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.

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.


Century Ride: Reflecting on 100 iRunFar Columns
Century Ride: Reflecting on 100 iRunFar Columns
on May 12, 2020
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Joe Uhan looks back at writing 100 articles for his “Stay the Course” column.


Tips for Running During the COVID-19 Crisis (or Any Life-Altering Time)
Tips for Running During the COVID-19 Crisis (or Any Life-Altering Time)
on April 14, 2020
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Tips for running during the COVID-19 crisis (or any routine-altering time).


You Gotta’ Have Guts: The Role of Visceral Mobility in Running
You Gotta’ Have Guts: The Role of Visceral Mobility in Running
on March 10, 2020
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How visceral mobility is needed for healthy endurance running.


Ten Rules for Treating Low-Back Pain in Runners
Ten Rules for Treating Low-Back Pain in Runners
on February 11, 2020
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Ten rules for treating low-back pain in runners.


Hip Hinge, Part 2: Balance, Integration, Propulsion, and Strengthening
Hip Hinge, Part 2: Balance, Integration, Propulsion, and Strengthening
on January 14, 2020
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The second article in a two-part series about the hip-hinge position for efficient running.


Hip Hinge: Sustainable Body Position for Efficient Running
Hip Hinge: Sustainable Body Position for Efficient Running
on December 10, 2019
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Joe Uhan writes about the hip-hinge position for efficient running.


(Hu)Man in the Mirror: Running Stride Self-Assessment
(Hu)Man in the Mirror: Running Stride Self-Assessment
on November 12, 2019
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How to self-assess your running stride to help maintain efficient running mechanics.


You Don’t Forget: Doping and the Brain
You Don’t Forget: Doping and the Brain
on October 8, 2019
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A theory about doping’s potential long-term effects on the brain.


The Whole Person: Multi-Dimensional Injury Treatment
The Whole Person: Multi-Dimensional Injury Treatment
on September 10, 2019
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Why whole-person physical therapy is important for treating running injuries and staying healthy.