Overhead Athletes and Shoulders

By Dr. Johanna Lelke, DC, ART, Graston Swimmer_Numbers_2 Are you a baseball, football, tennis, volleyball player or swimmer? If so, you all have something in common: you’re more prone to shoulder injuries. A few key elements in your shoulder biomechanics----apart from your technique----can make you more susceptible to conditions like shoulder impingement, SLAP lesions, and rotator cuff tears. On the other hand, the more you know about your shoulder movement, the…

Why We Lose Muscle Mass as We Age

Senior RunnerI figured that would get your attention. Who wants to lose muscle mass and strength? And let's face it, everything seems to get that much harder as we age. A new article from the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, September 2009, researched WHY we lose muscle size and strength as we age. They found that it has to do with how our muscles respond to insulin. Insulin drives amino acids which…

Research Finds Hip Exercises May Help the Feet!

Runner's feet Here at Innersport, we have known for years that the feet affect the pelvis and the pelvis affect the feet and the knee just gets caught in between. Many of you have probably wondered why we give you hip exercises when you have foot, ankle, or achilles pain. Earlier this year researchers published an article in Clinical Biomechanics studying the effect of hip exercises on lower extremity biomechanics during…

Innersport’s Cycling Club Raises Over $11,000 for MS.

BBG team pic Yes, you heard right, Innersport and Press Play's Cycling Club, The Berkeley Billy Goats, raised over $11,000 for Multiple Sclerosis.  The Billy Goats will be riding 150 miles from San Francisco to Healdsburg in Sonoma County (Waves to Wine) this weekend.  The Bay Area event has raised over $1,000,000 to date, and we are proud to be a major contributor.  We've spent all summer training,

Ironman World Championship Kona

swimmer-785129ART founder Mike Leahy, DC, ART

As many of you know, I volunteer my services at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI. I am finalizing my arrangements for this October, gearing up for a week of ART (Active Release Techniques) and rehab treatments to fine tune these "triathlete machines" for the race of their lives. And, I mean machines! When we perform ART on the athletes, it's similar to…