Archives: April 2012

Rate of impact loading not consistently different in shoes versus forefoot barefoot running

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Published on: April 30, 2020

Audience: Runners and Therapists

Background: Changing running form, particularly through the aid of minimalist or barefoot running, is often proposed to change the type of forces that the body experiences during running.  This in turn may influence of risk for injuries.

Source of information: Zadpoor et al (2011), Lieberman et al (2010) and Squadrone et al (2010) (more…)

Differences in impact loading in older runners

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Published on: April 24, 2020

Repost:  I originally posted this in October 2011 but lost it in the great porn/spam database hack debacle of January 2012.

Purpose: To highlight some key differences in impact loading in older runners versus younger runners (more…)

Are the psoas and iliacus the only hip flexors above 90 degrees? Questioning this common belief.

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Published on: April 23, 2020

Audience: Therapists and strength coaches

Purpose: Questioning a common belief with the use of simple joint mechanics and anatomy.

Caveat of Ignorance: This post is probably one that is more about splitting hairs and quibbling about small details than saying anything ground breaking.  This post is unlikely to change your training routines, assessments or rehab protocols. Ideally, it sheds some information on how we explain what we do. (more…)

Peripheral Nerve Tensioner videos for that irritated nervous system

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Published on: April 4, 2020

Below are Tensioner videos for your irritated and sensitive peripheral nerves.

Warning: please only do this if your knowledgeable health care provider has taught these and specifically said that you should do these exercises.

Gentler “Slider” movements can be seen at a previous post here: Slider Videos


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