Archive for the ‘injuries’ Category
Filed under: Article Summaries, injuries
Shoulder Health of Ironman Triathletes
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 20th, 2011
Triathlon is a sport that requires long hours of training spanned across multiple disciplines ultimately leading to a single day race covering up to just over 140 miles in 9 hours at the elite level. Developing the work capacity to compete for 9 hours or more requires substantial dedication and, as you can imagine, carries a substantial risk for volume-related injury and illness (Gosling, 2008). The shoulder sees a great deal of abuse in al...
Filed under: Article Summaries, injuries, Manual Therapy
Plantar Fascia Pain and Trigger Points
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 13th, 2011
Pain of the plantar surface of the heel is the most common form of heel pain seen by health care professionals, which impacts approximately 2 million people annually and up to 15 percent of the athletic population. That demands better treatment and expedited recovery to keep your runners healthy and training hard. While commonly called plantar fasciitis, the condition seems to lack the inflammatory histology and is more consistent with degen...
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology, injuries
Renaming IT Band Friction Syndrome
by Carson Boddicker on Dec 14th, 2010
The iliotibial band is an important piece of the locomotion puzzle via the trigger mechanism and by providing a strong tensile force capacity and "free" energy to minimize the energy cost of locomotion (Bosch, 2006). It also often becomes a pain generator in runners and is perhaps the leading cause of lateral knee pain in this population. The IT Band is a lateral thickening of the fascia lata that rises from the tensor fascia latae and glute...
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Ilioinguinal Nerve Entrapment and Longstanding Groin Pain
by Carson Boddicker on Dec 11th, 2010
Having communicated with a great deal of athletes who have suffered from sports hernia after discussing my trials with the injury, it's not uncommon to see a fairly high rate of relapse. Surgery appears to be a better route than conservative management if a sports hernia is an accurate diagnosis (Caudill, 2008), however, the results are not outstanding and many often maintain their pain after treatment. In response, physicians identify genitofe...
Filed under: corrective exercise, injuries
Hills, Hips, and Ankles–Runner’s Hernia Considerations
by Carson Boddicker on Oct 4th, 2010
Long ago in one of my first few newsletters, I wrote about how hills can reek havoc in poorly prepared athletes and may factor into the formation of sports hernia, athletic pubalgia, or runners hernia pathologies particularly looking at the hill's impacts on the mechanics around the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex. I've recently revisited this concept after having assessed a runner following a long bout of PT for sports hernia. This athlete had, on ...
Filed under: corrective exercise, injuries, Program Design, strength training
Corrective Exercise: A Definition
by Carson Boddicker on Jul 14th, 2010
There seems to be a lot of hullabaloo surrounding the phrase "corrective exercise" in the industry. There are so many who endorse "corrective" exercises and equally many who think that realm should be strictly to those in the clinical world. I certainly believe in the value of corrective exercise, and wholeheartedly advocate for corrective exercise in programming. I just think it's a matter of definition. For those who believe corrective ...
Filed under: injuries, Program Design, Running
Flat Feet and Barefoot Training
by Carson Boddicker on Jul 7th, 2010
With my recent forays into the science of barefoot training, I have really not addressed indications or contraindications for beginning higher intensity barefoot work so as not to have deleterious effects on the health of the feet in the long run. One of the bigger issues is foot posturing and dynamic abilities of the foot. The hyperpronator with flat feet will be explored first. Flat feet and barefootedness may mix well if you plan to imm...
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Beneficially Overactive Tissues
by Carson Boddicker on Jun 28th, 2010
I have recently begun to comb through Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques to enhance my knowledge of soft tissue therapeutics. As far as I know this is one of the more comprehensive textbooks that cover not only the mechanics of dysfunction, but a handful of techniques designed at addressing the issues, information on biochemistry, and is extremely well referenced. As I was reading through last night, the idea of "beneficially ...
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Should we reconsider hip flexor stretching?
by Carson Boddicker on Apr 20th, 2010
Runners are subject to a number of dysfunctional movement patterns at the hip and few are probably more frequent than an inability to control the femoral head within the acetabulum. Often in runners, this poor control results in an anterior translation of the femoral head limited only by the soft-tissue structures of the anterior hip capsule (Sahrmann's anterior femoral glide syndrome) presumably as a result of relative stiffness issues and poo...
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology, injuries, Running
Afferent Control and Running
by Carson Boddicker on Apr 13th, 2010
Today you'll pick up the very basics of feedback and feed-forward mechanisms that relate to the merits and limitations of minimal shoe choices in training situations. As movement in general and gait in this particular sense are to an extent controlled by sensory information collected, processed, and translated into motor potentials via the nervous system, it stands to reason that alterations of this sensory data can lead to different outcomes o...