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Sacroiliac Joint Pain – Part 2

Sacroiliac Joint Pain – Part 2 Welcome back to the second installment of Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) dysfunction. In last week’s post I introduced what the SIJ is and why it’s a commonly associated with low back pain complaints. I also explained that there are three important muscular systems that influence the SIJ, and went into …

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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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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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Three Things All Runners Need To Be Doing

How do I stay injury free? I get asked this question almost daily from my patients. There is no perfect formula you can follow, unfortunately. Injury doesn’t discriminate; it’s an equal opportunist. The best predictor for future injury is your previous history of injury. As runners, the statistics are not in our favor. Between 50-75% …

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