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Got runner’s knee? Tech neck? Mental blocks? IMPACT’s health and wellness experts reveal therapies and treatments.
Katy Bowman, movement expert, solves your downhill knee problems

Fix Your Downhill Knees

A couple of weeks ago our family hiked with another family from up high in the Olympic National Park to the town below—4,230 vertical feet over eight miles (or 9.5 if you want to...
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Nasal Breathing for Performance

To perform well you have to master the fundamentals. Yet, when I observe the running community, we appear to be overlooking the most fundamental aspect to good running mechanics, performance and recovery: breathing. More...
Core Fitness for Runners

Tuning the Core for Runners

Core stability is a great influencer. It is the driving force for speed in the sprinter and efficiency in endurance runners. Here we explore three basic concepts of core stability for the athlete incorporating...

Injury Prevention Tips

Without a doubt running injuries can take all the joy out of running, as well as have a negative impact on your mental health. While some injuries are caused by simple accidents—such as a...

The Four Horsemen of the Spine

You’ve likely heard me talk about the four horsemen of the spine before. These are four big movers that, together, all support hip flexion or spinal extension. Now of course the body’s movement system...

The High-Impact Injury

Stress fractures are one of the five most common running-related injuries and account for six to 14 percent of all injuries sustained by runners. The bone that is most commonly injured is the tibia...

Prepare for Hiking Season

Hiking is a popular summer activity in the Canadian Rockies, and it’s a fabulous way to explore our beautiful backcountry, get some fresh mountain air and spend quality time with friends and family. As...

Meet the Cell Power Plant

What is the one thing that we cannot live without? Coffee in the mornings? Friends and family? Cell phones? While important, they are trivial compared to the tiny things that produce almost all the...

A Pain in the Butt

The piriformis is a small muscle, but it holds a reputation for being a big pain in the behind! This thin, triangular muscle lies deep in the buttocks, beneath the much larger gluteus maximus....

Foot Core for Runners

As runners we are constantly being told that strength and conditioning is important. It’s been drilled into us for years. “We need to be doing strength training to prevent injuries”“You’re going to become a better...
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Ask the Expert — What is Active Rehabilitation

Active rehab is an evidence-based rehabilitation program used by trained kinesiologists to help individuals recover from an injury or illness. It is an individualized...