By Sean Jones PT, DPT, CSCS
As a physical therapist whose patient base includes about 75 percent running athletes, I commonly see training patterns that lead to injury. Most of the time, these running injuries are self-inflicted due to a person’s desire to reach new goals, try new gear, or change their form based on advice from a magazine or YouTube. Here are the top five reasons why runners get injured and have to see a physical therapist, and my recommendations to avoid injury:
By Kim Hanson PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS
Have you recently found yourself slumping over at your desk? Or noticed your knees buckling inward and the arches of your feet flattening when you pick something up? Just like with unhealthy diets or workout routines, we can get stuck in a rut with faulty movement patterns. Whether it’s poor posture or improper alignment, performing these faulty movement patterns regularly over time can lead to serious pain or injury.
The good news is that you can correct these faulty movement patterns before they get worse. Here are some top tips to move better─and feel better─in 2018.