Injury Prevention Tips Follow these tips to help prevent injuries while you train: Don’t increase your mileage by more than 10% each week Don’t run over 45 miles in a week Avoid slanted or uneven surfaces If you are feeling pain, stop running and rest for 2-3 days. If the pain persists for more than …Read MO'
Hamstrings that is! Are you doing all you can to get peak performance out of your legs? Are you stretching your hamstrings properly? Believe it or not there is a proper technique! Check out this video by Keith Cronin of SSM Physical Therapy to find out how just a few moves can make a big …Read MO'
Think stretching your legs and arms before you run is all you need? Think again! You are missing a vital stretch that could help improve your time drastically! Check out this video by Keith Cronin of SSM Physical Therapy to find out how just a few moves can make a big difference! Keith J. Cronin, …Read MO'
Achy throbs or sharp painful stabs in your heel or arches may indicate plantar fasciitis. Early intervention is the most important way to prevent a chronic condition from developing. Running 20, 30, and even a 100 miles a week is not going to make this condition any better without some help. There are a lot of …Read MO'
Stretching is an step that should not be skipped when preparing to head out for a long run! To make sure you are stretching your thighs and hip flexers correctly, check out this video by Keith Cronin of SSM Physical Therapy. Keith J. Cronin, a physical therapist in St. Peters with SSM Physical …Read MO'
Marathons are long and so in the training. In the end, your feet end up taking a beating, producing tough skin that often prevents serious blisters. This physiological mechanism helps protect the feet and toes from constant irritation that may otherwise hobble a solid runner. This adaptation is good but can lead to a problem. …Read MO'
If you are a long time runner, there is a strong chance you have had a nagging knee condition. That dull achy pain that slowly builds and never seems to go away is known as runner’s knee. This irritating condition is caused by a misalignment of the knee cap due to a variety of conditions …Read MO'
Are you doing everything you can to prevent injury as you train for MO’ Cowbell. These 5 tips could be the difference between an enjoyable and successful training experience and a miserable one! Find a SSM Physical Therapy location near you!Read MO'
Hip pain is common during training for long distance events. Consistently running through hip irritation can lead to chronic inflammation, swelling, and the inability to run. Further advancement of hip pain also make sitting at work painful, standing for long periods irritating, and pronounced difficulty with climbing stairs. Common causes of hip pain include: Prevention …Read MO'