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The High Price of Physical Inactivity in Gainesville

The High Price of Physical Inactivity in Gainesville “There is a pestilence upon this land” – Roger the Shrubber According to a new report this past week the fitness levels of children in the USA have declined about 6% per decade between 1975 and 2000. That’s before the widespread use of smartphones, tablets, online gaming…

Chronic pain, the Brain, Sadomaochism and Athletics in Gainesville

Chronic pain, the Brain, Sadomaochism and Athletics in Gainesville If you put your foot in a fire, you will feel pain. In order to feel pain, all you need is three things – the body part, damage to the body part and the brain. Pain is pretty straightforward, right? Well, not really. You only need…

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Shin Splints – What You Need to Know in Gainesville

Shin Splints – What You Need to Know in Gainesville Shin splints (technically called “Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, or MTSS) is a very common injury in runners. I see a lot of runners with this injury and the vast majority of them are relatively new to running. The first thing we need to understand about…

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Stability from the Ground up in Gainesville

Stability from the Ground up in Gainesville The inability to control the stability of the foot has paramount implications on the rest of the leg and whole body posture. I may be biased here, but this is a must read for anyone with feet. One major tool in the development of stability in the lower…

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The “One Leg is Shorter” Excuse in Gainesville

The “One Leg is Shorter” Excuse in Gainesville Before reading this, realize it’s lengthy and somewhat detailed. Either get comfy, or come back and read it later. If you’ve ever been told you have “one leg shorter”, this article is for you. If you have a friend who’s been told they have one leg shorter,…

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Forefoot vs. Rearfoot Strike Debate in Gainesville

Forefoot vs. Rearfoot Strike Debate in Gainesville This post is just a few brief thoughts on a very complicated topic. I understand it’s not very sexy to make a post saying, “it depends”, but this is not a black and white issue. Those people that have made it appear black and white are deluding themselves,…