Posts from December 2015
It is emotionally challenging to be prevented from doing something you enjoy, that is good for you, and that has become a positive habit. Injured athletes and runners face this dilemma with much difficulty. Having a plan to follow is very helpful to keep you focused and on task toward achieving your goal of returning to running. Following are some principles to following such a plan:Admit to yourself that you are not moving forward, if that is the case, and that you can get better...
I have been a physical therapist for over 10 years. I have completed several ½ ironman’s, many sprint triathlons, many 5Ks and last month participated in the Tyranena Beer Run ½ Marathon. In training for the Tyranena race I was following a fairly typical training plan, increasing my long run by about a mile per week. During my 8 mile long run I began experiencing calf pain like I never had before. I walked a bit, but like a typical fool began running again just to finish my training that...
I am a 66 year old female runner / racer and have been having some middle back pain (long term). My personal trainer suggested that you might be able to help me with some physical therapy. I would like to engage Body Mechanics to help me with that physical therapy. My questions to you would be:Can you help? Usually! Fairly certain we can help, sometimes complete relief, sometimes improvement and strategies to better manage pain and stay active. What would the protocol look like? Our...
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