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What are Energy Leaks?

What are Energy Leaks?

What is the Kinetic Chain?The foot bone is connected to the knee bone. Et cetera. Et cetera. Energy leaks are linked to the development of power through the kinetic chain. There are also muscles and connective tissue, known as fascia that are interwoven with the bones...

Runners Knee

Runners Knee

Runners knee is one of the most common problems that affects runners today as it encompasses around 25% of all running injuries. Runners knee is also known as anterior knee pain, which differentiates it from things like iliotibial band syndrome. It has the tendency to...

Off Season Resistance Training for Runners

Off Season Resistance Training for Runners

Failing to plan is planning to fail. Resistance training should be part of all runner's off season plans. By now, you have probably completed your races for the year and now that the off-season for running is upon us, it is the time to recover and to begin to prep for...

Foot Orthotics for Runners

Foot Orthotics for Runners

What do Orthotics do? Gait is extremely complicated with 28 bones and 33 joints in the foot and ankle being pulled on by over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Orthotics are devices that can help runners feet move better biomechanically. The foot and ankle are...

Should I Warm Up before Running?

Should I Warm Up before Running?

Warm Up for Running Runners should complete a warm up prior to athletic events to prepare the body for movement and stress. The reason why you do a warm up is to increase the blood flow to the muscle that will be working and increase the core temperature while...

Resistance Training Programs – Endurance

Resistance Training Programs – Endurance

In the past, resistance training programs for endurance athletes have not been embraced as part of their overall training plan. One reason is that athletes are not sure what to do or how to incorporate resistance training programs into their endurance sport. Another...

In-Season Strength Training for Runners

In-Season Strength Training for Runners

The body must be resilient to be a good runner and one of the things that can help build resilience is strength training. Runners who get injured frequently have problems with their level of strength especially in certain muscle groups. Running is a catabolic activity...

Single Leg Hop Tests

Single Leg Hop Tests

Hop tests are great functional assessments to see whether or not certain activities or exercises are appropriate for an athlete's skill level.When it comes to testing patients and athletes to determine if they are ready to return to a sport or activity after an...

Running and Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Running and Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Between 25 and 42% of all overuse injuries related to running occur in the knee, making it one of the most commonly injured areas. Among runners, Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is the second most common injury and is the most common reason for lateral knee pain....

Glute Activation & Gluteal Amnesia in Runners

Glute Activation & Gluteal Amnesia in Runners

Many runners do not realize it when they have trouble with glute activation, but their times can suffer and they can put themselves at more risk for injury if they don't address the cause. The gluteal muscles are a group of three separate muscles that make up the...

Glute Activation Exercises

Glute Activation Exercises

lPeople that have a hard time with the glute activation tests should be sure to start learning exercises to remediate glute amnesia before it becomes too much of a problem. We should remember a couple principles in regards to improving performance in the body: 1. SAID...

Glute Activation Test & Screens

Glute Activation Test & Screens

These are a couple screens or tests to evaluate for glute activation that you can do to see if you have proper function of the glute muscles (specifically gluteus maximus) in the video below.The glute activation tests in the video are as follows: Supine Glute Squeeze...

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