Virtual Running Clinic

Tips for Reducing Muscle Pain and Preparing for the Next Run

Foam Rolling is a technique used to identify and treat sources of tightness or pain known as trigger points.

A Trigger Point is a sensitive area of the body, stimulation or irritation of which causes a specific effect in another part, especially a tender area in a muscle that causes generalized musculoskeletal pain when over stimulated.

Foam rolling is a great tool to relieve muscle pain for everyone from professional athletes to the occasional runner. Using a foam roller can aid in the recovery of muscles and help you get ready for the next run.

Tips for Preventing and Treating Planter Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation to the plantar fascia, which is the flat band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes and supports the arch of your foot.  Although it is most common in people over the age of forty, it can be a common injury for athletes and runners due to repetitive use.

Returning From an Injury

If you are recovering from a recent injury or surgery, how can you safely return to your running program? Bradley Huff, ATC, quickly runs through the steps you should keep in mind: