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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.

Don’t Forget the Hip Flexors!

Why strong, efficient hip flexion is important for running, and how to improve yours.

When to Consider Surgery for a Chronic Running Injury

Physiotherapist Joe Uhan writes about when to consider surgery for a chronic running injury.

Three Types of Nerve Pain

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

Part 6 of the runner performance-mobility series.

When in Doubt, Knee-Out, Part 2: Knee-Alignment Examples and Exercises

Part two in a deep dive into knee alignment for runners.

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.