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Ryan’s Running Series: Cadence

June 15th, 2020

Running mechanics can be broken down into infinitesimal levels and require athletes to generate a deep connection with their bodies in order to make changes. These changes often only occur as a result of months of training and re-evaluation, but they can bring great benefit. Luckily, there are some simple changes you can make that

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Ryan's Running Series

Ryan’s Running Series: Mirror

June 18th, 2020

Be it shin splints, patella-femoral syndrome, IT band syndrome, or hip tendonitis, most running injuries share a common mechanical breakdown. Most of us can recognize it in ourselves, particularly as we get tired. The hips begin to droop to one side and the knee collapses inward. In the PT world, we call this a “valgus

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Ryan’s Running Series: Variability

June 23rd, 2020

So often I see runners make mistakes that athletes in other sports easily avoid. One of the most common ones is implementing variability into their training – or lack thereof! It’s fairly common knowledge that we shouldn’t go to the gym and spend all week just lifting for the arms; you’d break down, not give

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9 Causes of Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis

September 18th, 2018

9 Causes of Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis You Most Likely Have Never Thought Of By Mandy Huggard, DPT, PT, ATC, CSCS Plantar fasciitis is an injury to connective tissue on the bottom of the foot.  To appreciate the causes of plantar fasciitis, the function of this tissue must be understood, particularly as it pertains to

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Knee Pain and The Runner

September 10th, 2018

Running is arguably the most popular form of cardiovascular fitness activities performed today. It is performed by every level of athlete whether you’re an average Joe or a high level professional athlete. Incidence statistics show that between 70-90% of ALL runners sustain an injury at some point throughout their training. Knee pain is the most

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