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by Jeff Samyn, PT, OCS, CSCS
Physical therapists, and most medical professionals for that matter, often see fluctuations in patients seeking care for certain problems. For example, we might not see a patient with TMJ problems for 3 months, but then we suddenly have 4 referred in a week. I had just that experience lately with female runners between the ages of 25-40. Much of this advice is true for male runners as well.
Just a quick post today about a subject I frequently get asked about. I recently found a great article on The Science of Sport website which discusses some recent research about muscle cramps during exercise. The focus is on runners, but I think the theories proposed will apply to many different types of endurance athletes. The article gets a little technical in some areas, but I think the take away concepts are very interesting. Enjoy!