Strengthen Your Glutes: Reintroduce your Brain to Your Butt

Strengthen Your Glutes: Reintroduce your Brain to Your Butt

By: Dr. Peggy Malone

As marathon season comes to a close and many athletes are transitioning into their off-season activities, it’s a perfect time to start the process of reintroducing your brain to your butt. We have talked a lot in previous posts about the importance of the function of the Gluteal musculature. Today we will do a wee review and then get straight into some great exercises to strengthen and stabilize your butt! Here is a list of some of the injuries that...
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Shin Splints Caused by Common Life Postures

Running legs

Shin Splints Caused by Common Life Postures

By: Dr. Peggy Malone

I have been helping athletes to battle Shin Splints and other athletic injuries and go back to their sport not only pain free but…stronger and faster than before for close to ten years.  

I see athletes in my...

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Flip Flops and Foot Pain

 

Flip Flops

Flip Flops and Foot Pain
By: Dr. Peggy Malone
This is the time of year when everyone’s feet are happily breathing a sigh of relief as they come out of their socks and into the cool shoes of summer. 
It’s also the time of year when I see a spike in foot complaints in my office.

Stretch Your Calves: Why This Is So Important for Everyone

 

Calves

I'm guessing you don't think much about your calves as you go about your day-to- day activities.  There they are at the back of your lower leg, not doing much... so it seems.  They have a crucial role in your ability to stay balanced, strong and injury free and so they are worth an introduction.

Your calves are made up primarily of the Gastrocnemius and the...

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How to Choose Shoes to Prevent and Overcome Running Injuries Such as Shin Splints

Running Shoes

For many beginner athletes the choice of footwear is all too often based on factors such as how much they cost, how pretty they are or even which celebrity has endorsed them.   Many novice runners will go straight to the bargain table and look for the least expensive shoe that fits them and off they go.  Conversely, some beginners assume that the most expensive shoe in the store is the best shoe.

In determining how to choose a running shoe, your choice of...

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