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IT Band Syndrome

IT Band Syndrome is a painful condition, usually around the outside of the knee and thigh, that often limits runners’ and other athletes’ physical activity levels as pain increases. If you’re struggling with IT Band Syndrome, this article will help you understand why you have these symptoms and how to alleviate your pain! The Purpose of the IT Band The...
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Runner’s Knee: Causes & Treatment

What is Runner’s Knee?  Runner’s knee is a painful condition frequently occurring in endurance athletes where the patellofemoral joint (knee-cap) becomes painful during runs. This is among the most commonly occurring running-related injuries and can range from mild knee pain that warms up during your runs to debilitating levels that prevent any training. Common Causes of Runner’s Knee There are...
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Staying Healthy During Your Half, Full, or Ultra Marathon Training!

That race is coming up and it’s time to start putting in the miles. Whether you are going for that half marathon, marathon, or ultra marathon distance you are bound to be spending some time on the road or trails over the next few months.  At Onward Bellingham we specialize in working with runners. We can help maximize efficiency with...
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Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy

It is literally a pain in your butt that is keeping you from doing the activities you love. Proximal hamstring tendinopathy can be a challenging condition to recover from. To make matters worse, we often see mediocre rehab, delaying the healing process. Proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT) is one of the conditions we specialize in at Onward Physical Therapy, and we...
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Are Your Running Shoes Defective?

We always consider our runners as a whole, not just their injuries. We look at form, training mileage, terrain, cross-training, etc. One thing we regularly examine when a runner comes into the clinic is the condition of their running shoes. Even if shoes are relatively new, it’s important to make sure they are free of defects and do not limit...
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Running with Anterior Compartment Syndrome

At the end of a long day, few things feel better than unwinding with a long run to de-stress. But not when you are dealing with anterior compartment syndrome. This frustrating condition results in painful runs keeping your training volume far below what your goals demand. What Is Chronic Exertional Anterior Compartment Syndrome? Compartment syndrome is characterized as pain that...
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Pain from Running with Shin Splints

You’ve been absolutely killing it over the last several months and have finally been able to build up your running mileage! But over the last few weeks, you’ve noticed a subtle increase of a nagging pain beginning in your shins. As it starts to put a halt to your hard-earned increased mileage, you find yourself frantically researching your symptoms online....
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Best Hip Strength Exercises for Runners

With the great weather lately, it’s no surprise we’re seeing more and more runners out working on building their mileage! Many of the common faults we see during our in-depth running form analysis relate back to a lack of lateral hip strength (the muscles on the side of your hips). These running faults not only rob your performance but tend...
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Strength Training for Runners

Huge shifts have happened in the running world in recent years. Contrary to traditional beliefs, we now know how important strength training is for running performance. The problem is that most runners don’t perform challenging enough strength work to get anything out of their cross-training. They do squats, lunges, etc., but never progress the weight with these exercises. Instead, they...