Posts Tagged ‘stress fractures’
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Multi-Directional Training and Stress Fractures
by Carson Boddicker on Apr 28th, 2010
Wolff's Law dictates that a healthy bone will adapt to the loads under which it is placed. If a bone is repeatedly stressed, over time, it will become stronger to resist forces in that direction as repetitive elastic deformation results in changes in density and volume of the trebeculae and secondary changes to the cortex. For example, tennis players often have much stronger bones in their dominant arms, baseball players often exhibit bony re...
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Barefoot Running vs. Shod Running
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 24th, 2010
Barefoot running has become an increasingly popular in the past several years as more and more examples find themselves falling into the popular media. So what is the deal? Is there any credence to the craze? Yesterday we gained an elementary knowledge of the foot and ankle's anatomy. Today, you'll take home a comparison of mechanics in barefoot subjects and those who wear shoes. Before we begin, it would be prudent to define a few th...
Filed under: corrective exercise, injuries
Push ups and Stress fractures
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 17th, 2010
I got this comment on yesterday's post, and thought that it would make an outstanding blog for today. What I do know that might interest you involves stress fractures with military recruits in the Army. Stress fractures are one type of injury that has a huge impact on recruits in the Army. To be able to predict stress fracture would be a very good thing. A physical therapist I know who did some work on attempting to predict stress fractures foun...