Posts by Kelly Bruno

Overview of Pain Signaling

Overview of Pain Signaling from Complete Human Performance on Vimeo.   Transcript: This is just meant to be a quick overview of how to think about pain and how the body processes pain. The bottom-up to top-down approach basically looks at pain at where occurs in the body and then how the brain gets the…

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Defining Pain

   Transcript:   Defining pain. The idea of this overview is to break down some of the complex terminology that comes up when discussing concepts of pain and pain models. I want to extract some of textbook definitions and break them down into more detail. My hope by the end of this short clip…

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Why less isn’t always more

Understanding the Value of High-Mileage Training. Want to learn more about our programming and see it for yourself?  Sign up for our individualized coaching here. OR, find our templates HERE! For background, I began my career in running as a short to mid-distance runner. Then, as injuries mounted from repetitive stress on my body, I shifted to…

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Strength Training for Endurance Athletes, Part 2

In Strength Training for Endurance Athletes, Part 1, the role of strength training as it relates to injury prevention, correcting imbalances, and developing strength was dissected in detail. Specifically, the physical adaptations and benefits of strength training were discussed as they related to the deadlift, because of its unique ability to target so many of…

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Running as an Amputee

This article is for any lower extremity amputee or their friends or family members who are interested in learning more about running legs and the related issues that are unique to them. Even able-bodied athletes may be interested in learning more about their disabled counterparts.First and foremost, the most important point to keep in mind…

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Phantom Limb Pain: Pathophysiology and Treatment

Background There were an estimated 1.6 million people in the US living with limb loss in 2005. This number is projected to increase to 3.6 million by 2050. Of these patients, the incidence of phantom limb pain (PLP) is estimated to be 42.2 – 78.8% (Houghton, 1999). The phenomenon was first described by Ambroise Pare,…

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A Guide to Strength Training for Endurance Athletes, Part 1

The title of this article brings to mind countless controversies regarding the role of strength training for endurance athletes. Some opponents argue that the anabolic effects of strength training are at best useless, and at worst counterproductive to the goals of endurance training, while proponents beg to differ. And as a proponent I would like…

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