Running Program

3 Main Causes of Distance Running Injuries:

1. Training Errors – This can mean attempting to train faster than the body is capable of or increasing mileage too quickly.

2. The structural makeup of the runner, primarily focusing on flexibility and strength.

3. Faulty form

If you have a problem in one of these areas you’re likely to place excessive stress on your body which can lead to injury, if not corrected.

Anyone currently experiencing pain with running can benefit from a running evaluation, novice runners and experienced competitors alike. Also, if you have stopped running entirely due to injuries and pain, this program may be just what you’re looking for.

On your first visit, our therapists will discuss your running and injury history and perform a thorough evaluation of your strength and flexibility. We will also analyze your running form and review the video with you. From there, your therapist will provide you with exercises to maximize your strength and flexibility to prepare your body for running. We will then work with you on modifying your running form to lessen the stress on your muscles and joints. Finally, we will discuss how to progress your mileage and speed safely to avoid further injuries.

For more information about Excel’s running program please call the O’Fallon Clinic at 636-978-9235

Excel Sports and Physical Therapy serves St. Louis, St. Peters, O’Fallon, St. Charles, Wentzville, Warrenton and the surrounding communities.

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