Ice or Heat
When to Heat vs Ice After an injury, such as throwing your back out from shoveling snow, the first thing one wants to do is lie on a heating pad. But that’s not always the right first step. Both ice and heat provide effective relief, but how do you know which one to use first? Of course, heat feels a lot more comfortable then applying ice, but in order to heal quicker, it’s important to know when to use ice and heat. Ice is used to treat “fresh” injuries whereas heat is used
Rearfoot Running vs. Midfoot Running vs. Forefoot Running.
In recent years, there has been much debate on the right way a runner foot should strike the ground. The three ways for your foot to strike the ground during running is rearfoot, midfoot and forefoot. Most runners, about 80%, strike the ground with their heel first, which is called rearfoot running. Striking the ground with your foot flat is midfoot running and running on the balls of your feet or toes is called forefoot running. So now that you know the different ways to