Purpose: To review some of the data on ground reaction forces during running, the significance of this physical loading and how loading can be modified.
WARNING: this post is massive. It is meant as a working and evolving repository of much of the research on this topic. It is a compilation that I would like to update as more work is added. I use a post like this as a living reference library so I don’t have to search through an entire article to get the gist of it. It is not meant to win a writing award. Skip to the bottom for a summary. (more…)
Purpose: Demonstrate a case of an altered nerve tension in a runner that may be exacerbated by their running technique.
Female, late twenties, competitive runner (sub 20 minute 5km, 1:30 half marathon, 3:15 full marathon)
Format: Patient Handouts
Topic: Trunk, hip and knee motor control exercises to improve control of knee position
This post is a handout that I give to patients. As with all exercises they should be done under some supervision (physiotherapist, personal trainer, chiropractor) and always with a health professionals guidance. In no way are these exercises stand alone. They should be tailored to each patient’s needs and progressed or modified accordingly.
Audience: Therapists, Strength Coaches and Patients
Purpose: Pointing out that not everyone has tight hip flexors and stretching the Psoas may be a very bad thing
Warning: “Danger” is a little dramatic, my apologies for any hysteria I have caused.
Anterior hip pain is common and many of us feel a pinching, catching or inside thigh pain with squatting and other hip movements. Physiotherapists and chiropractors will see this everyday and it is often challenging to treat due to its multifactorial cause. This pain can manifest during walking, squatting (a pinching sensation felt during a squat) or during different exercises. There are certainly many causes and one possible cause of this anterior hip pain is stress applied to the anterior capsule of the hip joint. In severe cases this can lead to what is called a labral tear. Functionally, you can refer to the dysfunction as excessive anterior femoral glide. (more…)