Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition whereby the fibrous tissue that extends across the sole of the foot inflames and causes pain. This can occur for one of two reasons – over, or repeated, stretching of the arch of the foot, or compression to the area. Having the arch of your foot overstretch is usually a …

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Eccentric Loading – Achilles Edition!

Recap: What is eccentric loading? An eccentric action is where lengthening of the structure occurs while that same structure is under contraction (Kravitz and Bubbico 2015). So eccentric loading is where the muscle (and associated tendons) are loaded and contracting during a lengthening action, in order to control that motion. Eccentric loading of the Achilles …

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Eccentric Loading – Biceps Edition!

Recap: What is eccentric loading? An eccentric action is where lengthening of the structure occurs while that same structure is under contraction (Kravitz and Bubbico 2015). So eccentric loading is where the muscle (and associated tendons) are loaded and contracting during a lengthening action, in order to control that motion.   Eccentric loading of the …

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