Injury Prevention

Nine Helpful Tips on Your Running Form

Posted by on June 20, 2013 at 5:22 am

A lot of runners have concerns about their running form. While such concerns are often overblown, there are a few basic ideas to keep in mind about finding your right running form.

Causes, Effects, and Prevention of Hip Alignment Issues in Runners

Posted by on March 4, 2013 at 6:15 am

Hip alignment issues, often diagnosed as a leg length discrepancy, can contribute to injuries ranging from IT Band Syndrome to Achilles tendinitis. There are numerous potential causes, both running and non-running, but the good news is there are ways to eliminate or avoid hip misalignment.

Heels Up – Journey to the Midfoot Strike

Posted by on February 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Running form improvements – specifically becoming a lighter foot striker, and landing with your foot under the body – offer the opportunity for significant performance gains and consistent injury-free training. Here is one journey to work through a range of imbalance and immobility issues to allow such improvements to happen.

The One-Thought Rule for Running Form Improvement

Posted by on September 20, 2012 at 8:50 am

You can find advice from many sources on how to improve your running form. What is too often missing is the advice to focus on one thing at a time, lest you become overwhelmed trying to address too many “issues” at once and risk doing more harm than good.

Active Isolated Stretching – The 21-Day Challenge

Posted by on September 5, 2012 at 10:51 pm

If you are looking to boost your flexibility or mobility and not finding what you need from traditional static stretching approaches, it’s time to explore Active Isolated Stretching (AIS). Here’s a bit about the practice and my experiences in taking Phil Wharton’s 21-day challenge.