Show Notes:

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Episode 35: 
Heal Your Heel: Plantar Fasciitis

In episode #35 of the podcast, Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy discuss a common foot injury in runners, plantar fasciitis. They talk about possible contributors to developing this ‘overuse’ type injury as well as signs and symptoms that are consistent with this pathology. They also elaborate on other potential causes of foot and heel pain and when to seek out help from a physical therapist (hint: as soon as you are having pain running!). Also in the episode, you’ll hear about the treatment techniques that they have had success with in treating hundreds of runners and their extensive experience in gait analysis and retraining. If you have ever had foot pain when you run or walk and want to know more, this episode is for you!

To learn more about Gait Analysis, listen to Episode #19:

More Than Miles Episode #19: Gait Analysis: Behind the Foot Strike

 

To book an in person or online gait analysis with Dr. Kate or Dr. Kacy, check out:

https://www.precisionpt.org/

#runningwomen,#plantarfasciitis#footinjury, #injuredathletes#katemihevcedwards#mentalhealthinsports#femaleathletes, #femaleathletebodyimage, #morethanmilespodcast#physicaltherapy#running#wellnessinsport#wholehealth

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Episode 34: 
Molly Huddle & Sara Slattery: How She Did It

In episode #34 of the podcast, Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy interview authors of recently published running book, “How She Did It: Stories, Advice, and Secrets to Success from Fifty Legendary Distance Runners,” Molly Huddle and Sara Slattery. Molly and Sara are both themselves accomplished competitive runners and their book takes a look into some of the careers of female runners who paved the way!

They talk about the process of gathering stories and interviews from these many amazing female runners and of writing and promoting the book. Molly and Sara also talk about the importance of these stories in communicating healthy training practices for female runners in terms of nutrition, training volume, and recovery practices. During the interview, these women emphasize that it is possible to train in healthy ways throughout the lifespan of a female athlete, though each period of life may bring up different challenges. They describe how using stories from other successful athletes engaging in healthy practices can encourage a healthy relationship with running and is especially important for young girls beginning running to have positive role models and example behaviors.

 

Some of the other issues they bring up include negotiating running and fueling appropriately as a female runner going through puberty and important factors to consider when running during and after pregnancy. These women explain how a running career is best viewed as an investment process and taking the time to build up training in healthy ways while supporting overall health leads to the most success and best health outcomes. You will hear how they have negotiated different points in their running careers, Sara’s experience as a collegiate coach for both male and female runners at Grand Canyon University, negotiating recovery from injuries, and more. They discuss some of the most rewarding aspects of running including the friendships and comradery they have both experienced with each other and in the running community. This episode and stories from these accomplished runners (and authors!) are sure to inspire your running journey!

How She Did It Book:

https://howshediditbook.com/

 

https://www.instagram.com/@Howshediditbook

 

The Keeping-Track Podcast:

https://keeping-track.com/

#runningwomen,  #howshedidit, #runningforlongevity, #injuredathletes#katemihevcedwards#mentalhealthinsports#femaleathletes, #femaleathletebodyimage, #morethanmilespodcast#physicaltherapy#running#wellnessinsport#wholehealth

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Episode 33: 
Kara Goucher: Running is for You

In episode #33 of the podcast, Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy interview two time Olympian and running phenom Kara Goucher. They first talk about how her grandfather inspired her love of running and how he ran into his 90s; later on continuing to run on a reduced-body weight treadmill. They also talk about the evolution of Kara’s running career and maturation during high school and into college where she faced pressure from others and herself to strive for a certain body image and was self admittedly not getting the proper nutrition for her sport. Kara also discusses some of the injuries she sustained because of this unhealthy pattern and her journey of learning about fueling for her sport in healthy ways.

Dr. Kacy joins in to emphasize the importance that they both feel now of sending positive messages young females in the sport of running and cultivating positive body image and nutrition habits for healthy development. Kara talks openly about her view now on the absolute necessity of fueling well as it contributes to the vitality to sustain a long-term successful running career. Kara also opens up about some of the challenges that she’s faced with her loss of running as a professional with her recent diagnosis of “Runner’s Dystonia,” and what that has meant for her on a physical, mental, and emotional level. Her passion for the sport of running really shines through as she talks about her recent experience as a commentator for NBC, where she’s covered the races that she used to compete in like this year’s Boston Marathon. 

This episode is truly inspiring! You won’t want to miss this heartfelt conversation with Kara Goucher! 

#loveofrunning, #femaleathletes, #katemihevcedwards, #mentalhealthinsports, #positivemindset, #morethanmilespodcast, #physicaltherapy

, #retiredathletes, #running, #runninginjury, #wellnessinsport, #wholehealth, #runningforlife

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Episode 32: 
Dr. Kayla Balcom: Vulnerability is not a Weakness

In episode #32 of the podcast, Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy interview Dr. Kayla Balcom, who is a sports psychologist working with the Atlanta Track Club and in independent practice. The episode opens as Dr. Balcom tells her story about growing up immersed in the world of figure skating; she started skating because her mother was a coach and would bring her to her practices at the rink and recalls first stepping on the ice at the age of three! She talks about negotiating the pressures of a highly competitive aesthetic sport and how this formed an athletic identity for her at an early age, as well as her path to becoming a sports psychologist. Her passion for helping athletes improve their performance but also their overall mental health really shines through on this episode!

Dr. Balcom also opens up about potential barriers to access psychology services such as the continued stigma surrounding mental health, the cost, and also not having the awareness of what a psychologist might contribute to overall health. She expands upon the various ways that working with a sports psychologist can be helpful, including improving self talk, dealing with performance pressures, and also mitigating life stresses. 

 

The episode continues as all three women break down the notion of “being tough,” which is a pervasive, and potentially harmful, message in female and male athletics. Dr. Balcom recognizes that male athletes may have more messages that encourage this “tough-first” mentality and that this message could prevent athletes from seeking help when they wrongly believe that doing so would be perceived as “weak.” As Dr. Balcolm states, “There’s this common theme of ‘if i need help or I am vulnerable, then I am weak’ and ‘weakness and toughness are on opposite ends of the spectrum’...and talking about that is actually not the case and that it’s the strongest most brave thing you can do is to be vulnerable and admit you need help in a certain area!” 

 

She also emphasizes the importance of investing in mental health as a human-being because that is most integral to health as an athlete. But, again, acknowledges that the choice to pursue mental health can feel very scary and like a big risk to try for those who have not done so before. As she emphasizes, “Everything else can wait because your health and wellness cannot.”

 

Dr. Balcom also reinforces that student athletes have a significant burden to take on, because of their various responsibilities and also talks about the very troubling increase in suicide rate among student athletes on college campuses, who may feel an extreme amount of pressure and overwhelm. This episode is profound in its exploration of holistic wellness and ways to integrate mental health practices in your life and also within teams and athletic environments. 

This episode could change the way you think about mental health as an athlete!

Atlanta Track Club:

https://www.atlantatrackclub.org

#sportspsychology, #femaleathletehealth, #katemihevcedwards, #mentalhealthinsports, #mindsetcoach, #morethanmilespodcast,

#physicaltherapy, #mentaledge, #running, #holistichealth, #wellnessinsport, #wholehealth, #performancepsychology

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Episode 31: 
It's Going Tibia Okay: Bone Stress Injuries

In episode #31 of the podcast, Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy talk in depth about bone stress injuries: what causes them, how to avoid them, and most importantly how to get back to the activities that you love! They start off discussing “RED-s,” or “Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, and talk about how to avoid this and why it is so important to be aware of (HINT: you may not be eating ENOUGH if you are an endurance athlete and eating more could help with performance, mood, and even weight loss). 

They reference some of the issues that came up in their interview with Dr. Courtney Gleason on Episode #30: Dr. Courtney Gleason:RED-s, Menopause, and Bone Health, such as at risk populations for low energy availability and some of the causes of this such as lack of knowledge and/or disordered eating related to body image issues. Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy both discuss certain populations at increased risk for low energy availability and subsequent bone health issues including athletes in “aesthetic” sports or endurance sports and also new mothers. Dr. Kate shares her experience as a new mom and some of the reasons why breastfeeding and getting back into training can mean greater risk for bone stress injuries: listen to find out why!.

 

The episode continues with a comprehensive discussion of other factors that may contribute to developing bone stress injuries such as biomechanics and training factors. Also in the episode, you will hear what to look for in terms of common signs and symptoms of bone stress injuries. You don’t want to miss this discussion of risk factors and things to be aware of in your training to help prevent bone stress injuries!

 

Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy then break down how bone stress injuries often begin, what bone stress injuries feel like and “look” like at the muscle to bone interface and explain the “continuum” of bone stress injuries from shin splints to stress reactions to full blown stress fractures. You may be surprised by some of the discussions involving the use of X-rays to detect bone stress injuries; For example did you know that a bone stress injury or stress fracture may not show up on an X-ray for 7-10 days (or longer) and so a “clear” X-ray may not mean you DO NOT have a stress fracture!? Finally, they discuss what rehab and physical therapy looks like coming back from a bone stress injury and why it is important to have guidance as you return to “loading,” and returning to running, of course! 

 

If you want to know more about bone stress injuries including: ways to reduce risk, common causes, types, locations and ways to treat bone stress injuries, this episode is worth a listen!  

 

For more on RED-S and specifics regarding female athlete health check out Episode #30: Dr. Courtney Gleason:RED-s, Menopause, and Bone Health

LINKS:

Episode #30: Dr. Courtney Gleason:RED-s, Menopause, and Bone Health

 

Blogs:

https://www.precisionpt.org/post/a-whole-body-approach-to-bone-stress-injury-rehabilitation

 

https://www.precisionpt.org/post/red-s

 

https://www.precisionpt.org/post/adolescent-stress-fracture-risk-factors

 

https://www.precisionpt.org/post/balancing-the-nutritional-intake-when-recovering-from-injur

 

https://www.katemihevcedwards.com/post/a-running-culture-evolution-through-the-lens-of-olympic-runner-turned-coach-amy-yoder-begley

#Bonehealth#Walkrun#Athlete#Bone#Female,#Femaleathlete#Bonestressinjury#Stressfracture#Runningbiomechanics,#Health#Nutrition, #Physicaltherapy, #RED-S#Runners#Running#Runningmedicine#Hobbyjoggers

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Episode 30: 
Dr. Courtney Gleason: RED-s, Menopause and Bone Health

In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy talk about all things “Female Athlete” Related with guest Dr. Courtney Gleason, a sports medicine doctor at Emory University and director of Emory’s Female Athlete Program. They talk about Dr. Gleason’s passion and focus on working with female athletes including treating those with RED-S, or “Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport”. They also discuss training through the lifespan as a female athlete including negotiating changes during menopause. 

Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy bring up important issues such as the need to change the running culture and narrative about what it means to be a healthy female athlete. Dr. Kacy shares her personal experience and says “Addressing the culture around this is my mission and I’ve decided it’s my life’s work!”

 

This episode could change the way you think about fueling your body as a female athlete throughout your career and life!

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gleason or a consult with one of the nutritionists with Emory’s Female Athlete Program; athletes can send an email to womens.msk.admin@emoryhealthcare.org

 

Check Out Information on Emory’s Female Athlete Program Here:

https://www.emoryhealthcare.org/centers-programs/womens-sports-medicine-program/index.html

 

For Information on the Women’s Sports and Wellness Conference:

https://www.emoryhealthcare.org/centers-programs/orthopedic-spine-center/womens-sports-conference.html


#femaleathletes#RED-S#katemihevcedwards#femaleathletehealth#runhealthy#morethanmilespodcast #physicaltherapy

 #running#wellnessinsport#wholehealth#bonehealth

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Episode 29: 
Pain in The Butt: Proximal Hamstring Injuries

In this episode Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy break down the anatomy, potential causes, risk factors, and how to manage high hamstring injuries. They talk about things to avoid early in rehab (Stretching!) and the evidence for best exercises (Hint: Eccentrics) and adjunct treatments options for these injuries. You won’t want to miss this one!

Dr. Kacy on PRP treatment for high hamstring tendon injuries: “It (PRP) can be helpful and there is some decent research on it, but I would urge people to find a really good physical therapist and really go through all of the conservative interventions before going that (PRP injection) route…

 

LINKS to read more about “High Hamstring Injuries”: 

From The Precision PT Team: 

https://www.precisionpt.org/post/high-hamstring-strain-kicking-your-butt

https://www.precisionpt.org/post/chronic-hamstring-injuries-got-you-down

 

From Atlanta Physical Therapist: Dr. Leda McDaniel, PT, DPT, OCS): 

https://sapiensmoves.com/2021/12/14/pain-in-the-butt-part-1-differential-diagnosis-of-posterior-thigh-buttock-pain-%ef%bf%bc/

 

https://sapiensmoves.com/2022/02/28/pain-in-the-butt-part-2-treatment-strategies-for-posterior-thigh-buttock-pain%ef%bf%bc/

#highhamstringrehab#injuredathletes#katemihevcedwards#sneakyobturatorinternus#stretchingisnottheanswer#morethanmilespodcast 

#physicaltherapy#hamstringexercises, #running, #runninginjury, #wellnessinsport, #highhamstringinjuries

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Episode 28: 
This Episode Slaps: Fitness Trends in 2022

On this fun episode of the podcast, Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy discuss "what the kids are saying these days" and word-nerd out on the latest running slang. They also discuss fun fitness trends in 2022 (according to the internet, including weighted hula hoops?!) and continue the conversation by talking about ways athletes can leverage a holistic approach to training and recovery. Get ready for a heated discussion on the benefits/detriment of running without a watch for training runs (can you guess who is arguing which side?!). You'll laugh your way through this one!

From This Episode: 

Dr. Kate: (on a serious note!): "just because you're in a good place (with training for your sport)...doesn't mean there aren't things that can't make you better (as an athlete)"  

 

"what the kids are saying" Words from this episode:(definitions from Urban Dictionary: https://www.urbandictionary.com)

Yeet = "to discard an item at a high velocity"

Drip = adjective to describe your outfit, similar to swag, sauce, swank

Slaps = music that is desirable

Chonky boy = like "chunky", could refer to thick stack shoes (from podcast discussion) 

Sending it (aka full send): an action where the consequences are not thought through "going for it" (from podcast discussion)


#atlantaphysicaltheraphy#culture#running#runningculture#sportsculture#trends#katemihevcedwards

#morethanmilespodcast#physicaltherapy#running#runatl#runningdoc#wellnessinsport#wholehealth#runningpodcast

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Episode 27:
Jen Davis: Athlete Empowered Method

In the episode Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy talk with the incredible Dr. Jen Davis.  She was a physical therapist and athlete that found her calling as a mental mindset coach for athletes. She knows what it is like to be an athlete and lose everything, including herself. She help inured and retiring athletes look outside of their sport and thrive.

Website: https://www.jendaviscoaching.com
Instagram: i_am_jendavis

link to schedule a discovery call with Jen: https://www.jendaviscoaching.com/getyourlifeback

 

For providers who want to connect with Jen:  jen@jendaviscoaching.com 


#athletemindset#injuredathletes#katemihevcedwards#mentalhealthinsports#mindset#morethanmilespodcast#physicaltherapy#retiredathletes#running
#runninginjury#runatl#runningdoc#wellnessinsport#wholehealth#runningpodcast

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Episode 26:
Amy Yoder Begley: Culture of Running

In this episode Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy talk to US Olympic runner and coach of the Atlanta Track Club. Amy Yoder Begley. Amy speaks candidly about her career as a professional athlete at the Oregon Project, mental health in sports, what it is like to be a female runner and her transition to coaching.

Atlanta Track Club Elite Website: https://atlantatrackclubelite.org

 

Social media:

@atlantatrackclubelite 

@yoderbegley 

 

Mary Cain Op Ed: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/07/opinion/nike-running-mary-cain.html

 

Amy's article in NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/14/sports/olympics/alberto-salazar-nike.html

 

Pre-order for "How She Did It" by Molly Huddle and Sara Slattery; we discuss the book in the podcast

 

#amyyoderbegley#atlanta#atlantatrackclub#eliterunners#femalerunners#katemihevcedwards#mentalhealthsports#morethanmilespodcast#olympicathletes

#oregonproject#physicaltheraphy#run#runatl#runningdoc#runninginjury#runningpodcast#salazar

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Episode 25:
Meditation for Athletes

In this episode Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy dive into why meditation for athletes can improve performance and decrease risk for injury and illness. They talk about the roadblocks to meditation, how to start and a few other programs that are available to help.

Helpful blogs for athletes about mindfulness practice and more:

https://www.katemihevcedwards.com/blog

 

Mediation Series for athletes & 31 Day Challenge:

https://www.katemihevcedwards.com/courseforathletesandprofessionals

 

Instagram:

 

Track Dr. Kacy on her 31 day meditation journey!

@Kace.pace

 

Follow Dr. Kate as she counties to change the way we see athletes

@katemihevcewards 

 

#meditationforathletes #athletes #meditationforrunners #running #runningpodcast #runningmedicine #sportsmed #sportsmedicine #katemihevcedwards #physicaltherapy#precisionptatl #precisionptserenbe #precisionpttherack #mindfulnessforathletes #mindfulathlete

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Episode 24: 
All About Achilles Pain

In this episode Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy discuss everything you need to know about Achilles Pain. They discuss the difference between tendinitis and tendonopathy, why Achilles injuries occur, the rehab process and much more. If you have any questions about your Achilles this is the episodes for you. 

 

 

#achillespain #tendonopathy #morethanmilespodcast #katemihevcedwards #runningmedicine #runningpodcast #running #endurancesports #physicaltherapy #heelpain #tendinitis #achilles #run #runatl

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Episode 23: 
Grainne Donnelly and Emma Brockwell: Keeping Mums Running

This is our first episode interviewing two people! Grainnie Donnelly and Emma Brockwell are physiotherapists in the UK that are on the forefront of research and advocacy for women who want to continue running during pregnancy and postpartum. We discuss their running stories, current projects, return to running guidelines for the postpartum athlete and much more. This is a really fun and interesting conversation. If you have any questions about running during pregnancy this episode is for you!

Books:

 

Go Ahead Stop and Pee:Running During Pregnancy & Postpartum

 

Racing Heart: A Runner's Journey of Love, Loss & Perseverance

 

“Why did no one tell me: how to protect, heal and nurture your body through motherhood”

 

Articles:

Returning to running postnatal – guidelines for medical, health and fitness professionals managing this population

 

Considerations for the Postpartum Runner

Instagram

@physiomumuk

@absolute.physio

#morethanmilespodcast #runningpostpartum #runningpregnancy #runningmom #runningmum #running #pelvicfloor #katemihevcedwards #runningpodcast #physicaltherapy #physiotherapy #runningdoc #enduranceathletes

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Episode 22: 
Genie Beaver: Creating a Community of Running

In this episode we talk with Genie Beaver, the owner of WestStride, a specialty running store in Atlanta. We discuss her running story, how she built her business and the incredible running community at Westside.  We also discuss what it is like to be a female business owner in this industry.

Website: http://www.weststride.com

IG: @weststride

#morethanmiles#physicaltheraphy#running#runningstores#runningstory#specialtyrunningstore#westride#Physical therapy #runningmedicine #runatl #precisionptatl #precisionptserenbe #endurancemedicine #runningdocs #running #triathlon #endurancesports #enduranceathleteguru #katemihevcedwards #runninginjury #performance

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Episode 21: 
Kelsey Beckmann: Fueling For Performance

In this episode Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy spoke with sports dietitian Kelsey Beckman. Kelsey is a badass runner and female business owner who qualified for the Olympic trials and is the owner of Meteor Nutrition where she teaches athletes how to fuel performance. We discuss nutrition for endurance athletes, data overwhelm, her love for running, the difference between nutritionists and dieticians. We also dispel the “lighter is faster” myth and focus on “nourishment over numbers.”

Instagram: @sportsdietitiankelsey

Website: www.meteornutition.com

#runningnutrition #endurancenutrition #physicaltherapy #sportsnutrition #hungry #athletes #morethanmilespodcast #katemihevcedwards #runningdoc #fuelforperformance #mentalhealth #eatingdisorders #lighterisnotfaster #runningperformace #peakperformance #nurishmentovernumbers #eatingforinjury

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Episode 20:
Jarryd Wallace: A Bronze Medalist, Baby !

In this episode Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy talk with paralympic athlete and 2021 paralympic bronze medalist,  Jarryd Wallace. We discuss what it is like to be a professional runner including the pressure to perform, injurie and mental health. He talks about his long road to success - including all the ups and downs of being an athlete and having a strong athletic identity.  During our discussion, Jarryd was incredibly open and vulnerable about stress, anxiety and panic attacks and how it impacted his life and training. This is a must listen for anyone that wants to be inspired.

IG:@ wallace_jarryd

@atlantatrackclubelite

 

www.jarrydwallace.com

www.Atlantatrackclubelite.com

 

Sponsors: Toyota, ATC/Mizuno, Xiborg, Garden of Life

#amputeerunner #athleticidentity #jarrydwallace #katemihevcedwards #mentalhealth #mentalhealthinsports #paraolympicathletes

#paraolympicmedal2021 #paraolympicrunner #professionalrunners #runninginjuries #morethanmilespodcast #runningpodcast #professionalathlete #professionalrunner

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Episode 19: 
Gait Analysis: Behind The Foot Strike

In this episodes Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy talked about the intricacies of Gait Analysis. They discuss what we look at during gait analysis and Why. They explain cadence manipulation, various gait retraining cues and much more.

Online Gait Analysis 

#balance#bodypain#bodystrength#endurance#gaitanalysis#Physical therapy #runningmedicine #runatl #precisionptatl #precisionptserenbe #morethanmiles #endurancemedicine #runningdocs #running #triathlon #endurancesports #enduranceathleteguru #katemihevcedwards #runninginjury #performance

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Episode 18: 
Carrie Tollefson: For the Love of Running

In this episode Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy interviews former Olympic athlete and elite runner Carrie Tollefson. This is a really fun conversation about Carrie's lifetime of running, her many accomplishments and her running story. Carrie has given so much to the running world and her love of running is apparent in every way possible.

Website: https://www.ctollerun.com

 

Social Media:

IG: carrie_tollefson

 

Podcast: C Tolle Run: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/c-tolle-run/id499637041

#Sports Medicine #carrietollefson #running #eliterunner #femaleathlete #morethanmilespodcast #katemihevcedwards #runninginjury #runningcamp #olympicrunner #runningpodcast

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Episode 17: 
Abby Keenan: Mental Skills Training

Join us as we interview certified mental performance consultant, Abby Keenan of Intrepid Performance. This conversation was all about the mental game of running, her personal experience running and how it shaped her current practice. We discuss how to improve your performance by addressing your mental health.

website: https://www.intrepidperformance.com

 

Instagram: @intrepidperf

#outofourcomfortzone #bigthingscoming #olympicathletes #Physical therapy #runningmedicine #runatl #precisionptatl #precisionptserenbe #morethanmiles #endurancemedicine #runningdocs #running #triathlon #endurancesports #enduranceathleteguru #katemihevcedwards #runninginjury #performance 

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Episode 16: 
Welcome to Season Two:

This short episode is all about what we learned in our first podcasting season, what our audience can expect over the next season and just a little bit of the inside scoop!

Season One:

#outofourcomfortzone #bigthingscoming #olympicathletes #Physical therapy #runningmedicine #runatl #precisionptatl #precisionptserenbe #morethanmiles #endurancemedicine #runningdocs #running #triathlon #endurancesports #enduranceathleteguru #katemihevcedwards #runninginjury #performance 

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Episode 15: 
Steve DeMoss: Running Shoes & Much More

In this episode Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy interview Steve DeMoss of Big Peach Running Company, a specialty running stores in metro Atlanta. We discuss the history and evolution of running shoes. We go into detail about the differences in running shoes, the materials, research about running shoes and injury and so much more. 

#runningshoes #nikevaporfly #hoka #brooks #mizuno #Physical therapy #runningmedicine #runatl #precisionptatl #precisionptserenbe #morethanmiles #endurancemedicine #runningdocs #running #triathlon #endurancesports #enduranceathleteguru #katemihevcedwards #runninginjury #performance 

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Episode 14: 
Dr. Bridget Belyeu: Running Postpartum

In this episode Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy interview Elite runner Bridget Belyeu. We discuss Bridget's running journey, her experience leading up to the olympic trials, what is was like running during pregnancy and how she is adjusting postpartum. 

Miles to Motherhood: https://www.youtube.com/c/AtlantaTrackClub1/search?query=miles%20to%20motherhood

(Also available on IGTV of Atlanta Track Clubs instagram)

 

Instagram: @b_lyons

 

Atlanta Track Club Instagram:

@atlantatrackclub

@atlantatrackclubelite

#atlantatrackclubelite #atlantatrackclub #femalerunners #Physical therapy #runningmedicine #runatl #pelvichealth #SUI #Peeingwhenrunning #pelvicfloor #pelvicfloorathletes #precisionptatl #precisionptserenbe #morethanmiles #endurancemedicine #runningdocs #running #triathlon #endurancesports #enduranceathleteguru #katemihevcedwards #runninginjury #performance #stressisstress

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Episode 13: 
Dr. Jackie Merritt: Ultramarathons & Pregnancy

In this episode Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy interview Dr. Jackie Merritt neuroscientist, physical therapist, author, ultramarathoner and mom. We get to hear all about the details of preparing for and running an unltramarathon, her relationship with running, trail racing and what it is like to run during pregnancy. 

Here is the link to Jackie’s first race, the JFK Ultramarathon https://www.jfk50mile.org

 

Western states: https://www.wser.org

Western States Interview: https://www.irunfar.com/2017/06/jackie-merritt-post-2017-western-states-100-interview.html


 

Jackie’s book: Talia and the tiny T-cells https://www.amazon.com/Talia-Tiny-Cells-Jacqueline-Palmer/dp/1952937051

 

Some of Jackie’s stats

https://www.lilytrotters.com/pages/jackie-merritt-shes-unstoppable

 

Kate’s book:

https://www.amazon.com/Ahead-Stop-Pee-Pregnancy-Postpartum/dp/0999795031/ref=sr_1_1?crid=HV2OFKY639T4&dchild=1&keywords=go+ahead+stop+and+pee&qid=1619889463&s=books&sprefix=go+ahead%2Cstripbooks%2C168&sr=1-1


 

Instagram: @J_palm_

#ultramarathons #femalerunners #Physical therapy #runningmedicine #runatl #pelvichealth #SUI #Peeingwhenrunning #pelvicfloor #pelvicfloorathletes #precisionptatl #precisionptserenbe #morethanmiles #endurancemedicine #runningdocs #running #triathlon #endurancesports #enduranceathleteguru #katemihevcedwards #runninginjury #performance #stressisstress

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Episode 12: 
Dr. Blair Green: Pelvic Health in Athletes

This is an incredible episode that covers everything you will ever need to know about the pelvic floor whether you have had a baby or not. Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy interview their colleague, Dr. Blair Green PT, DPT, OCS, PHC about the importance of the pelvic floor for all athletes, in all stages of life. They lay out when it is appropriate for someone to see a pelvic floor specialist (always!) and what a typical appointment is like. 

Articles and Resources we discussed:

 

Article about triathletes and PFD prevalence:

https://journals.lww.com/fpmrs/Abstract/2016/09000/Triathlete_Risk_of_Pelvic_Floor_Disorders,_Pelvic.18.aspx

 

Estrogenic Foods

https://www.webmd.com/diet/foods-high-in-estrogen#1

 

Article for Diaphragm-PF piston

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20809211/

 

To contact Blair: 

Website: https://www.catalystga.com

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatalystGA/

 

Instagram: @catalyst_ga

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Episode 11: 
All About the Bass: Dead Butt Syndrome

Beware, this episode is full of laughing, giggles and butt puns. We just couldn’t help ourselves. The main message of this episode is that we can’t just blame the butt, it is about so much more.  We must think about running posture, the neuromuscular connections and strengthening the hips, core and glutes functionally. 

 

Dr. Kacy and Dr. Kate also spend some time defining “dead butt syndrome” and debunking common myths discussed in the media. 

The MoBo board for intrinsic mm. Strength and balance: https://www.moboboard.com

 

Sign up for the Running Athlete course for Healthcare providers: https://pelvichealthsolutions.ca/event/the-running-athlete-live-online-august-2021/

 

A few of the blogs we have written about DBS and hip drop:

https://www.precisionpt.org/post/what-is-dead-butt-syndrome-and-do-i-have-it

 

https://www.precisionpt.org/post/what-is-hip-drop-in-runners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Episode 10: 
Eric Heintz: The Atlanta Track Club & The Peachtree Roadrace

The Atlanta Track Club is best known for the Peachtree Road Race but how else does it contribute to the thriving running culture in the metro Atlanta area? We ask this question and means more of Eric Heintz, the track club's Director of High Performance. In this interesting and fun conversation we cover everything from the many programs the track club is involved in, to how Eric started running and yes, we even discuss the upcoming 2021 Peachtree Road Race, Tune to this episode and hear how the Atlanta Track Club supports their community in so many ways. Ps....have you ever hear of COVID sniffing dogs? Neither had we!

Social:

Instagram

@atlantatrackclub

@Atlantatrackclubelite

 

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaTrackClub

 

Websites:

Atlantatrackclub.org

https://atlantatrackclubelite.org (elite team)

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Episode 09: 
What's The Nerve Got To Do With It?

Neural tension is a common issue amongst athletes, but is often missed. Neural tension can present itself as tight muscles, stretching or pain. In this episode Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy dive deep into what neural tension is, how to test if you have it, why it's important and what to do about it. 

 

Check out one of our recent blogs on neural tension: https://www.precisionpt.org/post/what-is-neural-tension

 

What to see if you have neural tension? The slump test is a great way to tap into the nervous system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFGfP84uwEo

However, it is best not to treat it yourself, nerves are much easier to flare up than muscles. 

      

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Episode 08: 
Coach Carl Leivers: The Common Sense Coach

Have you ever wondered if you should get a running coach? In this episode Dr. Kate & Dr. Kacy talk with coach Carl Leivers about what a coach does, how coaching can be helpful for injury prevention as well as improving performance. By the end of the episode we hope you can see how valuable a coach can be!

 

Interested in contacting Coach Carl (you should be!):runningcoachcarl.com (and / or carl@runningcoachcarl.com)

 

You can also check out: podiumrunner.com

Use the code COACHCARL20 for 20% off a PodiumPass Membership

      

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Episode 7 Dr. Kensa Gunter Mental Health
Episode 07: 
Dr. Kensa Gunter: Mental Health & Wellness in Sport

This is episode is one you don't want to miss! In this episode Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy talk with the incredible sports psychologist, Dr. Kensa Gunter. Mental health is a continuum from wellness to illness and we all function somewhere on that continuum. This episode dives deep into how mental and emotional health impacts athletes performance, when they suffer an injury and in everyday life.

      

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Episode 06: 
Knee Pain: What you Kneed to Know. 

Knee pain is the number one injury in runners and triathletes. In this episode Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy go into depth about common injuries at the knee, diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of the knee. They talk extensively about how the knee is often a victim of the joint above and below. 

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In this episode Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy talk all about overtraining, The signs and symptoms, what it means, there experience with overtraining and how to avoid it. They discuss hear rate variability (HRV), using technology to help stay on top of overtraining and much more. 

Episode 05: 
I'm not Overtraining. Are you?

      

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Episode 04_ Sports Cariology and Return
Episode 04: 
Dr. Jonathan Kim: Sports Cardiology & Return to Endurance Exercise Post COVID-19

In this episode Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy speak with Sports Cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Kim about what athletes needs to know about their heart. We discuss return to exercise post COVID-19, signs and symptoms of cardiac disease and much more.

If you would like more information or are super nerds like us here are two articles that will give you more information:

 

Return to Play post COVID-19 infographic: https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/54/19/1174.abstract

Screening of Potential Cardiac Involvement in Competitive Athletes Recovering From COVID-19: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7598679/

If you would like to contact Dr. Kim:

Twitter: @jonathankimmd

https://providers.emoryhealthcare.org/provider/Jonathan+H+Kim/777919

 

         

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Episode 03_ Why Anorexia and Mental Heal
Episode 03: 
Why Anorexia & Mental Health Needs to Be Addressed in Endurance Medicine: A Personal Story

This episode is Dr.Kacy's personal story of her struggle with Anorexia Nervosa, the mental health implications and the evolution and recovery of eating disorders and mental illness in sports. They discuss the importance of a good support network, asking for help and even the stigma around getting help and taking medication.   Through Dr. Kacy's story we discuss how running and sports can and does impact those struggling with eating disorders and mental health positively and negatively.

If you are struggling with an eating disorder, here is a resource that Dr. Kacy suggests. National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA): https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org.

If you or someone you know is ready to ask for help here is a good resource: Talkspace online therapy: https://try.talkspace.com

Want to follow Dr. Kacy? She has a personal blog https://kacyseynders.wordpress.com and you can follow her on Instagram: @kace.pace

 

         

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Ep 02_ Why it Took Nearly Dying to Recog
Episode 02: 
Why it Took Nearly Dying to Recognize Athletes are More Than Their Sport. 

This episode is Dr.Kate's personal story of nearly dying while training for a half Ironman for a rare, genetic cardiac disease called ARVC. Dr. Kacy and Dr. Kate discuss signs and symptoms of cardiac disease in athletes, what it is like to lose the something you love and how to move forward after. 

In this episode Dr. Kate and Kacy talk about Dr. Kate's book Racing Heart: A Runner's Journey of Love, Loss and PerseveranceIt is a great resource for anyone who has ARVC, has struggled with losing something they love and needs motivation and hope. 

If you are looking for a new Garmin watch that can monitor heart rate and irregularities we recommend the Garmin Forerunner 735XT Mulitisport

Meditation is a way for athletes to calm their mind and down regulate their nervous system. Research has found many health benefits to meditation. We like both the Calm Ap and Headspace if you are looking for something to get you started.

Form Yoga Studio is a female owned, life changing yoga studio located in Decatur, GA. If you don't live nearby, Form has an incredible online platform with hundreds of classes to choose from. Dr. Kate's favorite yoga studio 

Sports Cardiologist Dr. Jonathan Kim

Johns Hopkins ARVC program

 

         

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Episode 01: 
Why Running Medicine is Important & How Creating a Supportive Work Culture Helps

In their first episode, Dr. Kate and Dr. Kacy discuss the importance of treating endurance athletes holistically. They stress the importance of listening to their athletes needs, watching them run and truly understanding them as a person, not just an athlete. Dr Kate and Dr. Kacy explain what running medicine is, the origin of Precision Performance and Physical therapy, and building a culture of care and fun in the workplace.

In this episode we talked about finding the right PT or Medical practitioner for the sport you do. If you are looking for someone in your area you can email us at: morethanmiles12@gmail.com to connect you with someone in our network. If you are in the greater Atlanta area click here for our clinic, we have two locations: Atlanta, near Emory University and Serenbe, about 50 minutes south of Atlanta. We are also about to open a third location in Smyrna, GA, north or Atlanta this spring.

If you are a healthcare provider that wants to learn more about treating this population there are many resources available. Dr. Kate is teaching a course in April 2021 focusing on the running athlete skewed towards the female athlete. Stay tuned for more courses. You can also join Dr. Kate's FB group: Treating and caring for the endurance athlete to connect with other like-minded practitioners. The APTA running section also has several resources about available courses. 

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