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…

Real-Time Video Running Analysis Comes to Sapphire Physical Therapy

John Fiore and his staff at Sapphire are now providing a real-time running analysis that will help you, as a runner, progress by focusing in on weaknesses and inefficiencies. This treadmill is great for someone who is injured but even better…

Lateral Knee Pain in Runners: The Role of the Biceps Femoris

The summer calendar is packed with races and runners are piling on the miles. Along with long runs and back-to-back workouts are running overuse injuries. Nearly 80% of runners sustain at least one overuse running injury per year.1 This month’s…
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Ankle Strength and Mobility for Injury-Free Running by PT John Fiore

Running is one of the most natural forms of human movement. The ability to run upright on two legs is rare in the world of mammals. Humans posses the combination of long, light bones propelled and stabilized by powerful gluts, quads, and hamstrings.…
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Stepping Up Spring: Running While Minimizing Injury

Sixty million people ran for exercise in 20151. Running is a simple, effective means of achieving fitness which is accessible for very little financial investment. Running injuries, however, can be frustrating and expensive to treat. Nearly…