Alleviate your pain and get back to running
We understand that you love to run. We understand when you can’t run because of injury, you become cranky and miss your runner’s high. We are here to determine whether you can continue running, despite pain, or stop running to allow time to heal and then get you back to running as soon as possible.
Why do runners get injured?
Unlike many other sports, such as tennis or basketball, runners only move forward with the same repetitive motion. Runners are then prone to overuse injuries such as plantar fascitis, hip pain, knee pain, peroneal or achilles tendonopathy. In fact, of any other sport, runners have the highest rate of injury. So, unfortunately if you run consistently over the years your chances of getting injured are high.
How can runners avoid getting injured?
Despite your high chance of getting injured at some point, there are things you can do to minimize your risk of injury such as cross and strength training. Ideally we suggest you have a running wellness exam to determine your weaknesses and limitations that may lead you down the path of injury and provide you with a preventative program. For other tips to prevent injury, check out my free ebook, How to Injury-Proof Your Running.
What is the biggest mistake you can make if you have pain?
The biggest mistake you can make is to ignore your pain, or think you can just rest and it will go away. While a short period of rest may be appropriate, ignoring the pain is often a recipe for pain to become chronic, more difficult to treat, and you may develop other issues while compensating for the original issue.
What happens when you come in to The Manual Touch?
Your therapist will use a Whole Body Approach to evaluate you and determine the root causes of your condition. Then, you’ll be prescribed a unique treatment plan using traditional and non-traditional manual therapy and exercises. You’ll learn how to move appropriately throughout your day and night, so as not to aggravate your condition. Our ultimate goal is to help you reclaim function, life, movement, and enjoyment of the activities you love.
Common Running Injuries:
- Plantar fascitis
- Hip pain
- IT band syndrome
- SI joint dysfunction
- Lower back pain
- Achilles tendonopathy
- Peroneal tendonopathy
- Foot pain
- Shin splints
- Hip flexor strain
- Hamstring strain
- Calf tear or strain
- Ankle sprain
- Knee pain
- Patellar tendonopathy