Ankle Self-Mobilization To Improve Deep Squats

Ankle Self-Mobilization To Improve Deep Squats

Do you experience hip or back pain when doing deep squats? Join Jarod Carter and Max Bookman in clarifying how to do a quick self-mobilization to improve your deep squat performance. Watch the video and leave any questions you may have in the comments section below.

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Part 2 – Why Do I Keep Getting the Same Injuries When I Run?

Part 2 – Why Do I Keep Getting the Same Injuries When I Run?

why you get the same running injuries 2In the last blog post we discussed how your knee is usually not to blame when it hurts during runs. And we specifically addressed how often overpronation issues can really impact the knee.

There is an old saying that is ‘as the foot goes so does the knee.’ This is very true. 

Pronation is not inherently a bad thing. In fact we need to pronate through our feet. It is how we properly transfer forces through our body.

Pronation is the foot movement in which  your foot rolls in causing your arch is getting to get lower. But when we overpronate we put our other joints as risk for injury … including our feet.

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But how do you know if you pronate too much? Do you know if your shoes are enough to provide the support you need? 

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Part 1- Why do I keep getting the same injuries when I run?

Part 1- Why do I keep getting the same injuries when I run?

why you get the same running injuriesAre you frustrated with constantly dealing with same running injuries over and over again? The pain goes away with rest or treatment but then comes back as soon as you try to increase your mileage? You’re not alone! Austin is a great city to be a runner and we see a large number of runners at our physical therapy clinic. It’s not uncommon for a new patient to tell us that they are dealing with an injury that pops up ever time they try to increase the distance of their runs past a certain point.  Ex: “I can do 3 mile runs everyday and feel fine, but as soon as I try to push past the 5 mile distance, my calf starts hurting again.” Sound familiar?

Research has shown that up to 80% of runners will experience some injury during their running lives. When you run, you experience 2-3 times the force of your own body-weight with every step! Over the course of a run you experience an extreme amount of force through your joints and soft tissues, which can lead to repetitive strain injury if those forces are not well balanced and minimized by muscular-stabilization of the joints.

The key to completely resolving a running injury once and for all is to identify and resolve ALL of the underlying causes of the problem. In today’s unfortunate healthcare world, clinicians are often forced to see many more patients per day than they should. If a patient has knee pain, they only have time to look at the knee … but as you’ll see below and in the next two articles, this will often lead to missing the whole story, and therefore failing to address why you keep getting the same running injuries over and over again.

If you’re currently dealing with any pain during or after your runs, we can help you figure out the causes of your pain and create a plan to getting of it completely for free … request a free consultation here, and put an end to limiting your mileage.

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