Learn all about Dr Janet Yiu’s DPT recovery journey that leads to forefoot running, what is forefoot running, slow motion software to analyze motion, grade 5 mobilization, tips to recover faster when injured, plus what’s a virtual run
A simple slip and fall injury one random day at a hotel turned into a multi doctor (chiropractors, physical therapists, prolo therapy, cortisone injections, osteopaths), multi year ordeal that has affected her running. From back pain, si pain, hip pain, ankle pain, tingle and cold limb, and back to hip pain join us as we discuss her journey to running pain free. Dr. Liu runs down some of the most successful treatment she received and the ineffective treatment.
The culprit ended up being a glut that was failing to fire and a quad that kept compensating because she loved to run 10 miles at a time. What synergy is your running stride missing and can you use your own biofeedback to alter and correct it?
Bridge the gap between Bench exercises to Functional exercises.
We discuss how she learned about and ultimately now uses ForeFoot running as her go to stride. When do you switch from heel strike to forefoot running. Does the leaning back or forward impact that happens form heel strike vs forefoot change your biomechanics enough to cause or prevent injury? We run through forefoot running basics and how to recondition yourself to this new style.
Is self care necessary when learning a new running technique? Try a Lecross ball
Are you aware that you’re probably only going to maintain proper biomechanics for 20-30 seconds when learning forefoot running, so you have to keep rethinking about it during your run. She goes into more detail.
Tips to avoid injury while learning a new running style.
A chiropractor actually recommended she become a physical therapist.
She gives pointers on software to use to analyze runners gait.
How did pregnancy and post partum impact her running schedule? Did her old symptoms flare back up and what to do to get back on the street after delivering a baby?
What is a Virtual Run? Can you still get a medal for doing the ½ marathon even if you don’t go to the host city? Gary Gray Institute: GIFT 3d functional transformation is an amazing program open to all sorts of professions. We don’t just squat, we also twist… like picking up a kid… how can we analyze these motions and give exercises to improve functionality.
Top way to get the most out of a rehab program when you do end up with an injury and of course ways to minimize injuries to begin with?
The unfortunate truth about how long to continue to do your specific injury recovery exercises.
How important is the massage component to physical therapy and is there another measure for why the muscles are tight?
Slow Motion Software App Hudl Technique by ubersense inc
Biggest advice for students and new grads: gain experience in the field you want to specialize in to make sure that’s actually what you want to do day in and day out.
What’s the difference between Grade 5 Mobilization vs an Adjustment?
How she juggles being a new mom and a clinic owner is touched upon. Any unique struggles having a baby “later” in life?
Volunteers with a group called Girls on the Run. Listen to learn more about this great organization.
She did an ultra team Death Valley run and has a creepy story about it.
Becoming a Supple Leopard Kelly Starrett
Show notes can be found at www.adoctorsperspective.net/40 here you can also find tweetable quotes, links to things mentioned and the Travel Tip