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Running Biomechanics & Posture @ Langley Running Room

August 9th, 2011 Comments Off
Posted by Dr. Jody Freedman

Last Thursday, I (Dr. Jody) was back at the Langley Running Room speaking to a 10k group about the often forgotten Upper Body Biomechanics of running.  Before we got into running biomechanics & posture, we first needed to look at the postural challenges of where we spend most of our time … at work.  Whatever our job is (Sitting at our desk, driving a car or bending over to pick stuff up), most jobs tend to lead to the same posture: Tight shoulders,  hunched forward neck, and a lack of motion in the upper back.

When we finally find a few free moments to get out and run, unfortunately that hunched posture often comes along with us.  The result is restricted breathing and upper arm movements as well as fatigue setting in early.  We simply don’t perform as well as we could.

This was a fun topic to discuss with the group.  For some tips on overcoming these postural challenges, Check out my handout for runners here or come in to our clinic for a more complete assessment and personal recommendations.

Be sure to also check out the running groups and clinics at the Langley Running Room. The excellent team do a fantastic job working with runners of all abilities.

Running Biomechanics @ Langley Running Room

March 24th, 2011 Comments Off
Posted by Dr. Jody Freedman

I (Dr. Jody Freedman) was excited to be asked back to the Langley Running Room to this time speak to a group of 10k runners on Running Biomechanics. We first covered the basics on what happens to your feet, knees, and hips when you run … and then got into the fun stuff: What happens when things don’t work right – Foot overpronation, back pain inhibiting leg extension, knee pain. We even had time to have a few runners have their gait assessed.

Check out my handout for runners here. You will find information on typical running injuries and my 5 tips for improving your gait.

Be sure to also check out the running groups and clinics at the Langley Running Room. Twilight and her excellent team do a fantastic job working with runners of all abilities.

For years, we have been helping athletes in Langley & Surrey perform faster, stronger and injury free. If you have an injury holding you back, we can probably help.

Preventing Running Injuries @ Langley Running Room

August 24th, 2010 Comments Off
Posted by Dr. Jody Freedman

Last night, I (Dr. Jody Freedman) delivered a presentation on preventing running injuries to 25 ambitious Langley half marathoners.  The group was in week 3 of their 18 week program with the final goal of running the Rock n Roll Marathon in Las Vegas.  It was nice to work with an enthusiastic group and I received a number of great questions and comments including some impromptu testimonials about how Active Release Technique (A.R.T) & Chiropractic helped them overcome their running injuries.  Much appreciated!

Twila and her excellent team at the Langley Running Room do a fantastic job organizing running clinics for people of all abilities.  I encourage you to visit the store (just around the corner from our clinic in the Safeway plaza) and check out their fall clinics.

Here is a some quick tips on how you can prevent running injuries like plantar fasciitis, shin splints & patellofemoral syndrome:

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