Keith Shireman

Keith Shireman Merges His Athletic Training Background With The Mindset Of An Athlete

Keith Shireman is a certified athletic trainer and a triathlete.

Keith Shireman

Keith Shireman, ATC

Injury prevention knowledge along with knowing firsthand the struggles athletes face is a valuable combination.

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Dealing With Running Aches and Pains (with Video)

No matter how you slice it, running aches and pains are an inevitability for runners. (Note I said aches and pains, not running injuries like plantar fasciitis which is totally preventable!)

The way that you respond to those aches and pains goes a long way to either minimizing the discomfort  you’re dealing with or prolonging it.

So what is the proper response?

Most of the time, ice is the best first course of action, for reasons that I’m explaining in today’s video.

And if you want the recipe to make your own reusable ice pack, I’m happy to send it to you. Fill in your best email address, and the recipe will be sent to you ASAP!

For Runners, Preventing Shin Splints is Actually Pretty Easy (with Video)

When it comes to any injury that runners must deal with, we need to remember that it’s always wiser to focus on prevention than to be forced to deal with treatment options after the fact.

And when it comes to preventing shin splints, you don’t have to do a lot to reap the benefits and stay injury free (at least in terms of shin splints) for many years of running.

If you have any questions about these exercises, or other aspects of dealing with shin splints, please drop me a note by visiting the contact page on my website.

And make sure you check out the other posts in this series, where I look at what causes shin splints, and what the best options are for treating shin splints if you have them.