January 17th, 2012 3:58pm - Posted By: Adam St. Pierre
Lately in the running biomechanics lab we’ve seen a lot of “running” injuries that are directly related to posture. I put the word running in quotation marks to signify that these injuries, although manifested during running, are not caused by running. Running, which magnifies stress, is just the straw that broke the camel’s back. Poor running posture can result in increased injury risk for your back, hips, knees, ankles, and feet! Additionally, each month, we fit many cyclists to address posture related issues. A poor cycling posture can result in excessive pressure on the hands/arms/crotch, increased neck and back pain, as well as decrease power production and performance. Outside of the sports science lab, many of our physical therapy patients are seen for low back, shoulder, neck, arm and hand pain resulting from poor posture.
I hope you are now open to the power of posture and are asking yourself, “what is good post ...
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