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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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kinesiology taping

Smart support: Dr. Sileo explains kinesiology taping

Kinesiology taping is a terrific tool trainers, therapists and chiropractors use to support the body and enhance movement. It is a precision technique, using a unique, stretchy and flexible athletic tape designed to mimic the properties of skin. My colleagues and I at Mark Kemenosh and Associates use it almost every day and find it very effective for temporary joint and muscle support, pain relief and to enhance posture and mobility.

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Ice or Heat for Injuries – Is the medical standard changing

A very interesting article appeared over at Spartan.com posing the question “Is RICE all wrong?”, and jumps to the question of Ice or Heat for injuries and it caught the eye of Dr. Andrew Gross and Dr. Josh Sand at out office because when we were in Chiropractic around five years ago, the automatic correct test […]

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The New York Times – How To Avoid Heatstroke

Wanted to share a nice little article that showed up on my social feed this morning about avoiding heat stroke this summer.  We as adults often times think it does not happen to us as “recreational runners” but I have witnessed everything from hypothermia to heatstroke at running races!  Check out the article at the […]

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Science Says Running Helps You Live Longer – MapMyRun.com

Link to original study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28365296 Original Study Title: Running as a Key Lifestyle Medicine for Longevity. Journal: Progressive Cardiovascular Disease While the doctors here aren’t totally surprised to see an article like this one go online, we do like the idea that walking or running at a high level for around two hours of time weekly […]

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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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Running actually lowers inflammation in knee joints – Running may also slow the process that leads to osteoarthritis

Watch out!  Dr. Tim Legath just dropped this article on my lap from BYU (Brigham Young University) which is entitled “Running actually lowers inflammation in knee joints – Running may also slow the process that leads to osteoarthritis”. From the article on Science Daily: Summary: We all know that running causes a bit of inflammation […]

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Research Round Up: Excessive Progression in Weekly Running Distance and Risk of Running-Related Injuries: An Association Which Varies According to Type of Injury

Wow, what a study!  I’m sure we all are reading the running journals coming out of Denmark, but in case you missed it, a study was published this past month in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Volume 44, Number 10, October 2014.  The title of the study was Excessive Progression in Weekly […]

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Runners Butt (aka Weak Glutes): Don’t worry, it can be fixed

Great article on Competitor.com discussing a common running related problem that we always try to sure up in our running community.  The tag line for the article was “Don’t get left behind—strengthen your glutes!”  This is a very fitting statement because weak glutes causes other muscles in the system to fatigue over time which can […]

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