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Does My Cadence Matter When I Run?

What's Your Rhythm? 

 

Whether you’re an elite competitor, a weekend warrior, or a hobby jogger your body is affected by each step you take on your runs.

But you already know that because you feel it in your joints and muscles after a hard run and chances are you have experienced a running related injury. Have you ever wondered what you can do to decrease the stress on your body? Well let me introduce you to the new tool in your runner’s toolbox: cadence. What is cadence...

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How Long Will It Take For My Injury To Heal?

How Long Will It Take My Injury To Heal?

"How long will it take for this to heal" is the golden question that the majority of people in pain or injury are thinking about and asking about. What we'd like to do is to discuss the stages of healing that we always think about when answering this question and when deciding on treatment plans with our patients.

When an injury comes into your life unexpected, the first thing you want to know is "how long will it take until I can get back to doing x,...

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3 Causes Of Arm Numbness and Radiating Pain

Every week, we talk with people on the phone and see wonderful people in our office who are dealing with some type of radiating pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and elbow pain. Some common complaints consist of aching, sharp, and pinching. Other complaints that we hear are "tingling", "numbness", and "radiating." This is often described by those who have desk jobs are who have had a recent change in work or activity.

All in all - most people aren't sure how this started and they...

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From Need Surgery to Squatting Fully Without Pain

Uncategorized Oct 04, 2021

Blake is a busy guy with his career and being a loving father and husband. He began having pain in both his knees and over time it stopped his ability to move, get on the floor with his son, and live the active lifestyle he wanted. After going to see an orthopedic that told him his knees were "no good" and that he needed surgery, he decided to look elsewhere for conservative option and a second opinion.

Blake found Alliance and scheduled a New Patient Injury...

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3 Reasons Why Your Knee Hurts When Your Running

There's been an amazing energy the last month or so at Alliance Regen and Rehab, with so many of our patients excited about the fast approaching running season

Lots of our patients are beginning to gear up for the season with new gear, their new training programs mapped out, and getting their races scheduled. Whether you've been running for years or you're new to running, you can't help but feel the energy of the running season - especially if you have that one friend who goes all...

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Dry Needling for Pain, Dysfunction, and Performance

Trigger Point: if you're an active person, have worked out before, spent a day in the yard, or sat a desk for too long, chances are that you've probably felt this thing called a trigger point. Trigger points are about as normal to life as a cell phone, breakfast, and breathing. It's a natural physiological response to movement and stresses. If you've had "trigger point" or a tight and tender area in your muscle, you've also probably wondered how you could get rid of these nagging little...

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Common Hip Injuries Explained

Do you ever wonder why you are having this constant discomfort in your hip?

Do you spend time searching through Google to understand what is going on and all of your searches send you into a downward spiral of thinking you need surgery to fix your pain?

Well, we are here to tell you it is going to be okay. Take a deep breath and let’s dive in!

 

The Hip Anatomy

 

As you can see in the images above, the hip can be quite complicated which is why it may be hard to differentiate...

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Early Extension In Your Golf Swing

Imagine this…. You’re on a Par 5 and you smoke your drive, you set up your second shot and you’re just imagining a beautiful second shot.

You take your backswing and initiate the downswing…

And you hit it thin…. The ball just skips down the fairway or possibly into the bunker and you’re wondering why this happens (why does it happen so much to me?)

What if I told you this can be fixed and it has something to do with both your swing and your golf fitness....

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Stretching - Do's and Don'ts

Sometimes it just feels so good to stretch!!!!!

As a sports medicine practice with DPT's and DO's, we get asked a lot of questions about stretching. Usually, people come to us for advice on different ways to stretch before or after a workout. Most of the time its because people feel tightness or pain and feel as though stretching would be the right way to approach their perceived tightness/pain.

We also get dozens of questions from people asking for beneficial stretches for a "pulled muscle"...

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The Ankle Joint - Don't Get it Twisted

The Ankle Joint 

There are many different joints that make up the ankle/foot, each playing a vital role in the biomechanics of the ankle and the foot.  For now, we are going to focus on the primary joint of the ankle; the talocrural joint.

The talocrural joint is made up of the distal tibia and fibula articulating with the talus.  Dorsiflexion and plantar flexion, or bringing your foot up, and pushing your foot down, are the primary motions that occur at this joint. ...

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