Ready Steady Rehab

Injuries from Exercising in Heat


Heather North offers advice on how to prevent and care for injuries caused by exercising in the heat

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Ready Steady Rehab is hosted by Dr. Heather North

Podcast length: 8′ 39″

On this episode Dr. Heather North offers advice about injuries that are caused by exercising in the heat and how to avoid them. Below are notes on the topics she covers from blisters to the most efficient way of cooling off the body.

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Topic covered on this episode:


Prevention, treatment, recovery

Types of socks

Body Glide

Utilization of tape to help with the recovery

Popping vs no popping

Rashes and inflammation due to sun exposure


Affecting running form



Swelling of the hands and feet or legs

Compression socks


Legs up against wall

cold soaks

How to cool off the body


cold water – not on the head as previously thought


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Bio:  Heather North holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado.  She is the owner of Red Hammer Rehab in Louisville, CO that specializes in sports-related orthopaedic injuries and prevention.  This practice has won “Best Sports Medicine Rehab Facility” and “Best Sports Medicine Doctor” year upon year since it’s opening. Heather’s focus is on sports medicine and orthopaedic manual and manipulation physical therapy.  She is known for being aggressive with injuries and focusing on discovering and fixing the mechanics behind each and every injury.  She believes that it is important to continue to learn the newest and most up to date techniques. Heather’s philosophy revolves around getting patients recovered quickly and teaching them to sustain a healthy state.  Injuries can only be eliminated by addressing biomechanical causes and then aggressively treating the damage created from these issues.  When not in the clinic, Heather enjoys road/trail running, mountain biking, coaching for Revolution Running (she is the group’s in-house physio), and spending time in the mountains with her husband Ewen.  She regularly competes in races all over including the Pikes Peak Marathon. Heather was a college level swimmer and has even tested the waters with triathlon in her post-collegiate years as well.



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