Hamstring Strains: How to get back to running faster and reduce injury risk

By: Holly Warner, DPT Hamstring injuries are common among runners and have a high rate of recurrence (1). Therefore, it is especially important to focus on isolated strengthening after injury to restore muscle function and reduce risk of…

You've got your back - addressing spine mobility

By: Erin Williams, PT, DPT  We runners (hopefully) think about our leg strength and core strength. Perhaps even occasionally our arm strength when summer hits.  What is often neglected, however, is our spine. To think about the spine as…

Strength Training and the Older Athlete

By: Rylin Fox, PT, DPT If you are around 35 years old or older, you are now in possession of an “aging body” that requires a little extra TLC (tender loving care) to continue operating like it did only a few years ago. As we age, there…
Foot Anatomy

Improve Foot Function to Reduce Injury Risk

By: John Fiore, PT As runners, our feet take a beating.  The human foot is designed with locomotion in mind. Healthy foot function hinges on a balance of mobility, strength, and support. When one of these three necessary components is compromised,…

Tips for Battling Shin Splints

By: Evie Tate, PT, DPT Shin splints, more formerly known as “medial tibial stress syndrome”, is a common overuse injury seen in runners. It is characterized by pain along the inside of the shin (tibia), typically in the area closer…

Plyometrics for Runners

If you have ever trained for a sport or participated in a regular exercise routine, you have likely heard of plyometrics. Plyometric training is a useful tool not only for athletes but also is an important component in physical therapy as way…