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Shoulder Instability: An Athlete’s Guide Explaining Why Your Performance is Suffering – Part II Anatomy and Where Treatment goes Wrong                           In the previous blog, I shared the story of my teammate’s experience with multi-directional shoulder instability, explained the types of shoulder instability and how they can present, and discussed who i...
Posted on 2018-04-17
Shoulder Instability: An Athlete’s Guide Explaining Why Your Performance is Suffering – Part I Epidemiology               It was the fourth inning and our starting pitcher was starting to give up multiple hits and already at a high pitch count due to the other team’s patience at the plate. I was standing at short stop wondering how we were going to stop the bleeding and feeling helpless because nothing was coming my ...
Posted on 2018-03-29
Can Running Strengthen The Discs In Your Lower Back?     Structures within the human body are often viewed in different ways. Skeletal muscle tissue, for example, is considered adaptable with the capacity to become stronger in response to exercise. Other structures, such as spinal discs, are viewed more like machine parts, susceptible to activity related wear and tear and lacking the capacity to positively adapt to loads placed on the spine. With this perception it is a commonly hel...
Posted on 2018-03-22
Back Pain While Running: The 4 Most Common Causes and Fixes. Lower back pain affects millions of people annually and can be debilitating for runners. It can be frustrating wanting to run long on Saturday after a hard week of work only to be met with lower back pain that forces you to walk or even stop all together.  Running is supposed to be the weekend release, and now you are spending time working on trying to “release” your lower back stiffness. Having suffered with lower ...
Posted on 2017-12-13
Does Strength/Plyometric Training Affect My Running Performance?. “Will lifting weights make me a slower runner?” It’s a question physical therapists get asked all the time by runners fearing that increased muscle mass will slow them down. Although the running community is becoming better educated on the benefits of cross training with resistance workouts, it is still a deeply rooted belief that runners tend to think the best way to become a better runner is to run more mi...
Posted on 2017-10-18
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