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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

A deep dive into knee alignment for runners.

Century Ride: Reflecting on 100 iRunFar Columns

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 routine-altering time).

You Gotta’ Have Guts: The Role of Visceral Mobility in Running

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.

Hip Hinge, Part 2: Balance, Integration, Propulsion, and Strengthening

The second article in a two-part series about the hip-hinge position for efficient running.

Hip Hinge: Sustainable Body Position for Efficient Running

Joe Uhan writes about the hip-hinge position for efficient running.

(Hu)Man in the Mirror: Running Stride Self-Assessment

How to self-assess your running stride to help maintain efficient running mechanics.

You Don’t Forget: Doping and the Brain

A theory about doping's potential long-term effects on the brain.

The Whole Person: Multi-Dimensional Injury Treatment

Why whole-person physical therapy is important for treating running injuries and staying healthy.

Pain in the Butt: Considering the Coccyx

How the coccyx is an important part of everyday and athletic health.

Forces and Tissues: The Real Cause of Running Injury

Joe Uhan writes about the tissue and force abnormalities which can cause running injuries.

Mindful Running

Physical therapist Joe Uhan discusses the importance of thinking about how we run when we run.

From Bad to Good Enough: Running an Ultra After Injury

Tips for healing an injury during the crucial period of ultramarathon training and getting to the start line.

Joe’s Miracle Butt Stretch

The Miracle Butt Stretch for improving hip rotation.