Blood Flow Restriction Training

Blood Flow Restriction Training

Table of Contents Why should we lift? Living an active life requires certain levels of strength. For example, when we walk we put 3.5 x bodyweight through our calf (soleus), whereas when we run this increases to 6.5-8x bodyweight1-2. We could build the needed strength...
Tendon Compression – Important to Consider For Some Tendons!

Tendon Compression – Important to Consider For Some Tendons!

Not all tendons and tendon pain should be treated the same. For example, we tend to consider Achilles tendon pain as wither insertional or mid-substance. When it is insertional we need to consider compression of the tendon against bone that occurs for example when you...
What Is The Right Running Shoe For Me?!

What Is The Right Running Shoe For Me?!

Modern advances (and claims) have not done much for injury risk!   Runners assign a huge level of importance to footwear with respect to injury risk. In my opinion, this is more based on effective marketing than it is based on fact and is backed by the sentiments...
When is Carpal Tunnel Not Carpal Tunnel

When is Carpal Tunnel Not Carpal Tunnel

There is often the assumption that numbness in the hand is due to carpal tunnel syndrome. However, oftentimes these symptoms can be coming from the neck. A recent patient showed how important it is to take a thorough examination so that the right treatments are used....
Why You Need a Strong Soleus!

Why You Need a Strong Soleus!

Why You Need a Strong Soleus! The soleus is a big calf muscle, but oftentimes is unloved! It is actually highly important for runners. I find that many of my Huntsville/Madison runners have weak soleus muscles and benefit hugely from strengthening them. Check out the...