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With the Chicago marathon right around the corner, you might be thinking… Do I need to change my race shoe? Do I need a shoe with extra cushioning? What if I start to get foot pain halfway through the race? Or ankle pain? Or knee…

I frequently get asked about dizziness and vertigo. This is a common condition. In physical therapy we treat one specific subset of dizziness – vestibular-related dizziness. I think of the vestibular system as this group of organs within the inner ear (the part you can’t…

What is muscle soreness and why do our muscles get sore?  Everyone has experienced muscle soreness at one point in their lives. For runners, it usually happens one or two days after a longer-than-usual run and can be described as achiness, pain, or muscle tenderness…

1. POSTURE The same posture that is taught in everyday life is the same posture used for running.  When you are told to sit up straight, you should straighten up your spine, engage your core muscles. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and keep your head…

Runners deal with a lot of injuries during training! Here are some common diagnoses related to running. Look for future posts for ideas on how to manage these issues. 1. Heel pain (plantar fasciitis): Plantar fasciitis or plantar fasciopathy is an irritation of the attachment…