All posts by Joe Uhan

Joe Uhan

is a physical therapist, coach, and ultrarunner in Eugene, Oregon. He is a Minnesota native and has been a competitive runner for over 20 years. He has a Master's Degree in Kinesiology, a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and is a USATF Level II Certified Coach. Joe ran his first ultra at Autumn Leaves 50 Mile in October 2010, was 4th place at the 2015 USATF 100K Trail Championships (and 3rd in 2012), second at the 2014 Waldo 100K, and finished M9 at the 2012 Western States 100. Joe owns and operates Uhan Performance Physiotherapy in Eugene, Oregon, and offers online coaching and running analysis at uhanperformance.com.

From Bad to Good Enough: Running an Ultra After Injury
From Bad to Good Enough: Running an Ultra After Injury
on May 14, 2019
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Tips for healing an injury during the crucial period of ultramarathon training and getting to the start line.


Joe’s Miracle Butt Stretch
Joe’s Miracle Butt Stretch
on April 9, 2019
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The Miracle Butt Stretch for improving hip rotation.


Trail Running Plyometrics
Trail Running Plyometrics
on March 12, 2019
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The basics of plyometrics for trail runners.


A Sticky Situation: Identifying and Treating Nerve Pain in Runners
A Sticky Situation: Identifying and Treating Nerve Pain in Runners
on February 12, 2019
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Identifying and treating nerve pain in runners.


The Efficiency Rule
The Efficiency Rule
on January 8, 2019
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Joe Uhan introduces the Efficiency Rule of running.


2018 Sports Medicine Holiday Gift Guide
2018 Sports Medicine Holiday Gift Guide
on December 11, 2018
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Joe Uhan’s 2018 sports medicine holiday gift guide.


Posture First: How Alignment Affects Our Running
Posture First: How Alignment Affects Our Running
on November 13, 2018
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How to find a neutral posture for efficient and economical running.


Joe Uhan’s Three C’s for Peak Performance
Joe Uhan’s Three C’s for Peak Performance
on October 9, 2018
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The three C’s–composure, confidence, and compete–of your best racing performance.


A Foundation-First Approach to Your Best Running
A Foundation-First Approach to Your Best Running
on September 11, 2018
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Running health and overall well being can be achieved through simple methodologies.


What If Your Thigh Pain Isn’t a Hamstring Strain and What to Do About It
What If Your Thigh Pain Isn’t a Hamstring Strain and What to Do About It
on August 14, 2018
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A look at other sources of posterior thigh pain besides the hamstring.