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Preventing Painful Shin Splints

April 30, 2012


As the weather gets warmer in Wisconsin, more people get outside to start their spring training.  Warmer weather may inspire you to be more active, which is always a good thing.  However, too much activity, too soon into your training can bring on painful shin splints.  If you’ve ever had them before you know how […]

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Healthier Runners Are Happier Runners

February 11, 2011

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The Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) kicked off yesterday with a presentation on Healthy People 2020 and how physical therapy can help America achieve its goals in health and wellness.  Healthy People 2020 was developed by the US Department of Health and Human Services as a ten-year plan to improve […]

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Running Gait Analysis

October 4, 2010


Today I helped a high school athlete return to competing in a cross country meet and not only that, meet a personal best and without knee pain.  In just 2 short sessions.  Ok, so I know I’m  bragging, but I was really proud of this accomplishment, which was 75% the effort of my patient and […]

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Run Less to Run Better

April 26, 2010


I recently participated in a runners clinic, where I gave out information about runners stretches, foam rolling massage techniques, and training schedules for running a 5K and half marathon.  Questions about injury prevention usually led down the same path- run less and cross-train.  There are those out there that believe the best way to train […]

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Runners Get Their Kicks

October 23, 2009


Runners take note: running in the right pair of shoes is important for injury prevention.  There are many types of shoes on the market, from the most supportive via motion control to the least supportive, as in the new barefoot running trend.  “So, what shoe do you recommend?” There isn’t a simple answer.  Shoes are […]

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