Blog - Running

Fall sports bring increased risk of shin splints

With fall comes the return of favorite sports like football, cross country, soccer and field hockey. While such activities bring great joy, camaraderie, and school spirit, they also carry an increased risk of injury for kids and adults alike. Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome) rank among the most common exercise-related problems, typically developing after… read more


River Run races into sixth year

This year’s River Run is just four weeks away, and it happens to be the event’s sixth anniversary. OrthoIllinois started the Labor Day weekend event in 2013 as a unique training opportunity for individuals participating in our Run Right Running Clinic, which aims to improve performance and decrease the risk of injury for runners and… read more


Post run stretches to keep you injury free

Jon Gallas, DPT, goes over some safe and effective post run stretches to help you remain injury free. If you would like more information about staying safe while running, check out RunRight where you can get tailored programs just for you. We’ll even tell you what shoes you should be using!


6 questions answered about pulled hamstrings

1. What causes a pulled hamstring? A “pulled” or strained muscle is usually caused by a sudden contraction of the muscle, which stretches the muscle fibers beyond what they normally can tolerate. Imagine guide wires supporting a pole. If the wind blows forcefully, the fibers in the wire may be stretched to the point where… read more


How to improve your triathlon fitness during the off season

You’re done with a long season of swimming, biking, and running. Now what? How do you keep in shape over the winter? What should you focus on the most? The goal for the off season is to focus on your weaknesses and try to make them strengths for the next season of racing. Let’s break… read more


5 Keys of Proper Running Form

Hold on a second. Isn’t running just grabbing a pair of shoes and putting one foot in front of the other? If you’ve thought this, you’re not alone, and technically, yes. All you need to do to run is–well–run, but to do it well and to do it safely means that runners need to focus… read more