Tag: runners

Running stride and efficiency; A new study suggests your coach may get this wrong. 

Running stride and efficiency; A new study suggests your coach may get this wrong.  If you are a runner who is trying to improve their running stride and efficiency, you have likely read many articles regarding mid foot stride, stride length, and what certain coaches may have recommended to people they train. What makes a great runner vs. a good runner vs. someone who seems to be working just as hard and runs so much slower maybe how they use their body.  Some runners may have an awful looking running gait but may be highly efficient in how they run.  Read More »

Running is often mind over the body when training for an event. Runners World Magazine gets some psychological tips from Sean McCann.

Running is often mind over the body when training for an event. Runners World Magazine gets some psychological tips from Sean McCann. Imagine what it takes to win a race, especially at the professional or Olympic level.  Imagine the level of mental toughness that is required while running to push your body to new levels of extreme exertion while you train.  Then imagine a pandemic who leaves athletes wondering how to train and when their next event will be held. This is what sports psychologists help athletes deal with. The U.S. Sports Psychologist for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Read More »

Foam rolling for runners is supported by research and Runners World, but are we doing it correctly?

Foam rolling for runners is supported by research and Runners World, but are we doing it correctly? Runners World recently published an article in the best way to perform foam rolling for runners. Research has been showing foam rolling is effective prior to a run and improves performance as well as recovery from a run. From a chiropractic point of view, foam rolling which is essentially self-myofascial release is effective because tight fascia reduces flexibility, affects movement firing patterns, and can either enhance or adversely affect how you run.   On the other hand, so can body mechanics, running habits, the Read More »

Running With Runners Knee: Symptoms, Exercises, & Treatment

Running injuries affect about half of all runners annually. But runners’ knee is different. Runners’ knee isn’t just for runners. Anyone can suffer from it. What is the runners’ knee? It is a broad term that can be used to describe pain from several possible knee problems. Also, runners’ knee may be referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome by a physician or sports rehabilitation specialist. There are numerous causes for this particular injury: Overuse – High-stress exercises, such as lunges or plyometric training, can inflammation of tissues in and around your kneecap. A direct hit – If the knee has been Read More »

Stay safe while running at night with these helpful tips from the NY Times.

Stay safe while running at night with these helpful tips from the NY Times. It is marathon season and many of our patients who are training for these events are running at night when they get home or early in the morning while it is still dark outside. Many runners are on the road alongside the morning or evening traffic and can get injured if a car does not see them at the side of the road. There are many things a runner can do to assure visibility including reflective shirts and even lights.  The NY Times just offered some Read More »