Increasing Your Mileage: How Much Can You Run Each Week Without Getting Injured?

When it comes to running training, preparation is key — that’s pretty much lesson number 1. But sometimes, figuring out how to prep can feel overwhelming, so it’s helpful to ask yourself a handful of questions to guide your development of a training plan. For example… How many miles should you run per week?  How… Continue reading Increasing Your Mileage: How Much Can You Run Each Week Without Getting Injured?

Understanding the Lactic Acid Threshold and the Role It Plays in Endurance Training

Ever wonder what that “burning” sensation is when you’re running a 5k or marathon? You know, that burn you feel in the middle or near the end of the race? And when you try to run faster, it gets more intense, so you end up having to slow down? It’s super frustrating, right?? If it… Continue reading Understanding the Lactic Acid Threshold and the Role It Plays in Endurance Training

Shin Splints: The What, How, and Why for Treating Medial Tibialis Stress Syndrome

Having pain in the inside of your lower leg? It’s probably shin splints.  Having pain on the front of your lower leg? It’s probably shin splints.  Having pain when you touch the bone of your lower leg? You guessed it. It’s probably shin splints.  Sounds like almost anything could be shin splints, right? Well, that’s… Continue reading Shin Splints: The What, How, and Why for Treating Medial Tibialis Stress Syndrome

Covid-19 Protocol

At Competitive Edge Physical Therapy, your health and well-being is our top priority. We are happy to announce that as of February 2021, all of our staff is fully vaccinated to help protect ourselves and our cients.  We are monitoring recommendations from the health authorities and we are open to provide the personal care needed… Continue reading Covid-19 Protocol

Run Training Overview: How to Approach the Most Common Race Distances

“You need more power!” “No, you need to run faster!” “What’s a tempo? Do I need to do those tempo things if I’m doing the marathon?” “How many miles do I need to run a half marathon?” “Are intervals and repeats the same thing?” These are all questions every competitive runner (or intrigued would-be-runner) have… Continue reading Run Training Overview: How to Approach the Most Common Race Distances

Runner’s Knee: The What, How, and Why of Treating Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Do you run? Do you have knees? Then, arguably, you have runner’s knees. Bad jokes aside, runner’s knee is an all-too-common condition that is estimated to make up 17% of all running injuries. That qualifies it to be the #1 injury affecting runners, with IT Band Syndrome coming in second. Runner’s knee can manifest in… Continue reading Runner’s Knee: The What, How, and Why of Treating Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Perception of Strength Training for Women

          Recently, a few of my female patients have expressed their concerns with going to the weight room. I wanted to write a blog this week on overcoming these thoughts and preconceived notions that the weight room is not a place for women. I also wanted to create a safe place… Continue reading Perception of Strength Training for Women

Lisfranc Injury: Part 3

Over the last two blogs, we discussed my experience with Lisfranc Injury. Returning back to sports can be difficult with any injuries, especially when it comes to the foot. Being evaluated as well as progressing through an appropriate program can ensure the athlete’s safety and minimize other compensations. This allows the athlete to maximize their… Continue reading Lisfranc Injury: Part 3

The Importance of the Bike Fit: Avoiding Knee Pain

In the last two blogs, we talked about how the benefits of a “dynamic” bike fit vs. a static bike fit can help rider’s who suffer from neck/shoulder and low back pain. If you are a cyclist who is currently lowering your miles or training intensity because of KNEE pain, then this series last blog… Continue reading The Importance of the Bike Fit: Avoiding Knee Pain

Lisfranc Injury: Part 2

Last month, we talked about the anatomy, the mechanism of injury, and my own history with Lisfranc Injury. Rehab is never an easy process and the journey requires patience, consistency, and hard work. Here at Competitive Edge, we use a wide variety of high tech biofeedback tools to aid in the rehab process. These tools… Continue reading Lisfranc Injury: Part 2

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