On last week’s running-related research post, I discussed whether or not the heel-to-toe drop of a running shoe influences injury rates. This week, I’ll be discussing whether hip abductor, knee extensor, and knee flexor strength is associated with knee injuries in cross country runners. This … [Read more...] about Hip and Knee Strength in XC Runners. Does it Matter?
In last week’s blog post, I discussed utilized real-time sound-feedback as a means to minimize impact forces while running. This will I’ll be discussing a very popular topic in running circles; the influence of a shoe’s heel-to-toe drop and associated injury risk. Throughout my seven years of … [Read more...] about Minimalist Running Shoes and Injury Risk
On last week’s post, I discussed five variations of a single-leg mini-squat to improve quadriceps strength. This week I’ll be discussing a recently published article, from the Journal of Orthopedic and Sport Physical Therapy, regarding sound intensity feedback and its role in altering loading … [Read more...] about Decrease Loading Rates with Sound Intensity Feedback
On last week’s post, I discussed quadriceps weakness in runners with chronic low back pain. This week, I’ll be discussing the utility of variations of single-leg mini-squats to strengthen the quadriceps muscle group. I particularly like these exercises because they strengthens the quads (among … [Read more...] about Improve Quadriceps Strength with Single-leg Squat Variations
In last week’s post, I discussed how alternating running shoes can decrease injury risk. This week, I’ll be discussing the findings from a 2015 study published in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT). Particularly the importance of quad strength in runners. You can … [Read more...] about Quad Strength and Low Back Pain in Runners