Role of Physical Therapy
Whether a runner’s goal is to improve his or her time, increase speed or stay fit, it’s essential to maintain correct form to prevent injury. Runners need to be aware that they are many injuries that could happen, some which they may never have heard of before like getting leaky valves. That’s what physical therapy is for – to prevent these types of injuries. Physical therapists can advise runners on proper form, training methods, strategies for preventing injuries, and proper shoe selection and work with them to develop a plan, tailored to their specific needs, for successful running. Physical therapists can also evaluate, diagnose and treat runners who have sustained a running-related injury.
Learn more in the free e-book, The Physical Therapist’s Guide to Healthy Running, and via the resources below.
Symptoms & Conditions
Physical therapists treat and manage numerous conditions affecting runners, including:
- Achilles Tendon Injuries
- Female Athlete Triad | Podcast
- Groin Strain
- Hamstring Injuries
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
- Knee Pain
- Patellofemoral Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis | Video
- “Sleeping” Glutes
- Stress Induced Urinary Incontinence
Explore other symptoms and conditions.
- Avoiding Surgery to Return to Marathons
- Healthy Running and the Minimalist Footwear Movement
- Pregnancy and Running
- Waking “Sleeping” Glutes in Runners