“Runner’s Knee”

Runner’s Knee is the commonly used name for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). Patellofemoral is the anatomical term for the part of the knee joint where the kneecap comes in contact with the thigh bone. The phrase “Runner’s Knee” came about because it is one of the most common issues in relatively new runners or thoseContinue reading ““Runner’s Knee””

5 Reasons to Visit Superior Running Medicine

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Pablo Picasso When I was preparing to go to college, I did not yet know what I wanted to be when I grew up. All I knew was that I wanted to do a job thatContinue reading “5 Reasons to Visit Superior Running Medicine”

Endurance Running Nutrition

Athletic trainers are experts in providing health care for active populations. Almost all of us have a master’s degree in athletic training or a closely related field. However for some concerns, like nutrition, we rely on our colleagues who are registered dietitians.  I have been receiving a lot of  nutrition related questions from my clientsContinue reading “Endurance Running Nutrition”

The Best Running Shoe For You – Part 2

At the end of my last post on finding your best running shoe, I mentioned some words you may have heard before in relation to running shoes. They were pronation, motion control, shoe drop and carbon fiber. In this post I plan to unpack each of those things a little further.  Pronation/Over Pronation Some runningContinue reading “The Best Running Shoe For You – Part 2”

What is “Good Running Form?”

If you have been running for any length of time, you have probably wondered if you have “good running form”. Especially if you’ve had a body part become sore or injured from running. It is a good question to ask yourself, because when we run, we take anywhere from 160-190 steps in a single minuteContinue reading “What is “Good Running Form?””

Optimizing Changes to Your Running

If you have ever been evaluated for a running injury in the past, the clinician treating you probably asked the question “Have you changed anything recently?” They may further question you as to whether you changed your shoe brand or model, significantly increased your mileage or took up trail running. We ask these questions becauseContinue reading “Optimizing Changes to Your Running”