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Nick Rainey


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I can answer questions about pain and training program. If there is a question about running that I don't know then I'll do some research and make sure I provide you with an answer.

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I'm a Doctor of Physical Therapy. I'm a track and cross country coach. I train clients throughout the year. I've helped prepare athletes for their NFL Pro Days. I've written articles on running. Finally, those that I work with have less pain and run faster.


American Physical Therapy Association- Sports Section


The 6 Week Workout Program- I'm the author of this book Many articles on the internet including,, and my blog


Doctor of Physical Therapy BS in Exercise Science NSCA- CSCS and CPT USA Weightlifting Level I NPI- Certified Posture Specialist Total Motion Release Level II Certified Dry Needling

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National Posture Institute's International Perfect Posture of the Year Award 2011 Clinical Excellence Award- Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Aegis Therapies Scholarship recipient

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2016-03-06 hip bursitis now knee problem:

Jerry,     Yes, they probably are connected. What you describe is generically called anterior knee pain (AKP)/patella femoral pain syndrome (PFPS) with associated movie goer's sign. Perform clamshells

2016-02-22 Quad stretch/knee:

Len, Try to keep moving your patella as shown in the video. I normally see rolling the IT band as more painful than beneficial. Try rolling it and stretching your IT band before and then trying to move

2016-02-19 Quad stretch/knee:

Good to hear from you again, Len.    The pull on your knee cap means that that quad is tighter than the left side. I always use an inferior glide mobilization of the knee cap when I see this with patients

2016-02-15 Rebounder:

Bud, I think that's a great idea. The difference between biking and running is that biking requires predominantly concentric contractions whereas running requires concentric and eccentric. A rebounder

2016-02-03 Weight gain from running:

Holly, Thanks for the question. The good news is that you don't need to worry so much. It is common for this to occur when you start working out. It is partly due to the increased muscle and partly due


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