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.

Side-Door Strategies for Improving Hip Mobility
Side-Door Strategies for Improving Hip Mobility
on March 9, 2021
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Here are physiotherapist Joe Uhan’s novel, side-door strategies for improving hip mobility in runners via deep hip-tissue massage.


Four Tips for Treadmill Running Efficiency
Four Tips for Treadmill Running Efficiency
on February 9, 2021
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Four tips for treadmill running efficiency.


Whack-A-Mole and Sinking Ship: Compensatory and Repetitive Injuries
Whack-A-Mole and Sinking Ship: Compensatory and Repetitive Injuries
on January 12, 2021
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Physiotherapist Joe Uhan writes about compensatory and repetitive running injuries.


Getting Warmer: Uhan’s Four-Step Warm-up Routine
Getting Warmer: Uhan’s Four-Step Warm-up Routine
on December 8, 2020
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Uhan’s four-step warm-up routine to prepare the body for fast or far running.


Don’t Forget the Hip Flexors!
Don’t Forget the Hip Flexors!
on November 10, 2020
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Why strong, efficient hip flexion is important for running, and how to improve yours.


When to Consider Surgery for a Chronic Running Injury
When to Consider Surgery for a Chronic Running Injury
on October 13, 2020
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Physiotherapist Joe Uhan writes about when to consider surgery for a chronic running injury.


Three Types of Nerve Pain
Three Types of Nerve Pain
on September 8, 2020
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Physiotherapist Joe Uhan describes the three kinds of nerve pain that can lead to or perpetuate running injuries.


Performance Mobility, Part 6: Hip Abduction and Rotation
Performance Mobility, Part 6: Hip Abduction and Rotation
on August 11, 2020
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Part 6 of the runner performance-mobility series.


When in Doubt, Knee-Out, Part 2: Knee-Alignment Examples and Exercises
When in Doubt, Knee-Out, Part 2: Knee-Alignment Examples and Exercises
on July 14, 2020
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Part two in a deep dive into knee alignment for runners.


When in Doubt, Knee-Out: Knee Alignment for Runners
When in Doubt, Knee-Out: Knee Alignment for Runners
on June 9, 2020
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A deep dive into knee alignment for runners.