Physical therapy for Runners

If you’re a runner, you know the importance of staying healthy and injury-free. But even the most experienced runners can find themselves on the sidelines with an injury from time to time. If you get injured while running, don’t worry, Medstar is by your side to assist you get back to running, every step of the way!

Running Rehab

Being an Olympic champion or college runner, one of their worst fears is getting injured. Medstar can tell you that Physical therapy, core workouts, functional movements and recovery will be the keys to running health. 

But generally talking, all athletes especially runners are terrible at injury prevention. Why? Because there it’s not running, and it can be a complicated process which involves some other sports. Even so, to remain a robust runner and avoid injury, strength exercises should be part of all runners’ weekly workouts. 

 

MOST COMMON INJURY IN RUNNING

Up to 60% of runners have or will experience an injury severe enough for them to put away their running shoes for several weeks or months. But ironically, shoes play the biggest role in injury prevention when it comes to running.
The most commons running injuries can be included: Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, Ankle sprains, Shin splints, Stress fractures, Patellofemoral pain syndrome, Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome, Patellar tendinopathy, Hamstring strains, Lateral hip pain,Low back and other spine related pain and Calf strains.

Recovery for Runners

Recovering from a running injury involves a great deal of time and patience – something which can often be a struggle to come up with. MedStar Physical therapists are passionate about returning you on the road. They are also uniquely qualified to address and prevent injury while maximizing performance. Our Physical therapist can use many steps to recovers runners.

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At Medstar, our goal is to help you return to doing what you love, healthier and stronger. Our staff strives to see you pain-free, and at your highest level of energy.

Physical Therapy works!

Eliminate pain and get back to doing what you love!

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Please reach out if you have any questions about cost, scheduling or anything else at all. We can’t wait to help!