Keep moving. . .

Keep moving. . .

It may seem out of place to focus on running when there is so much snow outside! Many readers are probably waist deep and happy to be focused on their snow sports – I know I am. However, those committed souls targeting a spring marathon (or half) are ramping up training and entering into a… Read More »

Keep moving. . .

Keep moving. . .

Winter is here and our fair-weather runners have boxed up their shoes. Others, however, power on with facemasks and spiked running shoes, and those hoping to build up to a spring marathon are beginning to formulate their training routines. For this month’s contribution, I’m encouraging all of the runners out there to consider approaching this… Read More »

Achilles Tendonitis

As winter settles in and runners take to the treadmill, sports medicine professionals will see a spike in Achilles tendonitis. One reason is that running on a treadmill increases load to the Achilles tendon. Also, runners tend to ‘mix it up’ on a treadmill (more hills, speed work, etc.) to keep from getting bored. If… Read More »

Keep moving . . . Patellofemoral pain

By Jeff Albertson With fall sports underway, our clinic is seeing a spike of youth athletes reporting pain in the front of the knee. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is the most common injury seen in sports medicine centers and is frequently seen in runners and young athletes. What is Patellofemoral Pain? Rather than a true… Read More »

Keep Moving. . . Don’t get tripped up by Plantar Fasciitis!

by Jeff Albertson Welcome to the inaugural editorial of the new series focused on Injury Prevention and Education – provided by VASTA Performance Training and Physical Therapy. As a sports physical therapist and overall health enthusiast, I’m very excited to kick off our regular editorial focused on keeping our community moving! I feel so lucky… Read More »