Physical Therapy Provides Solutions for Injured Runners

The positives of running include improved cardiovascular, mental, and physical health. Another positive is that you do not need an expensive facility or rely on someone else’s schedule. You only need correctly fitted running shoes.

But up to 50% of regular runners get hurt each year. Of the injured, 40% involve a knee injury. Injuries come from overuse, improper form, and improper shoe fit. Some running injuries produce a constant dull ache, while others include a sharp pain with every step.

Injuries may include the following:

If you have one of these conditions, it is positive to know that physical therapy provides solutions for injured runners.

Physical Therapy for Injured Runners

If you are a runner experiencing pain, either during or after your run, it is time to schedule an appointment with a trained therapy specialist. A running therapy specialist can help in the following ways:

  • Teach you pain relief methods
  • Provide exercises to strengthen muscles
  • Review stretching exercises to target calf muscles
  • Teach you proper running form and training methods
  • Provide Manual Therapy
  • Evaluate the need for orthotics and the best shoes to fit your needs

A therapist will also pinpoint the source of your current pain. A complete customized recovery plan will be created, including at-home exercises. Some conditions may include rest and ice/heat, while others may include physical therapy sessions for four to six weeks.

Physical Therapy for Runners at The Therapy Network

At The Therapy Network, you will meet with a therapy specialist to evaluate your needs as a runner. The therapist will assess today’s pain and provide education to prevent future injury.

While visiting TTN, you can expect the following:

  • Strength Training
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Taping Instruction
  • Possible Orthotic Fitting
  • Running Shoe Evaluation and Education

If physical therapy is needed to solve today’s pain, your therapist will custom create a plan. The Therapy Network, and its professional therapist, are known throughout the Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake area as a leader in solutions for injured runners.

Appointments are available today. Schedule an appointment and get back to running pain-free. Physical therapy provides solutions for injured runners. How can we help you today?