How PRP and minimalist running can "reboot" your sports injuries:

I've spent the last few days visiting Dr. Michael Koehle's lab at the University of British Columbia. Koehle spends half his time seeing patients at UBC's sports medicine clinic, and the other half doing neat physiology research on topics like altitude illness and the effects of air pollution on exercise. That combination -- half clinical, half research -- gives him a very interesting perspective on some of the more controversial aspects of sports medicine. One topic that came up during my visit was platelet-rich plasma injections. Made famous by superstar patients like Tiger Woods, PRP involves withdrawing some blood, spinning it in a centrifuge to concentrate the supposedly healing elements, then reinjecting it at the site of the injury. It has gained the most notoriety lately for tendon injuries like tennis elbow and Achilles tendinopathy -- though, as Koehle pointed ou...

Full article: http://sweatscience.runnersworld.com/2012/07/rebooting-pl...

Tweets

Keeping Track: Why a Running Log is Important #running

Keeping Track: Why a Running Log is Important #...

runaddicts.net 22 Jul '12, 11pm

Interested in writing for RunAddicts.net? Get started now! Every runner has his or her own reasons for pounding out the mi...

"Run strong..." What's your magic running mantr...

runnersworld.com 22 Jul '12, 11am

Kristen Fryburg-Zaitz put in all the hard work expected of an elite distance runner. In preparation for the 2009 Chicago M...

Great news, our online ordering system is up an...

spizza.sg 26 Jul '12, 3am

About Spizza History Identity Our Mission Our Vision Spizza's Promise Awards & Accolades Dine-In Salads & Soups Antipasti ...

Back to running after a broken leg #running

runaddicts.net 23 Jul '12, 5pm

Interested in writing for RunAddicts.net? Get started now! No matter how fit you were before you suffered your injury, get...

Music Increses Endurance? #Running

Music Increses Endurance? #Running

completerunning.com 22 Jul '12, 6pm

You have no doubt heard people tout the positive motivational effect that music can have on your running, but according to...

We all have our own reasons for running. Here's...

running.competitor.com 01 Aug '12, 9pm

After I ran the L.A. Marathon in March I stepped away from targeted training, taking a short amount of time completely off...

3 Little Tips for Better Running Form | Ask Coa...

I am starting to train for a half-marathon, and the more I read about proper running technique, the more confused I get. C...

Planning a visit to @edfests ? We'll be running...

stagecoachbus.com 24 Jul '12, 1pm

Stagecoach in Fife have announced additional services that will operate from Sunday 5 August to Sunday 2 September 2012, d...

How to cool down after running and racing: #run...

Walking postrun efficiently transitions blood from the working muscles to the resting flow patterns. Stopping abruptly aft...

For the ladies: What to make of amenorrhea poss...

sportsdoc.runnersworld.com 18 Jul '12, 3pm

I am a 24-year-old female and an avid runner. I currently run 70 minutes a day on weekdays, 80-90 minutes on Saturdays and...

“@UGGaustralia: Hit the ground running this fal...

uggaustralia.com 24 Jul '12, 4pm

The sneakers are really very comfortable for it's style - not flat like converse. Has medium arch support and fits true to...

Make today a perfect running day. Here's how: #...

runnersworld.com 20 Jul '12, 11am

A typical day is filled with obstacles that threaten your five-miler. It might be the staff meeting doughnut fest that cou...

10 tips for running your strongest marathon.

10 tips for running your strongest marathon.

ncrunnerdude.blogspot.com 20 Jul '12, 7pm

There are probably as many different ways to train for a marathon as there are runners. No one training plan is the "right...

Myths about running in the heat--> MYTH # 4: Wear as Little Clothing as Possible When Running in the Summer

Myths about running in the heat--> MYTH # 4: We...

runningtimes.com 18 Jul '12, 4pm

After hundreds of thousands of years, you might think that we as a species would have our physiology down pat. The process...