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Backseat Runners - Not a New Hit Band

What in the world is backseat running?

Well, we're about to break it down for you here and tell you exactly what problems could arise and usually arise when a runner exhibits a "backseat running posture."

If you've been dealing with a running injury or have been struggling with your running efficiency, you'll definitely want to read this from top to bottom!

At Alliance Regen & Rehab, one specialty of ours is helping runners overcome injury without medications, surgery, or steroid injections. We take a whole body approach and when we have a new client who is injured or not injured, we always put them through our Medical Running Analysis. This medical running analysis is one of the most, if not the most comprehensive assessments for runners in the Tampa area. One of the reasons why so many runners love it and are blown away by it is because it addresses all of aspects of the runner. We talk about history, goals, training plan, upcoming races, shoe wear pattern, shoe...

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Back Pain Secrets: 6 Sure Fire Ways To End Back Pain

Let's get right to it, shall we?

Chances are that if you are reading this, you're dealing with some type of low back pain, have dealt with lower back pain, or know a loved one with lower back pain.

After all, it does have a lifetime prevalence of 60-70%, meaning that 60-70% of people in the world will have back pain at least one time in their life. That is a staggering number. 

Our mission is to help as many of those people who are suffering from back pain and "just living with back pain", to get out of that pain for good!

So, whether you've spent all weekend on the couch because you hurt your back a couple of days ago, you're consistently struggling with pain or stiffness on the golf course, or you just deal with pain intermittently, we're going to share 6 back pain tips that may just be all the difference in the world.

1. Not All Back Pain Is The Same

When you're dealing with back pain, it can be easy to just simply think of it as "lower back pain" or "chronic back...

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Heel Striking: Why You Should Take Notice

Do you ever think about your running form while you're running?

Maybe you've noticed that you tend to land on your heels when you strike the ground and maybe your shoes always wear out faster on the heels than anywhere else. 

Or maybe you're like most people and you've never really paid much attention to how you're running at all. 

No matter which bucket you fall into, there's a good chance that you have at least heard of the dreaded term "heel strike." 

You may have brushed it off and disregarded it, or maybe you took it incredibly seriously and starting to do whatever you could to change it. Lucky for you, this blog will shed some light on heel striking. We're going to cover why it's often feared, what the deal is with this "heel striking" thing, why you should pay attention to it, and some ideas on how you can even begin to change it.

Heel Striking vs. Mid-Foot Striking vs. Forefoot Striking

You can't really talk about heel striking unless you at least mention some...

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Video Running Analysis - Why Every Runner Needs One

If you're a runner, you've might at least spent some time thinking about running form. You've also might have experienced some sort of pain, injury, and time away from running. If so, you've might have noticed your running form change a bit because of the pain. This can lead to bad habits that can make you more prone to injuries in the future. 

This is just one reason why a running analysis is so important for every runner....so let us as you a few questions!

Have you have received a video running analysis? 

Have you ever been to physical therapy, started working on your fitness, or had some other medical procedure, but you got frustrated because they just "didn't get you" or because you just weren't getting anywhere?

One of the missing links could be a video running analysis, and that is why we do them here at Alliance Regen & Rehab for every single one of our running clients.  Whether you're working on a running injury or working on your running fitness, a...

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Runner's Pyramid: Injured to Pain-Free

Can we ask you a couple of questions?

  • Are you currently running with pain?
  • Have you stopped running because of pain?
  • Do you feel like you just can't overcome a nagging and chronic injury that just keeps coming back?
  • Do you feel like you're just caught up in an injury cycle you cannot escape?

If you answered yes to one of these things then we would like to say 1) We're sorry you've been struggling with that and 2) We're really excited because we think you're about to have an epiphany and begin to re-write that narrative. 

One of the populations that we love to serve are so passionate about are runners!. Matter of fact, it is a mission of ours to help thousands of runners become resilient runners - to help them gain control and have confidence with their bodies and training, overcome injury, run pain-free, and consistently make PR's. 

Throughout our experience in helping hundreds of runners already, we've found that they typically fall in 4 different categories, and...

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Golfer's Pyramid: Injured to Pain-Free

Can we ask you a few questions?

  • Are you currently experiencing pain on the course?
  • Have you stopped playing because of pain?
  • Do you feel like every time you play, you always seem to feel stiff and tight?
  • Do you feel like you're just caught up in an injury cycle you cannot escape?
  • Do you feel your distance and endurance declining?

If you answered yes to one of these things then we would like to say 1) We're sorry you've been struggling with that and 2) We're really excited because we think you're about to have an epiphany and begin to re-write that narrative and return to playing pain-free and consistent golf.

One of the populations that we love to serve and are so passionate about is our golfers! Matter of fact, it is a mission of ours to help 1,000 golfers to overcome injury and nagging back pain on the course, regain their mobility, increase their distance and consistency, and help them play golf for many years to come!

Throughout our experience in helping...

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Injured Golfer's Journey

If you're reading this and you've seen the blog on the Golfer's Pyramid, then fantastic!! If not, go and check that one out!!

The "Golfer's Journey" is related to the Golfer's Pyramid but this blog's purpose is to give more of an outline on the necessary steps, the 9-steps to be specific, on how you can go from a golfer is injured, stiff, and inconsistent to a golfer who plays when he wants, shoots lower scores, and feels great on of the course. 

 

One of the biggest mistakes golfers make when deciding on getting help for their injury or when trying to work on their fitness is not starting by getting a golf-specific assessment with a provider who truly understands them. I'm talking about getting with someone who understands athletes and understands the demands, movements, and strategies it takes to put yourself in the best position to play golf well and lower your risk for losing time on the course due to injury.

The second mistake that tends to happen a golfer's...

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The Resilient Runner's Formula

If you're reading this and you've seen the blog on the Runner's Pyramid, then fantastic!! If not, go and check that one out!!

The "Runner's Journey" is related to the Runner's Pyramid but this blog's purpose is to give more of an outline on the necessary steps, the 9-steps to be specific, on how you can go from a runner who is injured and missing runs to a runner who runs when he/she wants, stays on track with their program, participates in races, and feels confident in their body!

 

One of the biggest mistakes runners make when deciding on getting help for their injury or when trying to work on their running fitness is not starting by getting a run-specific assessment with a provider who truly understands them. I'm talking about getting with someone who understands runners and understands the demands, movements, and strategies it takes to put yourself in the best position to run strong and efficiently, while also lowering your risk...

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About The Alliance Team

 

John Broussard, DO, CAQSM

Dr. John Broussard is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine (CAQSM). Dr. Broussard specializes in both regenerative and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University in South Florida and completed his residency training in Family Medicine at an osteopathic hospital, practicing in the urgent care setting. He then followed to complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics in Florida. During his fellowship he provided in-office care to the North American Soccer League’s Ft Lauderdale Strikers among other athletes in South Florida.

Dr. Broussard has provided skills-based labs, supervised residents and medical students in osteopathic and sports medicine clinical settings, and presented at state conferences. He believes in using integrative medicine to help patients receive comprehensive care in one setting. Dr. Broussard...

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