NYT Health blog features Petit study on stress fractures
The New York Times Health blog on December 1 featured a study on stress fractures conducted by Dr. Moira Petit, associate professor of exercise science in Kinesiology. Dr. Petit studied how building muscles surrounding bones vulnerable to stress fractures caused by running can help in prevention. The study was done on women runners and concentrated on stress fractures of the shinbone. It showed that building the calf muscles can improve the tibia's strength and thus guard against stress fractures. To read the full article, go to http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/phys-ed-how-to-prevent-stress-fractures/.