Treadmill, Pavement, Trail Running. What you need to know!
As the weather is getting warmer outside and running season commences, we often get asked what’s the best surface to run on: treadmill, pavement, or a trail? Although there are differences in biomechanics, ground reaction forces, and musculature used when running on different surfaces, there isn’t a “best choice”. It all depends on your personal […]
The Biology & Treatment of Muscle Strains
We’ve all been there before – you pulled a muscle. You hear conflicting advice from your teammates, coach and google. Ice it — no wait, heat it. Rest it – no, wait, load it. Tape it – no wait, don’t tape it. This article outlines what happens on a cellular level, and how we can […]
Acute injury management: What you should do in the first few days of an acute injury
We’ve all rolled an ankle or pulled a hamstring while playing sports. The next few days the injured joint/muscle/tendon goes through a predictable pattern of pain, swelling, warmth, redness and restricted movement. Previous research suggested “RICE” to manage the initial phase of injury; rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Most patients who visit us have used […]
Does static stretching prevent injuries?
We’ve all heard someone tell us to stretch before running or playing a sport to reduce the risk of injury. But is touching your toes or pulling your heel to your butt really enough to reduce your risk of pulling a hamstring or quad muscle while running or playing a sport? The quick answer is […]