What Causes Shin Splints in Runners?
What Causes Shin Splints in Runners?

Factors that contribute to shin splints in runners The term shin splints is used to describe pain in the medial tibia, also known as your shin bone, making it a very broad term. Shin pain could be...

What Can Vertical Oscillation Tell You About Your Running Performance?
What Can Vertical Oscillation Tell You About Your Running Performance?

Vertical oscillation can turn an average runner into a great runner Last week, we talked about the importance of running cadence and how it tells us a great deal about how fast, efficient and...

What Does Analyzing Running Cadence Provide?
What Does Analyzing Running Cadence Provide?

Running Cadence – a key metric for faster times, better recovery, and fewer injuries Like any other athletic movement, running is a skill that can be measured, trained, and improved. Your ability to...

Does Breathing Affect More Than Oxygen Levels?
Does Breathing Affect More Than Oxygen Levels?

Breathing impacts oxygen levels but also affects the entire body When we think about how breathing affects our athletic performance and how we feel from day to day, we generally think about gas...

What’s the Difference Between Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy?
What’s the Difference Between Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy?

Between physiotherapy and physical therapy, the differences are both subtle and distinct.  While the terms physical therapy and physiotherapy are often used interchangeably in the US, they have...

Is Predictive Injury Prevention Critical to Athletes?
Is Predictive Injury Prevention Critical to Athletes?

Preventing injury through predictive measures is crucial If you’re driving an old rusty car around the grocery store parking lot, you won’t really notice if a wheel is out of balance or if a tire is...

What is Bad Science?
What is Bad Science?

PT Inquest Podcast: "Bad Science" Join Cipher Skin's CSO, James Heathers on his latest guest appearance on the podcast, PT Inquest. On this episode, James speaks with hosts Erik Meira and J.W....

What is the Y-Balance Test?
What is the Y-Balance Test?

The Y-Balance test helps assess risk of injury. The Y-Balance Test is a simplified version of the Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) that is used to assess injury risk.

'I’m Done With My Physical Therapy': Why is PT At Home So Difficult?
'I’m Done With My Physical Therapy': Why is PT At Home So Difficult?

"I’m Done With My Physical Therapy": Why Is PT At Home So Difficult? Many people struggle to finish their physical therapy protocols. One study has found that around 14% of clients never return for...

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