Prep for the Roanoke 70.3

By |2019-08-20T11:04:24+00:00August 20th, 2019|Cycling, Exercise, Running|

The Roanoke 70.3 triathlon is coming to town June 7, 2020 and we are hosting a free seminar where you can learn from local triathlon experts on how to prepare over the next year. Our panel of experts will discuss the course outline, tips on training for a long course, nutrition and hydration, mental [...]

Back to Running After a Hip or Knee Injury

By |2019-01-29T18:57:39+00:00January 29th, 2019|Exercise, Pain, Running, Sports Injuries, Vitamins and Supplements|

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world. However, up to 50% of all runners will sustain an injury that will impact their training or running performance. Long-distance running imposes highly repetitive forces, which can be up to eight times the body weight of the runner. A marathon runner [...]

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Is Carb Loading Dead?

By |2018-04-03T11:52:52+00:00March 31st, 2018|Exercise, Healthy Eating, Running, Weight|

In today’s low-carb/no-carb world, is there still a place for carb loading before your next game or race? As much as I would love to give you one specific rule that everyone should follow, nutrition is just not that simple. In this article we will give some guidelines to follow for those trying to [...]

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Test Your Running Readiness – How-To Video

By |2016-11-15T18:03:18+00:00December 1st, 2015|Running, Videos|

Check out this video to see Dr. Rich demonstrating a quick test you can do to evaluate the core stabilization of your hip and knee. Dr. Rich uses this test with runners to help assess if they are ready to return to running after an injury.

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Endurance Athletes and Active Release Technique®

By |2016-11-15T18:03:18+00:00December 1st, 2015|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Running|

Endurance athletes are among the healthiest human beings on the planet. They eat right, exercise, and work hard to get adequate rest. This well-oiled machine is capable of amazing feats when it is tuned properly. However, injuries still accrue despite the fact that the cardiovascular system may be in top-notch condition, muscles are well toned, [...]

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Lose Weight by Exercising Less

By |2016-11-15T18:03:18+00:00September 7th, 2015|Cycling, Exercise, Running, Weight|

Are you trying to lose weight by exercising? Unless you enjoy those long hours of steady-state cardio in the gym or on the road, you should stop! You are wasting time and slowing down your metabolism. What if you could burn more fat in less time? High-intensity interval training (HIIT) could be a way for [...]

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Important Information for Runners

By |2019-01-23T12:32:39+00:00February 27th, 2015|Exercise, Running, Sports Injuries, Videos|

Runners never want their endeavors to create a running injury. Unfortunately runners are responsible for 90% of the injuries and traumas we see in our office. The good news is, with the right training, most of these injuries can be avoided. The Injury Cycle Most running injuries follow a simple pattern called the injury [...]

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Run Healthier, Run Faster

By |2019-01-24T12:35:03+00:00February 25th, 2014|Exercise, Pain, Running, Sports Injuries|

Eric, a friend of a patient, wrote me recently thanking me for helping him run his last marathon at a personal best time (3:38)! The funny thing is, I have never met Eric. He just took the same advice I have given many runners over the years: run less, run faster, get stronger, and improve [...]

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Foot & Knee Pain: The [CORE] Approach

By |2019-01-24T12:37:29+00:00June 17th, 2013|Chiropractic Care, Pain, Running, Sports Injuries, Vitamins and Supplements|

Most musculoskeletal conditions are caused by overuse. Conditions of the foot and knee are no different. We diagnose these conditions in western medicine with names like plantar fasciitis, torn meniscus, arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, IT band syndrome, patella-femoral syndrome, bunions, runner's knee, and more. These conditions all start with a mechanism of overload, which is [...]

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