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Girls on the Run NYC SoleMates

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Thank you to Girls on the Run NYC SoleMates for letting me share injury prevention advice last night. Good luck with your ING New York City Marathon training! Dr. Duke

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Spring into Action: Hip Gyros

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Want to keep running your whole life? Then be nice to your hips. Your hips are a ball & socket joint and subject to tremendous compression force while running. This dynamic exercise will lubricate the socket and create a soft … Continue reading

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A Home Run (by Dr. Pete Duggan)

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After nearly three years of “I’m too busy” excuses, plus a few untimely injuries, I find myself a few days away from the 2013 edition of the Brooklyn Half marathon. With over 25,000 runners toeing the starting line I know … Continue reading

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Spring into Action: Windshield Wipers Exercise

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This exercise is designed to prevent hip impingement by providing motion to the hip socket. This creates a flush of synovial fluid, which is your body’s natural occurring lubricant.

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Spring into Action: Pelvic and SI Joint Release Exercise

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This exercise is designed to specifically target mobility to the sacroiliac joint, commonly known as the SI joint. Creating fluid motion here helps keep the hips perfectly aligned. this helps prevent wearing out of the legs by keeping equal weight … Continue reading

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Spring into Action: Spinal Twists

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Running is not a linear sport as most people think . It requires a dynamic ability to slightly rotate at the pelvis while you move forward. This move creates a smooth running economy . The pelvis, sacroiliac joints & lower … Continue reading

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Spring into Action: Diagonal Leg Swing Exercise

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This dynamic movement targets both the inner thigh and the hamstring muscle group. Collectively known as the groin, this area is especially vulnerable to strain, especially in women due to the angle of the hips & the numerous tendons which … Continue reading

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Spring into Action: Hamstring Exercise

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Hamstring pulls are rampart within the running world. This dynamic movement breaks downs adhesions at the attachment of the hamstring group of muscles to the pelvis before strains and tears occur. Perform this exercise 15 seconds to each side.

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Spring into Action: Piriformis Syndrome Exercise

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Piriformis syndrome is when the muscle, deep beneath the gluteus muscle, pinches the sciatic nerve and mimics hamstring pain. We call this dynamic movement “Hacky Sack”.  It prevents adhesions from forming between the hamstring, piriformis muscles and the sciatic nerve.

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Spring into Action: Achilles Tendon Exercise

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Each week this spring Duke Chiropractic will post dynamic movements to help athletes prevent common sport injuries. We hope our viewers get some value out of our “Spring into Action” video series. Here is a dynamic move to help get … Continue reading

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