INTRODUCTION TO REGENERATIVE MEDICINE FOR INJURIES

Humans have over 10 trillion individual cells. Some regenerate faster than others and some do not regenerate at all. As we age the regeneration process slows down. With time the cells die at a faster rate than the new ones…

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Just What the Doctor Ordered

My wife told me that she’d gone to see a doctor because she gets a sharp pain in her eye whenever she drinks coffee with cream. I asked, “What did the doctor say?” She replied that the doctor told her…

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Fascia and Its Affect on Injury

I used to think of fascia like a saran wrap surrounding tissues in the body and as such, I did not find it particularly exciting. During the first semester of physical therapy school, however, when I had an opportunity to…

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The Dynamics Between Your Gait Pattern, Foot Structure and Injury

Research shows that gait pattern alone gives only limited insight in potential running related dysfunction and must be assessed together with the foot structure to understand the dynamic that can lead to injury. The foot is a very complex structure and…

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Aqua Jogging for Triathletes

When you can‚Äôt run, you can still run! Aqua jogging, known also as water running, is deep water running in which the individual usually utilizes some sort of flotation aid, such as Aqua Jogger brand belts or Water Walker brand…

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3 Running Injuries and How to Prevent them

Running injuries to the lower extremity are common and are very often caused by cumulative trauma. Even an acute injury such as a hamstring strain can occur as a result of chronic muscle imbalances in the body. Uncovering weak links…

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Ask a PT

Question for the PT: I am a seasoned triathlete and competitive in my age group in the Sprint and Olympic Distance.  I train hard and regular and I try to train smart to avoid injury.  I have been following a…

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The Triathlon Minute, Episode 36, No Pain, No Gain

D3 Multisport is proud to release the video series, “The Triathlon Minute”. Invest 1 minute each Friday and you may learn something you didn’t know. Differentiate between pain that is an alarm to your body vs. pain that is something…

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Weak Glutes lead to Plantar Facitis

Some of the best examples of how a body works can be found in the culinary world. It translates, really! For example, pancakes can be made by throwing all the ingredients in a bowl and mixing them together. Another option…

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Illiotibial Band Friction Syndrome in Runners, Simplified

Running is a popular sport and while most programs are modified to the beginner runner, more and more people are signing up for races as short as a mile and as long as a marathon. According to Running USA there…

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How to Handle an Injury

For some it‚Äôs instantaneous, for others a long, drawn out affair. Either way, injuries can put your triathlon season on hold. Unfortunately injuries are a part of training and learning how to avoid them, and what to do if you…

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Rock or Roll

From an increase in serotonin and dopamine levels to an improvement in joint range of motion, the many benefits of massage have been repeatedly proven. When massage, as human to human contact, is not an option, take matters into your…

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Injured Much?

There are several factors that can contribute to getting injured in sports. Most commonly discussed are overtraining, undertraining or improper kind of training along side poor technique. As an example, in triathlon 80-85% of injuries are due to functional overuse1.…

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Common Wrist and Hand Pathologies in Cycling

The hand is a complex, tightly connected structure of bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves and muscles, which allow for small and complicated motions. Thus, an injury to any particular structural component will have a significant effect on the function of the…

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Overcoming Injury: The Greatest Challenge an Endurance Athlete can Face

A few years ago, I attended a conference for strength and conditioning specialist coaches and trainers. The keynote speaker, a nationally recognized physical therapist, coach and business owner spoke about “training the endurance athlete.” What was really interesting, is that…

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