Why The Iliotibial Band Gets Blamed for Lateral Leg & Knee Pain in Runners: Understanding the Iliotibial Band

Iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS) is a common running overuse injury. Traditionally, ITBFS is diagnosed by the presence of iliotibial band tightness, pain to palpation along the lateral tibia (Gerdy’s tubercle), and pain to palpation…

Sapphire Physical Therapy: Strength Training Benefits for 99% of Runners

A September 27, 2016 Outside.com article by David Roche (Nike Trail Elite team member) reminded me of the vast amount of misleading information found online regarding strength training for runners. While the article did list both pros as well…

The Role of the Hips in Effectively Preventing and Treating Running Injuries

The hip complex is often a source of running injury and inefficiency. The cause of a running injury is often found in an area distant from the actual pain of the injury, and many running injuries are misdiagnosed due to the failure of not looking…

CAUSE AND EFFECT: Understanding Running Injuries

Injuries impact nearly 80% of all runners (Br J Sports Med 2007). While some runners rarely miss a training run or race due to injury, many experience a variety of injuries and/or recurrent injuries. The key to effectively treating and preventing…