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Everything Achilles Tendon

The most popular series of posts I have written relate to Achilles tendons. As a long time Achilles tendonitis sufferer I have tried numerous treatments from conservative (rest and stretching) to aggressive (PRP, surgery). Here, I have another inquiry that … Continue reading

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Discipline – More than Training Harder

Discipline in sports is so often equated to working hard. Most athletes would agree that it requires discipline to improve. It requires singleness of thought and deed. Discipline is required to follow a training program. Discipline is needed to stay … Continue reading

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Functional Physical Therapy for Runners

I have been through so many different treatments over the years for various injuries and ongoing aches and pains it’s hard to keep track. All treatment modalities have their usefulness. I have found many to be palliative (temporary or immediate … Continue reading

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Elevate Running Camp 2011 – Summer Retreat

There are still slots available in both the youth and adult camps. We already have 6 states represented (Runners from 8 different states attended last year.) Sign up now – the deadline is coming! The youth camp (8th-12th grades) will … Continue reading

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Running in Comfort Zones – Take Note

Whether we like to admit it or not we are creatures that seek pleasure. Seldom do we seek out what makes us uncomfortable. In fact we tend as a society look at “those people who do enjoy pain” as deviants. … Continue reading

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EMS Units – Excellent and Now Affordable

EMS units – Electro-Muscular Stimulation units are devices that provide an electrical impulse to muscle groups via sticky pads put on your skin. These small portable devices are now not only a viable adjunct to training, injury prevention, strengthening and … Continue reading

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Achilles Tendon – PRP – Post-Op Update #2

My last post on my progress was @ 8 weeks. I am now a full 22 weeks post-op. (See my last post.) My last doctor appointment at 12 weeks went well. He released me on my own recognizance. He reiterated … Continue reading

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