Inspiratory Muscle Training for Performance

I have recently attempt to regain my overall fitness, particularly in running. I have tried to implement some new training strategies to maximize my performance. I have already included barefoot training, altitude training, and some new core re-education exercises. Now, I am interested in exploring the benefits of respiratory muscle training. Research and my clinical…

Changing Footstrike in Running

Post originally written in April 2017. At the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting, I attended a full day course on gait training for runners. It was a great review of running literature and the presenters have put this research into clinical practice rebuilding the technique of a variety of runners. One of their…

A Rut, A Run, A Read

One of my last posts was for my Fitness 101 page. I wrote most of it before realizing that I was not happy with it. The explanation of fitness resembled too much of an expanded dictionary entry for my liking. Since that point, I have done a great job of procrastinating. I have been in a…

Mobility for Weightlifting

Today I had the first of a two day course for certification as an Olympic lift weightlifting coach.  Already, I can see and feel some of the benefits of this training. Personally, I can imagine how these benefits could improve my health and athletic performance. I am also excited to clinically integrate this information with…

Fitness 101

In the world of healthcare, most of the time we get focus on “getting someone better.” We make sure a patient can negotiate stairs, have enough range of motion to dress, return to work, has a decreased risk of falls, or sit without pain. Achieving those goals is important, but sometimes we become too tunnel visioned as…