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The Significance of Fitness

I often quip to my patients that “if the benefits of exercise were instant, everyone would exercise.” Obtaining the benefit of exercise typically requires one to remain consistent for extensive periods of time - months to years. And cessation of that pattern fairly quickly results in losing those hard-fought gains.
Spring Time Running

Stretches to Prevent Low Back Pain for Runners

Low back pain (LBP) is a common problem for runners and is often a reason people leave the sport all together. While numerous contributing factors can lead to LBP, flexibility is a major issue for runners. It is important to stretch short muscles that affect running efficiency and can add abnormal stress through the low back.

Returning to Running

Runners get hurt — a lot. Whether it’s a simple ankle sprain, a flare-up of Achilles Tendinitis, or something much more serious, runners always seem to be nursing an injury.  Current prevalence research indicates that anywhere between 19-79% of runners are dealing with a current injury. One of the greatest predictors of a future injury […]
Sports Performance ORCI

Proper Conditioning During the Pre-season

Fall sports are in full swing and the time for pre-season conditioning is coming to an end. However, I feel it’s a great time to discuss the proper way to run your pre-season conditioning program as a coach. I often see many mistakes during this time that still from somewhat of an “old school” mentality that there is a one size fits all approach to conditioning. This is not the case. Conditioning is sport specific. Conditioning is essentially training the energy systems of the body to provide sufficient energy to keep an athlete performing during competition.
Low Back

What Do I Do For Sciatica?

Sciatica is a term used by medical professionals and the general public alike to describe pain that radiates down the leg. Let’s dive into a bit more detail on the definition, the causes, and how it can be diagnosed. Sciatica is defined by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) as "the term for low back pain that radiates into the buttock, hip, and down one leg to the foot. The pain often is associated with tingling, numbness, or weakness of the leg."