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Strength Training - for runners

Running isn’t enough! Runners need strength training, too.

It seems ironic, but if you’re training for running—especially long distance—running isn’t enough. Strength training will make the difference between good and great on race day.

Runners tend to do one thing: run. It’s a notorious source of repetitive stress injury and you’re much more likely to get hurt if you don’t do strength training. The bonus, strength training will likely make you faster, too.

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Don’t ignore shin splints

Don’t ignore shin splints

It’s the bane of runners, dancers and other athletes; sharp pain along the inside of the shins, the classic sign of shin splints.

Most every athlete knows the difference between good pain and bad. Shin splints are definitely in the latter category; a warning sign that should be taken seriously. The conditions that set up shin splints can lead to other injury. That’s why it’s important to get the opinion of a professional to get moving again, safely.

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Runner's Knee

The runner’s nemesis: IT band

Runners love to hate their IT bands. Trouble there can keep you off the road, the runner’s worst nightmare.

Short for iliotibial, the IT is a long band of connective tissue on the outside of each leg, running from hip to knee. When it gets inflamed, it usually causes pain on the outside of the knee. But it can also cause pain at the hip or lower back.

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Villanova University – Day Of Distance Track and Cross Country Coaching Seminar 2018 Recap – The Running Works

For the second year in a row I was able to attend The Running Works Day Of Distance hosted by Marcus O’Sullivan at Villanova University! For the second year in a row I was blown away at the shear amount of running knowledge and sense of community the coaches in Pennsylvania (mainly the Philadelphia area […]

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Running Works – Day Of Distance 2018 – Date Announced – Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8 AM – 4 PM

We know it’s early but we are charged up about keeping running alive and well in our region of South Jersey! All too often we hear running community members say if they would have only known about the Day Of Distance earlier they would have signed up! Well it’s on and the date is Friday, […]

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The New York Times – Bring On the Exercise, Hold the Painkillers

Over the weekend a fantastic article that speaks to a team of chiropractors like we have at the office appeared on my social feeds! On The New York Times Running Newsletter the following article was published about exercise and why some forms of NSAID’s and Painkillers and endurance athletes like runners, swimmers, and cyclists should […]

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Dr Craig’s favorite prehabilitation exercise – Monster Walk with Theraband

I teach this exact exercise several times a day as well as a few variations almost on the daily since the basis of most of our patients are runners.  This exercise can never be done slowly enough, anyone can do this movement quickly but slow down and act like you have a hot cup of […]

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SMART Tools – ITBand Treatment (Short Version)

So a lot of our patients have issues with pain, tenderness and tightness in and around the Iliotibial Band, often times referred to as the ITBand.  While in most cases there are various reasons why our patients present with pain in this particular tissue, treating it has been done various ways in the past, some […]

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March 17th 2017 – Villanova University – Running Works Day Of Distance

After attending and / or speaking at about the last eight straight Running Works Day Of Distance, Dr. Mark has decided to send Dr. Craig this year to the running seminar at Villanova University this March!  The Day Of Distance is a full day of talks, seminars, and lunches all related to coaching and training […]

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Outside Opinion – Shoes on the finishers at the Kona IronMan 2014

Competitor Magazine has become my new running magazine.  Dr. Kemenosh recently laid a copy on my desk to read and it has been fantastic!  The magazine was good, but the online content has been even better.  With Dr. Mark and I constantly giving each other the raspberries about running shoes and endurance training, I could […]

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