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2011-06-02 22:22:01

Hip strengthening exercises performed by female runners not only significantly reduced patellofemoral pain -- a common knee pain experienced by runners -- but they also improved the runners' gaits, according to Indiana University motion analysis expert Tracy Dierks. "The results indicate that the strengthening intervention was successful in reducing pain, which corresponded to improved mechanics," said Dierks, associate professor of physical therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation...

2011-05-26 00:00:28

Sports Medicine Specialist Offers Minor Changes that Yield Major Results Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 25, 2011 Student athletes across the country will use the approaching summer months to gain an advantage on their fall opposition. In recent years sport specialization has taken over adolescent athletics. The days of three-sport athletes are becoming fewer and further between. Many athletes play a single sport year-round in an attempt to maximize their chances of taking their talents to the...

2011-05-25 14:38:41

In a first-of-its-kind study comparing human walking and running motions "“ and whether the hips, knees or ankles are the most important power sources for these motions "“ researchers at North Carolina State University show that the hips generate more of the power when people walk, but the ankles generate more of the power when humans run. Knees provide approximately one-fifth or less of walking or running power. The research could help inform the best ways of building assistive...

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2011-05-20 12:56:48

Does it explain why we walk upright and why women like tall men?A University of Utah study shows that men hit harder when they stand on two legs than when they are on all fours, and when hitting downward rather than upward, giving tall, upright males a fighting advantage.This may help explain why our ape-like human ancestors began walking upright and why women tend to prefer tall men."The results of this study are consistent with the hypothesis that our ancestors adopted bipedal posture so...

2011-04-13 00:00:27

Foot and Ankle Expert Provides Step-By-Step Guide to Going Barefoot and Staying Healthy Colombus, OH (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011 If there's a time on the calendar people look forward to, it's barefoot season "“ especially in the northern climates where it seems like boot season will never end. But whether it's dreams of long walks on the beach or just padding around the yard, a little extra care of feet and ankles can keep people healthy and mobile all season long. Dr. Terrence M....

2011-04-13 00:00:27

GPS watches use satellites to provide precise speed, distance and mapping data for any outdoor sport. They are best suited to outdoor endurance athletic pursuits, but don't be surprised when you start using it for all sorts of other, unintended purposes, because the detailed mapping data is absolutely addictive. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011 Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., announced two exciting new GPS watches in late 2010 at the Chicago and New York City marathons. They...

2011-03-28 13:30:00

LONDON/>, March 28, 2011/> /PRNewswire/ -- VIVOBAREFOOT (http://www.vivobarefoot.com), the original barefoot shoe company, has teamed up with biomechanics expert Lee Saxby/> to create the definitive guide to injury free running and walking. Cutting through the myths and misinformation, PROPRIOCEPTION: Making sense of Barefoot Running, http://trainingclinic.vivobarefoot.com/ delivers a free step-by-step guide to reducing injury, improving performance and reawakening the innate skill...

2011-02-18 09:00:00

However, runners who typically stretch should continue, or risk injury SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stretching before a run neither prevents nor causes injury, according to a study presented today at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). More than 70 million people worldwide run recreationally or competitively, and recently there has been controversy regarding whether runners should stretch before running, or not at all....

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2011-02-18 10:56:08

However, runners who typically stretch should continue, or risk injury Stretching before a run neither prevents nor causes injury, according to a study presented today at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). More than 70 million people worldwide run recreationally or competitively, and recently there has been controversy regarding whether runners should stretch before running, or not at all. This study included 2,729 runners who run 10 or more miles...

2011-01-04 12:56:21

Whether you are training for a marathon or just getting into shape, keeping a regular running schedule is important. But doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say if you miss a workout, all is not lost. In fact, it can be beneficial. Rest days important "Rest days are important for runners to prevent injury as well as increase muscle strength," said Dr. Jane Corboy, associate professor of family and community medicine at BCM and certified sports medicine physician. "They allow the muscles to...


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