When assessing and fixing the cause of knee pain, there is one factor that many completely miss. The motion of tibial rotation. Let me explain. You see, as you descend into a squat your knee moves towards and (in some people) eventually over the toes. This motion comes from the ankle joint (called dorsiflexion). RestrictionsContinue reading What Is Tibial Rotation & Why You Should Know About It!
The cause of most foot related problems such as ‘plantar fasciitis’ can be traced back to your poorly fitting shoes. With this understanding we can start a screening process to uncover the cause of your foot pain by evaluating your footwear! This is part 5 of a series titled “Foot Pain (How To Fix ‘PlantarContinue reading How To Evaluate Your Foot Pain
Are you dealing with foot pain? Today we’re going to talk about how to start the rebuilding process out of pain and back to normal life again! This is part 6 of a series titled “Foot Pain (How To Fix ‘Plantar Fasciitis’ and Other Common Foot Problems)” Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Foot Anatomy 101 (NormalContinue reading How to Fix Foot Pain (‘Plantar Fasciitis’ & Other Common Problems)￼￼￼
Welcome to a new series of blogs dedicated to understanding and fixing many common foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, bunions and hammertoes. The frustrating thing about a foot injury is that it affects almost every part of your waking life. If your foot is injured, it hurts to run, jump, squat, andContinue reading Foot Pain (How To Fix ‘Plantar Fasciitis’ and Other Common Foot Problems)
The three most common foot problems I see as a physical therapist are plantar fasciitis, bunions and Morton’s Neuroma. Today you will learn about all three and how they are all connected by one common cause. This is part 4 of a series titled “Foot Pain (How To Fix ‘Plantar Fasciitis’ and Other Common FootContinue reading What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
The unfortunate thing is that most people have no idea their shoes are actively deforming their feet. Slowly over time the foot begins to adapt to the shape of the shoe without you even realizing it. This happens with almost every “popular” shoe brand in the world (Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Asics, Sketchers, etc.). ThisContinue reading How Shoes Change Your Feet
In our constant pursuit of athletic excellence, we have always been on the lookout for ways to optimize training and recovery. When it comes to performance, we have learned how to take a healthy athlete and make them even bigger, stronger and faster. We manipulate reps and sets across multiple training sessions like a FieldsContinue reading Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training: Everything You Need TO Know
How does someone develop Achilles tendon pain? To answer this question, we first have to discuss a little anatomy. A tendon is a very thick fibrous band of tissue that connects muscle to bone. The Achilles tendon connects the two calf muscles (larger gastrocnemius and smaller soleus) to the back of your heel (calcaneus bone).Continue reading How We Develop Achilles Tendon Pain
Welcome back to Squat University. Last month I started a blog series on the topic of Achilles tendinopathy. The first blog introduced a simple model to better understand why the injury process begins and how it progresses. This week I want to continue this conversation and change our focus to the treatment side of things.Continue reading Rehabbing Achilles Tendinopathy