Running Strong: Video Analysis, Running Re-education and Strength and Power Program for Runners

The Running

Strong Program

What is it?

A 4 session program to improve your running and decrease your chance of injury.

What is it composed of?

  • Detailed analysis of your running history and programming to find predictors of injury
  • High Speed Camera (240 frames/second) analysis of your running form
  • Pelvic Drop
  • Detailed functional evaluation of your physical function designed to find weak links
  • Custom created corrective exercise and performance based exercise program including 3 follow up sessions (more…)

Basic Runner’s Strength Training: Program One

Audience: Runner’s looking to start a simple resistance exercise program who still want most of their time spent running

Background

You can justify strength training for runners via performance enhancement and injury prevention.  Surprisingly, the evidence for performance enhancement is much stronger than injury prevention.

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Todd Hargrove’s Book: A guide to better movement

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Published on: June 16, 2014

Guide-to-Better-Movement-3D-Transparent-BG-e1400717590270-212x300Todd Hargrove is a great fitness and health writer at bettermovement.org.  I’ve been talking with Todd for years and find his information and thought process excellent.

He has a new book out which I recommend to everyone.  I agree with much of it and the great thing with Todd is that we disagree on a lot too.  However, Todd is open to your disagreements and discussions about contentious issue.

You can Todd’s book at Amazon.

By the way, I get no kickbacks for this.

 

Clinical decision making in running form interventions: implications for injury

Clinical Decision Making in Running Form Interventions

Initially written for Medbridge Education

 

The purpose of this article is to highlight the clinical decision making process during kinematic running analyses – focusing on evaluating the kinematic risk factors for running injury and not kinetics.

Both predictive and correlational research attempts to identify kinematic variables that are associated with an individual’s future or current injury.  Many of those being:

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Cognitive Functional Therapy Course in Toronto June 13-15 2014

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I am helping drum up enrollment for this great course in Toronto June 13-15, 2014.  I am a fan of this approach and am looking forward to taking the course and hope to see a lot of people there.

Register at: MSK-Plus (more…)

Improving running form course at Runner’s Connect

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I was one of the lecturers at Runner’s Connect Improving Running Form Course.  The other speakers were excellent: Irene Davis, Pete Larson, Brian Heiderscheit, Matt Phillips and Jay Dicharry.

 

You can see the course at Runner’s Connect

 

p.s. I am promoting this because I liked the course content.  I do not get a fee for this promotion.

Your cranky nerves: A primer for patients to understand pain

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Published on: June 10, 2013

Audience: Patients with any type of pain or injury

Purpose: to learn a little about pain and convince you that pain is not in your head even though your brain plays a big role

Why? Understanding pain helps decrease pain and helps us make better choices in the treatment of injury

Some brief pain information tidbits

  • you don’t need a leg to feel pain in that leg (e.g. phantom limb pain)
  • you always need a Brain to feel pain
  • pain can become a habit – and like all habits lots of factors help keep it going
  • Changes in how we feel pain can also come from changes in the brain and the nervous system
  • tissue damage or degeneration does not have to lead to pain – but it certainly can (more…)

Strength first, core last: Modifying core training for runners

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Don’t get me wrong.  I love respect the core. But you can’t open a running book, magazine or blog without hearing how important it is for runner’s to train the core.  I agree with this to some extent but for 10 years I have advocated for three points to keep in mind when it comes to runners and core training: (more…)

Ditching the Plank? Strength training is core training.

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Background

The piece was part of a companion piece on resistance and “core” training for runners.  The thrust of that piece was that general resistance training should come first before gut-blasting 5 session/week plank marathon sessions should occur.

Purpose: core exercises are rampant and extremely hyped. They are much too popular and I think many athletes not working with strength coaches focus on the core and perhaps neglect other body parts.  A not at all new thesis is that many simple core exercises can be replaced by compound exercises that have other goals (e.g. train the legs) but still require great core activation.

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Static stretching: not evil, not a panacea just a

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Published on: April 4, 2013

This brief post has two main points:

Static stretching is not going to kill your performance

and

Static stretching is not a cure-all

Further, nothing in this post is even remotely new.

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Neurodynamic Nerve Slider Pictures – helping people with pain

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Published on: March 1, 2013

Below I have created neurodynamic nerve slider pictures.  I use them in handouts for patients and now you can too!  They are strongly inspired (ahem, completely based on) David Butler’s work.

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