Leg & Foot Pain

Gluteus Medius Exercises to help IT Band Pain

August 11, 2012

The gluteus medius muscle is located in the upper part of the glutes, just below the hip bone (iliac crest).  The gluteus medius muscle is very important in stabilizing our hips during exercise or sport.  It is weak in most people and this weakness can be a major source of problems in the lower back, […]

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Shin Splints

April 18, 2012

The curse of all runners, shin splints can ruin a perfectly good run.  Shin splints describe a pain in the front of the shin that you might feel while running or playing sports. Shin splints are often caused by a muscle imbalance where the posterior calf muscles are very strong and short causing the front […]

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How to Cure Flat Feet

March 13, 2012

Here is an excellent video explaining how the medial arch of the foot works and then illustrating how that affects proper gait. The arch of the foot is supported by muscles and ligaments and over time can start to fall as we age.  Some people have had flat feet their whole lives.  Most people will […]

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Barefoot Running Video

February 2, 2011

Excellent video on barefoot running graphically showing heel strike patterns vs. forefoot strike patterns.

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Dead Butt Syndrome

December 22, 2010

Dead Butt Syndrome is a name I haven’t heard of before reading this article.  It is a memorable name and will give some attention to an all too common condition that bodyworkers have been treating for quite some time.  Dead Butt Syndrome refers to weakness in the gluteus medius muscle in runners and specialized athletes.  […]

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Plantar Fasciitis Massage with Tennis Balls

December 7, 2010

Here are a couple of videos that can help you relieve pain from the soles of your feet. It works well with plantar fasciitis as well as general foot pain. Some guidelines: Consult your physician first to see if the exercises are safe. Don’t try these exercises if your feet are excessively painful or swollen […]

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