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Posts tagged gait analysis
Injuries Suck - But They Don’t Have To!

Being injured sucks, there's no way around that. Injuries always seem to occur at the most inopportune times and throw a wrench in your perfectly designed training schedule. Every injury, no matter how big or small, sends a runner through the 5 stages of grief.

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Too Much Bounce in your Run?

The relationship between running injuries and the amount of vertical force (up and down movement and impact) during running has been well-documented through many recent studies. “Vertical ground reaction force” (VGRF) is the force that the ground exerts up through a runner’s leg when landing. The rate at which these forces are applied to the body is called “vertical impact loading rate” (VILR). So if the vertical ground reaction forces are applied too quickly and not absorbed well, injury risk can be increased significantly.

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Advil and Ultras

We've all been there. You ran a little too far, ran on tired legs, wore heels for too long after a long run. Nothing a few Advil can't fix, right? It's becoming more and more common to reach for the Advil when something hurts, especially during marathon training. But for those of us running long distances, what are we doing to our body’s ability to recover?

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Changing Your Footstrike

Does changing your foot strike pattern really matter? Barefoot running has been getting a lot of attention the past few years as a way to decrease running injuries. 

 

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The Science Behind Graston Technique

As soon as a PT takes out Graston tools, a patient's first reaction is, "What is that?" Most people think Graston is a new technique but has actually been around for thousands of years.

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