Many athletes accept the fallacy that knee pain is the inevitable cost of running. While it is true that running places a great amount of force on the knee joint, it isn’t always the impact that causes pain. Believe it or not, running actually strengthens the knee joint and the surrounding bones. Have you heard of Wolff’s…

California loves Supercross season. Six races happen right here in the state, and on April 2nd, the dirt bikes will shoot out of the gate at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Many Santa Clara residents spend their weekends on the back of a dirt bike, celebrate holidays in the dunes, and scale the mountains on a quad….

Foot function has long been considered to predispose individuals to musculoskeletal injury.  Specifically, foot pronation (flat feet) has been associated with conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Patellar tendonitis, and Achilles tendinopathy. Away from the ankle, foot pronation may also play a role in the of medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints) and patellofemoral pain syndrome. Anatomy of…

Shin splints is a common condition, especially in runners or ground-based athletes. Luckily, there are a few home tips and remedies for alleviating discomfort. If you are experiencing shin pain, try these self myofascial releases and see a physical therapist today!

Take Home Points The human arch is a complex system, consisting of passive, active, and neural subsystems.  Instrinsic foot strengthening is mandatory for foot physical therapy and foot preventative exercises. The foot is a complex structure which endures various functions. The foot is the base of support in standing, is a stable surface at heel-strike…