Top 5 Running Injuries

Up to 80% of runners are injured every year and there's a greater prevalence in industrialized countries. Here are the top five running injuries we see in the clinic.  You will learn about the characteristics of the injury, the biomechanical cause, and what type of stress caused the injury.
  1. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS):  PFPS is pain in the front of the knee or around the knee cap experienced most with

Short Leg Syndrome. What Does the Research Say?

Dr. Jess assessing a triathlete Leg length Discrepancy (LLD) is a controversial subject amongst chiropractors, physical therapists, podiatrists, and medical doctors. In the medical community, there are two main types of LLD.  Functional LLD occurs when alignment or dysfunction of a joint causes an appearance of a short leg. For instance, the pelvic bone can rotate and cause the femur to move up or down, creating an apparent short or…

Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth MountainMammoth Mountain For those of you who prefer nubby tires to skinnies, Mammoth Mountain will be right up your alley.  I took a little mountain bike vacation a couple of weeks ago and biked above June Lake and then Mammoth Mountain and brought both the Santa Cruz Blur (full suspension) and Ellsworth Enlightenment (hardtail).  Didn't need the very light hardtail as most of the climbing wasn't terribly steep.  The Santa…