Surface Matters: Does Running on Different Surfaces Prevent Injury?

Injury Prevention with Running Surfaces Do you ever worry about the surface you’re running on? Will it cause an injury? Does running on different surfaces prevent injury? A lot of runners seem to think so! In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the research on this topic and see what conclusions…

Common Injuries in Masters Age Group Runners: What you need to know

Common Injuries in Masters Age Group Runners: What you need to know

As we age, our bodies change and the way we get injured changes too. Injuries that runners faced in their twenties may not be as common or as severe in their forties or older. However, there are some injuries that tend to show up more often as runners reach their masters age group. In this…

Tired of IT band syndrome ruining your runs? {What is it and How to Fix it for Good!}
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Tired of IT band syndrome ruining your runs? {What is it and How to Fix it for Good!}

Iliotibial Band Syndrome and Running When I started running in Physical Therapy School I did a lot of things wrong. Even with some guidance I still had a lot to learn. One of those things was how and when to do track workouts. This is what lead to my IT band syndrome as a new…

Why Are My Calves Tight When Running? (Best Way to Fix Them)
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Why Are My Calves Tight When Running? (Best Way to Fix Them)

How to Fix Tight Calves When Running Tight calves can really be a pain. I have experienced them more than once throughout my running career. When I’m deep into training for a half or when I’ve been starting over again and building my running base up tight calves have reared their ugly heads throughout my…

Must Do Single Leg Exercises for Faster Running: The Best Way to Improve Your Speed and Endurance
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Must Do Single Leg Exercises for Faster Running: The Best Way to Improve Your Speed and Endurance

Must Do Single Leg Exercises for Faster Running Do you want to run faster? Of course you do! Who doesn’t? In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best single leg exercises that you can do to improve your running speed, endurance, and prevent injury. These exercises are simple but effective, and they…

Are Insoles Necessary for Runners? (Should you buy the High Priced inserts for your shoes?)
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Are Insoles Necessary for Runners? (Should you buy the High Priced inserts for your shoes?)

Should Runners Wear Orthotics? Insoles are all around us. In fact, many practitioners in different disciplines across the board recommend them. However, are they good for runners and all they are cracked up to be? Do runners really need to get expensive or even off-the-shelf insoles? Do Insoles Prevent Running Injuries? As usual…It depends. It…