Why That Callus Is a Bigger Problem Than You Think

Admittedly calluses are not among the most feared running injuries. But they can be annoying and give you the sneaking suspicion that there’s something wrong. That suspicion is correct. Ditto for blisters. It’s true that sometimes you can get blisters or–longer term–calluses from poorly fitting shoes. But if this is a persistent problem for you … Read more

Fix Tight Hip Flexors Instantly

You’re out on a run and begin to feel a tightness in the front of your hip joint. Steadily, step by step, it gets worse, until all you can think about is stopping to stretch it. If you do, though, you’ll only feel better for a little while. Then slowly but surely the tension and … Read more

Why You Have Forefoot Pain

Metatarsalgia, Morton’s neuroma, or just an undiagnosed achiness under the ball of your foot just below your toes…this is one of those running injuries that can hang around for a long time. Most often, runners find they can keep running if they wear cushioned shoes, but there’s no denying it nags, niggles, and holds you … Read more

Thanks, Runner’s World!

I’ll have an analysis of the elites in today’s Chicago Marathon for you tomorrow. Meanwhile, I want to share a bit of good news I got this week: Runner’s World UK included me in their “70 Most Influential People In Running” piece in the November 2017 issue. Having an influence–helping fewer runners get injured and more … Read more

Solve Your Running Injury Webinar–October 7, 2017

Have you been struggling with an injury for what seems like forever? Or are you worried that’s what’s going to happen? If you’re like a lot of my clients, you’ve already been to a doctor, physical therapist, massage therapist, Pilates teacher, yoga class, acupuncturist, and you’re foam rolling religiously. And still your problem lingers. This … Read more

Activating Your Glutes Fixes Tight Hip Flexors… or does it?

Last week I wrote about the two different profiles of hip flexor problems. This week we’ll look at a popular solution for tight hip flexors that actually backfires. Watch out that you’re not making this mistake! I’ll tell you exactly what to do instead. The High Cost of Sitting Hip flexor tightness or, more accurately, not … Read more

Why Tight Hip Flexors Are Bad For Runners

Your lower back hurts when you run, you land too far up on your forefeet or too far back on your heels, your quads get really sore, you have runners’ knee, you run too upright, you run too slowly, your stride length is too short, your shoulders get tight…the list of running woes that can be … Read more

Solve Your Running Injury Webinar–May 10, 2017

Have you been struggling with an injury for what seems like forever? Or are you worried that’s what’s going to happen? If you’re like a lot of my clients, you’ve already been to a doctor, physical therapist, massage therapist, Pilates teacher, yoga class, acupuncturist, and you’re foam rolling religiously. And still your problem lingers. This … Read more

How to Fix Your Shoulder Tension When You Run (Part Two)

There are many possible causes for your shoulder tension when you run. Your shoulders might feel tight because you’re running with your spine slightly flexed; learn more about that here. Other likely causes, however, are the very things you’re doing to try to improve your running technique. If that’s the case with you, then I … Read more

How to Fix Your Shoulder Tension When You Run (Part One)

When I see a new client for the first time I always ask them, “Is there anything you try to do with your form when you run?” By far the most common answer is something along the lines of, “I try to keep my shoulders relaxed because they get pretty tight.” For clarity’s sake I … Read more

Runners–How to Fix Your Lower Back Pain

Running has a reputation for giving the body a pounding, and for some runners with lower back pain that can be a very real experience. For others, running itself is fine but the pain appears afterwards. The solution is the same in either case, and believe it or not it doesn’t involve stretching. The solution is … Read more