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The Dreaded Side Stitch

Posted on by Jeff Hubka, PT, DPT, OCS

“When things look worst, we run the most.” This is a quote from Christopher McDougall in the famous book Born to Run and how, in times of great stress, we run. McDougall mentions three times in this country’s history that there have been substantial running booms: the Great Depression, Vietnam, and September 11th1. “Maybe it was a coincidence. Or maybe there’s a trigger in the human psyche, a coded response that activates our first and greatest survival skill when we sense the raptors approaching.” – Born to Run.

It is reasonable to think that we are currently in the midst of this country’s fourth running boom due to the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus. So, now is the perfect opportunity to speak on one of the more common symptoms with running: the dreaded side stitch.

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Stretch of the Week: Shin Massage with Foam Roller

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

For January’s last stretch of the week, we will be performing a Shin Massage with a Foam Roller. This is also an abdominal exercise, so you will get two for one with this stretch!

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Stretch of the Week: Deep Squat Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

For the third week of November, we will be performing a very Deep Squat Stretch. You will feel this stretch in your inner thighs, ankles and lower back.

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Stretch of the Week: Bosu® Ball Psoas Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

We will be performing the Bosu® Ball Psoas Stretch for the fourth week of May! This stretch will target the psoas, hip flexors, abdominals and muscles between the front ribs.

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