Knee Injury Summary

December 11, 2017

Over the past week we have been talking about the different kinds of overuse injuries that can occur at the knee. In this blog post, I want to give you a better visual of how they are all related to each other. To do that, let’s break our knee down into three different zones. Think […]

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Pes Anserine + ITB Injuries

November 28, 2017

Yesterday, we talked about how restrictions behind the knee alter the mechanics of the knee itself. One way to compensate around those restrictions is to shift the workload to the smaller patellofemoral joint. Over time this kind of overuse can lead to patellar tendonitis or patellofemoral syndrome (PFS). In today’s post, we are going to […]

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PFS + Patellar Tendonitis

Yesterday, we kicked off knee week by talking about some of the common mechanics behind overuse injuries in the knee. In today’s post, we are going to get more specific and start grouping injuries together based on the common mechanical limitations they share. More specifically, today we are going to talk about injuries that arise […]

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Knee Injury Overview

November 24, 2017

When it comes to overuse injuries of the knee, it is really easy to see them all as unique injuries that are completely unrelated to each other. Some of the most common examples include Chondromalacia/Patellofemoral Syndrome (PFS), Patellar Tendonitis, ITB irritation, Pes anserine pain, and Quad/Hamstring strains. While each has a different name, they all […]

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Toe Deformities + Athletes

July 20, 2017

In our last blog post we talked about toe deformities and how they can develop from common mobility and range of motion restrictions. What we didn’t talk about was what having bunions, hammer and mallet toes means to an athlete who is training and racing. That’s where this post comes in! What do you need […]

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Let’s Talk Toes

June 12, 2017

When it comes to bunions, hammer, and mallet toes, the most common questions that I get most from athletes are how can I keep training and is surgery really my only option? Both of these are completely understandable questions, especially when you look at the typical article written about toe deformities. They offer a list […]

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Ankle Range of Motion

May 11, 2017

When it comes to overuse injuries it is really easy to see them as an isolated event. The problem, however, is that overuse injuries are not an isolated thing. In fact, overuse injuries are the result of a mechanical problem. This could be mobility loss, decreased strength, or even coordination/muscle imbalance. Whatever the restriction, the […]

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How To Loosen Up Stubborn Areas

April 15, 2016

Today we kick off our weekly Q&A session with the most common question I get: “I have been working on _______ EVERY day and it will not loosen up. What do I do?” We have all been there on this one. For some of you it may be the calves or hamstrings, and for others […]

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ATA Turns 6 (and gets a big makeover!)

February 13, 2016

It’s hard to believe that this past January the ATA website turned six years old! For those of you who have been along for the ride from the beginning, you have seen a few different versions of the site now. What started as a little clinic wordpress blog has grown into a virtual warehouse of […]

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February 1, 2016

What: Muscles and joints that have been stuck in a tight/short position lose the ability to function normally over time. This is a fact. Remember, the body is phenomenal at being able to adapt when something breaks down. It will find a way to keep moving forward even if it has to call in every […]

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