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.

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.


Dysfunction or Injury?: The Key to Injury Prevention
Dysfunction or Injury?: The Key to Injury Prevention
on July 10, 2018
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The difference between a dysfunction and an injury, and how to avoid letting dysfunctional issues become injuries.


Stride Efficiency: A Tool for Reducing Foot Problems
Stride Efficiency: A Tool for Reducing Foot Problems
on June 12, 2018
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An article about improving stride efficiency so as to decrease blisters, black toenails, and other foot problems.


Six Principles Of Naturopathic Running Health
Six Principles Of Naturopathic Running Health
on May 8, 2018
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Applying the ideas of naturopathy to running health.


Western States-Specific Training Runs
Western States-Specific Training Runs
on April 10, 2018
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A list of specific training runs on the Western States 100 course.


Look Fast, Feel Fast: Stride Optimization For The Long Run
Look Fast, Feel Fast: Stride Optimization For The Long Run
on March 13, 2018
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How to increase stride efficiency through visualization and practice.


Five Spring-Training Workouts For The Summer Majors
Five Spring-Training Workouts For The Summer Majors
on February 13, 2018
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Five early season workouts for runners training for long summer ultramarathons.


Pain Management in Three Steps: Mechanism, Trajectory, and Action
Pain Management in Three Steps: Mechanism, Trajectory, and Action
on January 9, 2018
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Three steps for pain management in orthopedic issues and ultramarathon racing.


Painting Bridges: Chemical Stress In A Running Injury
Painting Bridges: Chemical Stress In A Running Injury
on December 12, 2017
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Joe Uhan writes about the role of chemical stress in running injuries.