Exercise

Kinesio Tape for Bruising

Before After Taping for an injury or for increased support has come a long way since the days of sitting on the trainer’s table and having the area wrapped like a new-age mummy, the times have changed and there are various types of tape on the market, one of the [...]

Knee Pain Part 1- An Above and Below Approach

Where does knee pain start? Common sense would lead you to believe that your knee pain may actually becoming from, well your knee.  The pain that you're experiencing in your knee is likely due to damaged or inflamed structures in the knee but the excess stress that caused the injury might coming from above and below [...]

SoBro Turkey Trot 2014

Want to feel better about gorging yourself on November 27th?  How about you burn a few calories before you stuff your face with holiday goodness? While you're at it, you can help others less fortunate.  Sounds like a win-win to me and you don't have to deal with the crazy over crowded other Thanksgiving run. [...]

The Best Ab Exercise and Why You Should Stop Crunching

by Dr. Bingham, DC, DACRB If you have mentioned doing crunches in ear shot of me, you have undoubtedly suffered through my diatribe on the evils of sit-ups and crunches, sorry but I do it because I care.   I am not the only one who feels this way, Stuart McGill talks about the damage to [...]

What causes overuse knee pain? – Part 1

For many weekend warriors and professionals alike, knee pain can mean an end to participating in a sport that brings joy, physical fitness and stress relief.  There are a variety of knee pain causes, but for this post I am going to focus on overuse injuries, as opposed to traumatic injuries.   Knee pain accounts [...]

When is Stretching a Bad Idea!

It stands to reason that would want stretch a muscle if it is tight, right? I wish that it were that simple, but as with most things it is not.  We have all heard the benefits of flexibility from early on in school when we were told that we should be able to touch our [...]

Winter Workout – Making the Best of the Weather

Over the last month I can't tell you the number of times that I have heard the phrase "I'm done with it!"  The "it" being winter. It is hard to have a good attitude about the 11th coldest winter in history and the highest snowfall (according to WISH TV) , but there is nothing we [...]

Snow Shoveling 101

If you are lucky enough to have a snow blower or a cooperative teenage boy in your home, this post is not for you.  If you are like the rest of the Indianapolis residents who experienced the largest snowfall in over a decade and all you have is a plastic snow shovel...this post is for [...]

Plantar Fasciitis, A Pain in My…Foot

What if you couldn't take a normal first step when you get out of bed in the morning? Instead, you have to resort to the "Stingray shuffle" until the agonizing pain in the bottom of your foot subsides. Better yet, imagine if you are currently having the athletic-performance of a lifetime, until you were unable to [...]

Have we become too extreme?

Workouts have become so much more intense in recent years and not only for the ultra-fit.  In the past you could consider yourself a runner if you threw on your shoes a few times a week and slogged around the block, now you need at least a couple mini marathons under your belt for this [...]