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Running is one of the most popular and practiced sports worldwide. Improving cardiovscular endurance, gaining muscle tone, staying in shape, relieving stress and having fun are common reasons we run. Whether your goal is staying healthy or training for a race, proper techinque, good strength and flexibility are key to preventing injury and maximizing performance.

A Physical Therapist Can:

  • Evaluate your movmeent patterns and functional mobility before you experience an injury.
  • Help you restore and improve motion, correct muscle imbalances, and improve running economy to help recover from an njury.
  • Provide special guidance for new mothers,who may have changes in form due to hormonally driven joint instability, abdominal weakness, and postural shifts.
  • Partner with you local shoe for footwear rcommendations and fit.

Common Injury Sites for Runners

IT Band syndrome, runners knee, patellofemoral pain
Snapping hip, poor static and dynamic alignment, muscle imbalances
Lower Legs
Achilles tendonitis and tendinosis, shin splints, calf strain
stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, 1st ray pain

Sound Physical Therapy can help you recover from most running injuries and learn how to continue to safely train.