The Most Common Cause of Running Injuries – Find Out If You Have It

The Most Common Cause of Running Injuries – Find Out If You Have It

We find that nearly all the runners we treat for running injury at our Austin physical therapy clinic have a specific hip muscle weakness. Unfortunately, the list of problems and types of running injuries that can result from this weakness is quite long… including everything from plantar fasciitis to IT band syndrome, knee pain, runner’s knee, arch pain, achilles-tendon issues and even hip and low-back pain. Many of these issues can get so painful so quickly that runners have to significantly limit their mileage or stop running altogether. But it doesn’t have to be that way! …

In the video below you will learn a simple movement test to detect if you have this extremely common-but-preventable weakness that often leads to such painful running injuries.

You’ll also learn three simple exercises you can do at home to help resolve the problem. By strengthening the right areas, you’ll reduce your chances of getting a new running injury as well as helping to improve any pain or issues you may already have. The whole routine will take you just a few minutes, and the only equipment you need is an inexpensive stretch band. (If you don’t already have one, you can get your own from Amazon here.)

***Please note that this is not a complete approach to diagnosing and treating running injury. There may be many other issues that need to be identified and treated in order to get you running pain-free without limitations. If you’re in the Austin area and you’d like to learn exactly what’s causing your running injury (for FREE), you can request a free consultation with a running-expert physical therapist by clicking here.

 

AAP 004: Pam LeBlanc of the Austin American-Statesman – on 14 years of covering fitness, health, and adventure in and around Austin

AAP 004: Pam LeBlanc of the Austin American-Statesman – on 14 years of covering fitness, health, and adventure in and around Austin

 

Pam LeBlanc, Austin American-Statesman: covering fitness, health and adventures in AustinPam LeBlanc is quite literally the perfect guest for this podcast because no individual has come even close to producing the amount of content, stories, and experiences she has on fitness, health, and adventure in and around Austin.

After shuffling around to different newspapers in Texas, she ended up at the Austin American-Statesman in 1998 and pitched a regular fitness column to her bosses in 2004.They were skeptical but gave her a 6-month window to prove there were enough stories to keep it going. The Fit City column was a hit and 14 years later, she’s still writing fitness and lifestyle articles, and inspiring thousands of Austinites to stay active and healthy with all our city has to offer!

If you enjoy this episode, please let us know by leaving a rating and review on iTunes.

In this episode, Pam and I chat about:

  • “Hammack camping”–One of her most recent research trips
  • Some of her favorite experiences in 14 years of covering activities, fitness, and health in Austin.
  • How she chooses readers to take part in certain experiences with her
  • Why she loved a 15 day hiking trip on the John Muir trail–despite some serious challenges
  • Her favorite back-packing trails and swimming holes in Central Texas
  • Some of the most unique activities she’s done and reported on
  • How one of her columns lead to a…significant…purchase
  • What she means by “Get your hair wet!” and “pocket adventures”
  • Why she bikes to work every day
  • Her favorite stories to write
  • The importance of accountability partners (or pets!)
  • Why she talks about fitness like something she loves and not as a “work out”
  • What she has coming up in her year of adventure!

Resources and Activities Mentioned in the Show:

Why does my elbow hurt when I straighten it?

Why does my elbow hurt when I straighten it?

In today’s FAQ video, we answer the question “Why does my elbow hurt when I straighten it?”.

Watch below to hear our answer and leave any questions you may have in the comments section below.

 

If you are dealing with elbow injury and would like to know how we can help, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists, Click Here.

Or click here to send us an email.

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What is the best way to relieve shin splints?

What is the best way to relieve shin splints?

In today’s FAQ video, we answer the question “What is the best way to relieve shin splints?”. Watch below to hear our answer and leave any questions you may have in the comments section below.

 

 

If you are dealing with shin splints and would like to know how we can help, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists, Click Here.

Or click here to send us an email.

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What is doctor of physical therapy?

What is doctor of physical therapy?

In today’s FAQ video, we answer the question “What is doctor of physical therapy?”. Watch below to hear our answer and leave any questions you may have in the comments section below.

 

 

If you are dealing with any type of pain/injury and would like to know how we can help, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists, Click Here.

Or click here to send us an email.

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Why doesn’t Carter Physiotherapy have machines or gym equipment?

Why doesn’t Carter Physiotherapy have machines or gym equipment?

In today’s FAQ video, we answer the question “Why doesn’t Carter Physiotherapy have machines or gym equipment?”

Watch below to hear our answer and leave any questions you may have in the comments section below.

 

If you are dealing with any type of pain/injury and would like to know how we can help, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists, Click Here.

Or click here to send us an email.

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