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Got knee pain? How’s your pelvic floor strength? Did you know they could be related?

Let me tell you a story… A common story I hear all too frequently from my patients: “My knee has been bothering me for a few weeks. It first started when I began increasing my mileage, but would bother me mostly after my runs so it was hard to tell at first. I kept running …

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Why Leaking While Running Isn’t OK – Part 3

Why Leaking While Running Isn’t Ok – Part 3 Welcome back to the third and final installment of this pelvic health series! Thank you for your interest in this important topic. Before I dive into today’s material, let’s quickly review what we’ve covered so far… In part one: We talked about how leaking while running …

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Why Leaking While Running Isn’t OK – Part 1

Why Leaking (Urine) While Running Isn’t OK Do you make sure to pee before and sometimes during your workout, just in case? Do you wear a pad when you run because leaking is usually a thing? Do you intentionally wear dark colored clothing to hide any leakage that might happen? If you answered yes to any …

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain – Part 3

Sacroiliac Joint Pain – Part 3 This week’s post is the third and final installment of the Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) Pain Series. I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about this specialty topic. If you’ve just recently joined our SIJ conversation, I encourage you to check out part 1 and part 2 where I discussed the following: …

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain – Part 1

Sacroiliac Joint Pain – Part 1 You’ve just finished crushing it this morning in the gym doing a combination of running and resistance training. You’re flying high on your exercise endorphins, and impressed with your new levels of fitness. Later on while sitting at your desk you start to notice an ache in your low …

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“Wait…you do what?”

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy “Wait, you do what?!” In my final year of physical therapy school, I received one three-hour lecture about Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy (PFPT). I remember sitting there, staring wide-eyed, at the PowerPoint presentation that was being delivered by a PT alum (Go Emory!) who specialized in this area. She passionately explained …

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To stretch or not to stretch? That is the question…

“What stretches should I do to help me reduce my risk for injury?” “Will stretches help decrease muscle soreness after my workout?” “What stretches should I be doing to help me with my athletic performance? “When should I do dynamic vs static stretching? Does it matter?” These are some of the most common stretching questions …

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Why is my shoulder such a pain in the neck? Part 2

Why is my shoulder such a pain in the neck? Part 2 – Posture Edition “Sit up tall, pull your shoulders back, no slouching! It’s not good for your health!” How many times have you heard your mother, teacher, Pilates instructor, physical therapist, etc… remind you to fix your posture? Too many, right?! We’re all guilty …

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How Strong Is Your Foundation?

Without a stable base, it’s only a matter of time before a system begins to breakdown. For our bodies, the pelvis and the muscles that surround it are our foundation.The hips don’t lie…Shakira had it right. Maintaining adequate hip strength and deep core control are necessary for keeping that foundation stable. Runners with hip weakness …

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