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A Deeper Dive into Iliotibial Band Syndrome

The new year is about reflection, and we're not ones to break tradition! We thought we’d take a moment and reflect on a post from 2017 that covered a topic we find ourselves discussing often. The topic: ITB, specifically, ‘What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome’, you asked for a deeper dive into the subject and we listened.

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What is runners knee?!

Runner’s knee, aka its more scientific name, patellofemoral pain syndrome is, as the name implies, incredibly common among runners. So common in fact that we receive many questions regarding just what exactly it is. We thought that this week we would dive into the details of just what runner's knee is (and isn’t), how to treat it and most importantly how to prevent it from happening! 

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How Do You Breathe?

How do you breathe? It sounds like a trivial question, It’s breathing, it just…happens, and most of us don’t give it much thought. The truth is running and breathing have an interesting relationship. What if we told you that your running performance could be dramatically improved by addressing and potentially changing the way you breathe while running? Click below to read the article! 

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Lauren Roberts
To Orthotic or Not?

To Orthotic or Not? It’s a question we hear regularly. The answer, well it’s complicated. This week we dive a little deeper into the world of orthotics - what they are, when you may need one, and how to keep your feet healthy! 

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Lauren Roberts
The Truth Behind The Achilles Heel

You’ve been feeling it for a few runs now, a tightness that’s hard to describe and it’s getting worse. You’ve googled the symptoms and are disappointed to discover, it’s your achilles. The truth is, injuries can happen to anyone but it’s the way you treat it that makes all the difference! Read the full article to learn all about the achilles. 

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Lauren Roberts
Hydration 101

It’s been a HOT summer in Toronto which makes now the perfect time to talk hydration. Think of it as a little summer running hack: hydrating correctly helps you maximize your workouts, keeps you healthy and can actually help you recover! 

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Lauren Roberts
What's the deal with muscle cramps?

For those who love the heat, warm weather on race day can be a blessing, but for some warm weather brings on a different type of challenge - muscle cramps. Often attacking the calves, muscle cramps can at times and can be severe enough to sideline runners during a race. We’ve found ourselves discussing them quite a bit lately and thought now would be the perfect time to talk muscle cramps! 

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Lauren Roberts
Getting to the Core of Core Strength

Here at The Running Physio we look at the whole picture when treating patients. Often our assessments bring us back to the core, that group of stabilizing muscles that keep everything functioning properly. Having a strong core improves your running posture, speed and even efficiency. The more stabilized your hips and pelvis the more smoothly everything moves which means less wasted energy.

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