Postural Habits and Shin Splints
By: Dr. Peggy Malone
Today's subject is something we have discussed in a previous post but I wanted to share my thoughts on postural habits and their contributions to shin splints and other running injuries in a short video.
You don't often think of the things that you do outside of your sport as contributing to your sports injuries but the postural habits that you have when you are not doing your sport can contribute to your shin splint, foot or leg pain.
Check out the video below as I demonstrate 2 postures that I commonly see in athletes who have chronic running injuries like shin splints, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, iliotibial band syndrome or even hip and back pain.
By catching yourself in these positions and making some simple changes and creating new postural habits, you will be one step closer to pain free running.
If you have tried everything else and you are still suffering with shin splints or other running injuries, checking and changing your postural habits is definitely something you should try.
Happy Running and Live Well,
Dr. Peggy Malone is a Chiropractor and an Athlete who helps other athletes to overcome injury and get back to their sport. Her weekly Television Series 'Living Well" inspires people from all walks of life to take control of their health to be as happy and as healthy as they can be.
A former varsity Basketball and Rugby player, she has since entered the world of endurance athletics where she has completed 2 Ironman Triathlons, 3 Marathons, several Half Marathons and many other Triathlons, Road Races and Off-Road Adventure races of varying distances.
Her own athletic endeavors and injuries have given her valuable insight into working with athletes in her practice for both the care of injuries as well as for the improvement of athletic performance.
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