It has been a while since my last post.  To be honest, I have been busy with preparing/presenting my live seminar last week and webinars, as well as fulfilling my writing obligations and clinical role.  So, I have been taking a “break” from blogging and recharging the battery so to speak.

Now I am getting back to it.  The great thing about presenting though is that I am consistently reading and reviewing the latest research on topics related to my presentations and closely examine my rehab and exercise philosophy.  In my clinic, I treat many runners for knee pain.


The average profile is an experienced runner b/w the ages of 25 and 50 who logs 20 – 35 miles per week and routinely competes in half marathons or some sort of triathlons.

Common injuries include IT band problems versus lateral meniscus tears versus patellofemoral pain.  Often, I uncover the following things related to kinetic chain deficiencies:

  • Elevated or rotated inominate
  • Ankle dorsiflexion restriction (OH squat assessment)
  • Poor single leg stance
  • Weak lateral myofascial chain
  • TFL dominance
  • Excessive femoral internal rotation/adduction with single leg squats
  • Tightness in hip flexors, ITB and soleus

Many currently debate the efficacy of foam rolling.  Is it worthwhile?  Some say yes, while others say no.

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