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The Time to Improve Foot Function is Now

By: John Fiore, PT, owner of Sapphire Physical Therapy The function of the foot The human foot is an evolutionary marvel. The human foot contains twenty-six bones, thirty-three joints, and one-hundred ligaments, muscles, and tendons.…

Sapphire PT Corner: Bone Stress Injuries and RED-S in Female Runners

Evie Tate, PT, DPT Sapphire Physical Therapy Bone stress injuries (BSI) or “stress fractures” are one of the more common running-related injuries seen in female runners (1,2). These injuries occur when our bones are broken down faster…
Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries experience by trail and mountain runners due to the steep and uneven terrain. Ankle sprains, however, are not all alike. In last month’s Runners Edge Newsletter, lateral ankle sprains were…

Calf Strength and Performance in the Master's Runner

Addressing Age-Related Calf Weakness An average weekend in Missoula, Montana confirms the fact that 30 million people ran at least 50 days annually in the United States in 2012-2013. Running efficiently and injury-free, however, is more elusive.…