Posts Tagged ‘runners hernia’
Filed under: corrective exercise
Ankle Mobility is Function Dependent
by Carson Boddicker on Apr 21st, 2011
In the last several years redress of ankle mobility restriction has been done with strictly talocrural mobilizations in ankle rocks with the knee flexing and advancing toward the pinky toe with the subtalar joint in neutral or slight inversion to, in effect, lock out the midtarsal joint. While the mobilization certainly has its perks and definitely improves dorsiflexion range of motion with the knee flexing as I have tested it, I've more and mor...
Filed under: injuries, Manual Therapy
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: Manual Therapy
The Psoas, Joint Capsule, and Hip Rotation
by Carson Boddicker on Dec 8th, 2010
The psoas is a complicated muscle that has a number of critical roles in movement. I covered its anatomy, speculated and critiqued research concerning its function, and discussed assessment and training techniques in my "Secrets of the Psoas" presentation that is free to all newsletter subscribers. Mechancially, the debate as to the psoas's ability to rotate the femur is fierce, with some suggesting that it is an external rotator, others an ...
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: Anatomy and Physiology, coaching, corrective exercise
by Carson Boddicker on Apr 23rd, 2010
People in the fitness world often talk about "Ah-ha" moments, I know I have, but more frequently I get "maybe" moments that occasionally turn into "ah-ha" moments or are forever lost. Today I'll list a number of my "maybe" thoughts with some of my evidence in hopes that you will either destroy or confirm my hypotheses. 1. Maybe I have been reading research a bit less then ideally over the course of my education. In my early days, I'd rea...
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology, corrective exercise, Featured
Breathing Pattern Development
by Carson Boddicker on Apr 12th, 2010
Here is a little piece that I recent wrote for my friend Kevin Neeld and his blog. Enjoy! Breathing is a critical piece of the movement equation and is one that has been almost ignored until recently. Many people simply breathe, and call it “good” if they do not suffocate, unfortunately this is far too simplistic as there is a “right” and a “wrong” way to breathe. Unfortunately, we know that the majority of people fall toward t...
Filed under: corrective exercise, injuries
Regain the Frontal Plane
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 22nd, 2010
As I was working with a runner recently, she made a salient observation from her running career. Athletes are more durable and better performers than runners. Last week, I argued a few points for why I believe runners need more of a multi-lateral approach is that too often runners cease being athletes and at that point trouble arises. We know that asymmetries can lead to a great deal of dysfunctional issues from the ground up and that asym...
Filed under: coaching, corrective exercise, Running
Complete development: run fast for strong, healthy hips…
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 8th, 2010
Distance runners are an interesting group. I know no other group of athletes who are more willing to train for hours on end for improvements as small as a fraction of a second. Many are so dedicated to the sport of running, their entire training volume consists of running long miles with a few weekly sessions of higher intensity running over distances of 400 meters to several miles. While this does wonders for the energy systems required to r...
Filed under: corrective exercise, strength training
Diagonal Squatting…what’s the deal?
by Carson Boddicker on Dec 2nd, 2009
Early last summer, a friend and I were at the gym doing some reasonably heavy front squats. My friend would get to just about parallel with the ground and then he'd begin to shift diagonally to his left as he finished the eccentric portion of his lift. I had seen it several times before, but hadn't figured it out in its entirety. As my friend continued to squat diagonally, I began to ponder the movement. Is it bad to be squatting diagon...
Filed under: injuries, regeneration
Runners hernia and testicular pain
by Carson Boddicker on Nov 24th, 2009
Groin pain is a common complaint among distance runners, and they are at an increased risk of sports hernia for a few reasons. It seems that a loss of hip extension range of motion forces an athlete to compensate with an external rotation pattern and going to the lower abdominal wall to "fake" extension and propel themselves well. This repetition thousands of time per run accelerates the loss of internal rotation range of motion and weakens t...