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Runner’s Knee Pain

Runner’s Knee Pain
3 Tips to help your with Runners Knee Pain. I’m Victoria, certified run coach, licensed physical therapist, triathlete, and runner. Here at Ironhorse Physical Therapy and Pilates, we treat quite a few runners and triathletes. So I thought I’d share a few tips with you to help you get out of knee pain and back to running the pace and disatnce that makes you happy! Before I do that, let me ask you this question: Is this YOU? Or someone you know?. Started having pain in knee or o...
Posted on 2021-10-08

Triathlon Race Report: Escape From Alcatraz

Triathlon Race Report: Escape From Alcatraz
Triathlon Race Report for Escape from Alcatraz: August 15, 2021 was the 40th Anniversary of this iconic “bucket list” triathlon race. I feel grateful to have been able to participate and finish it! Here’s my race report.  The day started at 3:45 AM because the transition area opened at 4am and you want to have plenty of time to set up and board the boat by 6am.  I catch a shuttle bus from my hotel at the Fishermans wharf to the transition ...
Posted on 2021-08-23

Should You Ice an Injury?

Should You Ice an Injury?
. Should You Ice an injury?. For decades, icing has been a go-to treatment for after an injury. It has been touted as a way to reduce inflammation and swelling. However, swelling and inflammation are actually part of the healing process! Therefore, by arresting the inflammatory process by icing, we can actually DELAY healing! Instead of icing, we recommend following PEACE (during the acute stages after injury) and LOVE (for longer term management).  PEACE and&nb...
Posted on 2021-04-02

5 Major Reasons Why Your Hamstrings Feel Tight

5 Major Reasons Why Your Hamstrings Feel Tight
Are you able to touch your toes? Have you been told you have tight hamstrings or do they always feel tight to you? A lot of people tell me they have tight hamstrings and despite stretching, it doesn’t change a lot. First of all, there’s a difference between the feeling of tightness or stiffness and the muscle actually being too short. I’ve seen clients almost palm the floor and still complain about how “tight” their hamstrings feel! Compare that to the guy who can b...
Posted on 2021-02-23

If You’re a Runner (or have feet), Just Say No to Flip Flops!

If You’re a Runner (or have feet), Just Say No to Flip Flops!
I know what you’re thinking- “But it’s summer” and “they’re so comfortable” and “so easy to take on and off”, or “Mine have a special arch support so they support my feet”, right? Well, they’re awful for your feet! And can cause a whole host of problems up the chain of your body, including knee, hip and low back problems. It’s one thing to do the short walk from the locker room to the pool with flip flops on but, quite...
Posted on 2021-02-23
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