Looking to improve your running form and your running posture? Improving your run form and posture can improve your efficiency, improve your speed, and help you to run with reduced risk of injury due to less stress on your body!
Running form shouldn't be ignored by even the casual runner, because it's extremely important if you want to run strong and run forever!
The good is news is that there are some easy tips that you can follow to help with your running form!
Through working with hundreds of runners, analyzing running form, and helping injured runners overcome injury, we've been able to pick up some of the most effective and simply strategies that help improve form and posture!
It's important to know that each runner has different learned habits, is able to correct and make changes at different speeds, and that these cues take practice for them to become learned!
Let's start going over these cues and breaking them down one by one!
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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...
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...
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...