizer of the pelvis under one leg support conditions, like running. During single leg stance  (or foot-strike when running) the GMED is working in a closed chain on the stance leg side. The femur is fixed via the foot on the...

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Can Anyone Run? Part 1 02/20/17

Can anyone run? Running injuries are literally epidemic.The statistics tell us that approximately 50% of runners will sustain some degree of injury annually. A lot of you who have gone to see a Doctor to get a running injury checked out, have been told some form of...

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