Injury Prevention: Free lecture series

ath-sem-series Climbers: Saturday, Jan 9 at noon Snow sports: Wednesday, Jan 20 at 7:30 P.M. Runners: Thursday, Jan 28 at 7:30 P.M.

Show up and meet other like-minded athletes, try out my targeted exercises for your sport, and learn something new about training healthfully. Refreshments will be served, and individual questions will be answered!

Maximize your fun this winter!

Have you ever had low back pain, …

Golf Corner: Casting, Scooping, or Early Release and Golfer’s Elbow

Elbow Injury: Golfer’s Elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is a common ailment among amateur golfers.  The pain is felt on or around the bony prominence of the inside part of the elbow, near your “funny bone”.  The injury occurs when the muscles that attach to the this area become overloaded due to excessive repetitive forces, weakened muscles, inflexibility, and poor mechanics of the joint.  The tendon, therefore, cannot keep up…

Golf Corner: Reverse Spine Angle and Low Back Pain

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Reduce Stride Length to Prevent Tibial Stress Fractures

A recent research article in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, December 2009 studied the effects of increased stride length and the incidence of tibial stress fractures in runners. The authors of "Effects of Stride Length and Running Mileage on a Probabilistic Stress Fracture Model" found that by reducing stride length by 3%-6% decreased the probability of stress fracture. Increasing the running mileage increased the probability of stress…