Pain: Why do we feel it?

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What is pain? That is a loaded question with a complex answer! To give a simple explanation, “it is an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience that is unique to the individual.” The key word being “unique” as perceptions of pain and how to it relates to our physiology can be quite complex. We deal in…

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Running Warm Up

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Attention Runners! Are you Warming Up Properly?  Running is a wonderful sport that has many health benefits. Above all, running is a physical activity that requires a warm up. However, running naturally results in increased impact through the ankles, knees, hips and spine. The ground reaction forces are approximately 2-3 times your body weight while…

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Running Injuries

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Why Am I Developing Running Injuries? Many of us have increased our frequency of running during this pandemic. Running “too much, too soon,” is one of the primary causes of injury. Runners will often experience overuse injuries because of the large amount of miles logged over the course of their training. Poor movement patterns can…

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Is Running Bad For Your Knees?

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Fact vs. Myth Written By: Dr. Nicole Willis, PT, DPT, SFMA-C Have you ever heard anyone say running is bad for your knees? Have you ever been told not to run in order to “save” or “protect” your knees from impact? Running is a sport that has gained a very poor reputation throughout the years…

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