Things that are making my week #BETTER

  Hi all!  Hope you are having an amazing week.  Check out what is making mine #BETTER:    Injured?  Having surgery?  Consider the role of nutrition in your healing process.  Check out this article from Life in Motion Sports Therapy in Arizona. Who doesn’t love the Script Cleveland signs around our city?  Now the East Side has a new one.  Looking … Read More

Hurt or Burnt Out From Your New Fitness Regimen? How to Fix it

Getting better mentally and physically means challenging your body through your fitness routine.  However, there’s a delicate balance between how far to push and when to take a break.  At this time of year, it seems we spend lots of time beating ourselves up over poor health choices during the holidays (Skipping workouts for holiday parties?  The endless trays of Christmas … Read More

What is Running Economy and Does Stretching Improve it?

Running economy has been called the “secret” to running faster and farther in a race.  It’s basically how efficiently your body uses oxygen.  Think of two runners in a race, neck-and-neck during the last mile.  One runner is breathing normally and the other is gasping for air.  The runner who isn’t sucking wind has the greater running economy and will likely win. … Read More

Research Roundup: Improve Your Soccer Performance With Plyometrics and Sprint Training

Ever wondered how to take your soccer skills to the next level?  Footskills and tactical training are important, but adding plyometrics and sprint training give you the explosiveness to beat a defender to the ball.  This week’s study from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning  shows the effect of this training on youth soccer players.   The researchers divided young … Read More

RESEARCH ROUNDUP: Why Proper Form matters for Strength Training and Running

This week’s pair of articles are from the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.  The first one discusses the effect of posture on a commonly used hip strengthening exercise.  The second talks about running gait re-training which is becoming more common in rehab and prevention of running injuries.  Enjoy the new knowledge below and contact CLE Sports PT with any … Read More

Compression Socks for Marathon Runners- Do They Really Help?

Compression socks are popular among runners, who wear them to recover from long runs, races, or workouts.  The socks improve circulation in the diabetic population by stimulating blood flow.  Manufacturers claim that compression garments improves oxygen delivery, reduce lactic acid and prevent cramps in athletes.  But are these claims true?  Recently, the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy published … Read More

ACL Injury Prevention- Why Proper Coaching Matters

ACL rehab and injury prevention programs focus on strengthening, plyometrics, and balance exercises.  Studies have shown this approach works, however ACL injuries are unfortunately still common and there is a high incidence of re-injury or injuring the other knee. So are we missing something in training and rehabbing these athletes?  Maybe it’s not just the muscle strength but the connection from … Read More

Movement Analysis is Essential for Rehab and Performance

A few months ago, Sports Illustrated profiled Dr. Marcus Elliott and his sports motion analysis lab at P3.  Motion analysis can screen for injuries before they happen or help to determine when an athlete is ready to return to the field.   It’s one of the most powerful tools in sports medicine today. Athletes can undergo motion analysis without the cost … Read More

#runBETTER: Cleveland Marathon Playlist

Need some music inspiration for tomorrow’s race?  Here’s my playlist to get you through 26.2 miles… take a few songs out if you only need enough for 13.1.  Either way-  good luck tomorrow!