Health Blog

“Take-aways” from Running Medicine 2017 at UVA

March 30th, 2017

Once again, there was no shortage of useful medical pearls delivered at this year’s Running Medicine conference at UVA earlier this month. I’d like to share relevant tips to my fellow runners and readers. Regarding plantar fasciitis: stretching, anti-pronation taping, night splints, orthotics, and manual therapy (joint and soft tissue mobilization delivered by a physical

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Physical therapists are uniquely qualified to help injured runners

February 12th, 2017

Why are physical therapists the ideal choice for treating your running injury? Because we are experts at movement analysis and exercise prescription. We also possess treatment tools adequate to heal nearly any running injury. Through walking and running gait analysis, we identify asymmetrical movement and provide correction. We suggest necessary exercises based upon strength and

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Vacuuming, a risky activity after back injury

January 18th, 2017

While it seems like a harmless house chore, vacuuming can be an irritating activity following a back injury. Throughout my career I’ve seen countless patients exacerbate their back problem because they felt well enough to “do some things around the house.” The problem results from a combination of trunk rotation (twisting) and forward bending, used

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