Where Does PT Fit Into Running?

By our very own Sean Dorman.

Running is one of the most common forms of fitness and lifestyle trends throughout the world, and now that gyms and studios are closed, it is a great option to stay strong and healthy.

A reality that all runners face is that running places a certain amount of stress on the body, often resulting in injury. It is the runner’s job to prepare their body with the ability to tolerate this load. Nearly every runner will experience an injury throughout their running lifetime.

Physical Therapists are movement specialists who can determine biomechanical faults to reduce the likelihood of these injuries and help you become a more efficient runner. PT’s are also trained in helping improve faulty mechanics, which will lead to optimal running.

Optimal Running consists of:

  1. Symmetrical gait pattern
  2. Biomechanical efficiency
  3. Minimized stress on the body

Keys to success:

  1. Commitment
  2. Frequency
  3. Dedication to a program

For more information on running mechanics, call us to see how the Tensegrity Physical Therapy team can help.