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Shin Splints in Runners

What exactly are shin splints? What do I do if I get them? “Shin splints" is a descriptive term for lower leg pain along the shin bone. Pain along the inner edge of the shin bone is referred to as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS for short). The term shin splints is a typical way for…
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Weak Glutes in Runners

  Many runners are told they have “weak glutes”. But, what exactly does that mean? Are strengthening exercises needed? How does it affect my running? Let’s clear up the accuracy surrounding the term “weak glutes”. Glute Anatomy We have three glute muscles; Gluteus Maximus, Medius and Minimus. For the sake of this discussion, “glutes” will…
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Tennis Elbow, Plumbers Elbow, Painters Elbow?

Also known as “lateral epicondylitis”, Tennis Elbow is a condition where there is pain at the outside of the elbow, where muscles of the forearm attach to the bone. Racquet sport players, painters, carpenters and plumbers are prone to developing Tennis Elbow due to the repetitive nature of their sport/job, but is widely known as…
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Hot Stone Massage

What exactly is Hot Stone Massage? Jade stone is a semi-precious stone that has been used for massage for thousands of years.  There are two types of Jade – Nephrite and Jadeite. Jadeite is the gemstone used in jewelry and Nephrite is the type of Jade used in massage stones. Jade has been known to…
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