Athlete’s Checklist PDF Download

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Hamstrings: Let’s explore the reasons why your hamstring might feel tight or contracted. 1.)  A low back injury or injury in progress will tighten up the hamstrings.  The hamstrings influence the position of the lower back by way of their attachment to the pelvis. The body will protectively tension the hamstrings in order to prevent […]

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02 Jun June 02, 2015

Hamstring Strains

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Hamstring Strains are among the top of the list for common sports injuries.  They are defined as excessive stretch or tear on a muscle and surrounding tissue resulting in injury. The hamstring group is composed of: Semitendinosus Semimembranosus  Biceps Femoris (long head and short head) Of these the biceps femoris is the most commonly injured. […]

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Achilles Tendon Pain       Facts: Causes: overuse/repetitive stress or direct injury to the tendons.   Associated with: running sports, track and field, jumping and pivoting sports (soccer, tennis, etc.)   Tendinopathy: degeneration and/or inflammation of the tendon from the calf that attaches to the heel.   Signs & Symptoms: Stiffness, pain, weakness, and […]

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(scroll down for self-assessment tool) Triple-Flexion Triple-Flexion is when the ankle hinge, the knee hinge, and the hip hinge are all flexed together.  A classic example of this is seen when you do a squat. Triple-flexion is a basic human movement that is necessary not only in sports but in your day to day life. […]

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14 May May 14, 2015

Determine Your Foot Type

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Runners Easily Determine Your Foot Type foot type (pdf download) 3 General Foot Types   1.        Normal Arches: usually correlating with normal pronation. 2.        High Arch: usually correlating with a rigid foot that doesn’t pronate well.  This foot type can tend to strike the ground with a “thud” when running. 3.         Flat Arch: usually correlating […]

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Plantar Fasciitis Important Fact Sheet for Runners    Plantar Fasciitis (pdf) is commonly thought of as inflammation of the plantar fascia.  This is a thick fibrous structure that helps create and support the arch of your foot.  It works both statically when you’re standing and dynamically when you’re running. Recognizing the initial signs of plantar fasciitis […]

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Winning the Injury Games: An Exploration on how to Cope with the Stages of Injury. Experiencing an injury from time to time in sports is a common occurrence and it happens as often as achieving new PR’s or doing well in a competition.  However, unlike the elation experienced with a new personal record or the validation […]

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  If you live an active lifestyle pain is unavoidable.  Stressing our muscles and joints to a certain degree is how our bodies get stronger and more resilient.  However, there’s a lot of room for over-stressing and over-doing.  That’s why pain is your body’s ultimate protective mechanism and shouldn’t be ignored.  It’s how your body […]

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Background: Low back pain is very prevalent across all cultures.  It affects people of all ages, from children to the elderly.  Low back pain is a leading cause of disability world wide.  It is the leading cause of activity limitations and days loss from work.  It is still the most common reason for medical consultations […]

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