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Healthy Hips, Happy Knees

Are you experiencing knee pain while running? A common cause of knee pain is weak hips. Weak hips can cause pain on the front of the knee or the side of the knee 1,2. The hips work to control movement at the knee and weakness can lead to increased pressure and strain on the [...]

Capstone at Bellingham Bay Marathon

Check out our runners' warm-up video! Capstone is pleased to be a part of the Bellingham Bay Marathon this year. We have teams in the 5K, 10K, Half and Full Marathons. Go Capstone!

Compression Socks

Do they help to reduce muscle soreness or improve return blood flow after running? Compression stockings are a popular clothing item for endurance athletics including running, cycling and triathlon athletes. Runners often wear them on the legs during running training and competition or after a race. The belief with the use of [...]

Stretching: Methods and Guidelines

Tissues can become tight or stiff from an activity or with prolonged positioning, possibly leading to pain or difficulty performing simple tasks such as reaching overhead. Stretching is important to maintain flexibility of these tissues, increase joint range, and prevent loss of motion. For an illustrated guide...

Knee Injuries: The ACL

ACL injuries are common amongst high school and collegiate athletes in high risk sports, ranging from sprains to complete ruptures. They generally occur during activities including changing direction while running, coming to an abrupt stop, improper landing upon jumping, and collisions during contact sports.

No Pain, No Gain

Is “no pain, no gain” a good approach to exercise? When experiencing discomfort during exercise, there is a difference between muscle soreness and pain. Most people believe that muscle soreness is due to a buildup of lactic acid within the muscles but it actually develops from the repair process in response to tiny muscle fiber breakdown, or small tears, during a workout1.

AlterG: The Game-Changer

Joint pain? Back pain? Want to run but it puts strain on your knees? We are excited to introduce a revolutionary new machine that is advancing a patient’s ability to progress towards their goals and enhance their quality of life. In the short time it has been at our Lynden, WA facility we have already [...]