Get an in-depth look at the challenges and possibilities for PTs working with runners by attending "Treating the Injured Runner" Sept. 24-25. Eliza Szymanek, PT, author of this post, will help you identify risk factors in the runner's training program, build confidence in performing in-clinic running analysis, and develop a comprehensive strategy to optimize return-to-run programs. The presentation is part of the APTA Centennial Lecture Series and will be available as both an in-person and online event.
As clinicians we want to optimize our ability to return our patients and clients to their desired sports, including running. Much like swimming or deadlifting, running is a skill — and skills can be refined. That means we can teach our patients ways to adjust their running form to maximize their performance and prevent reinjury.
Here are five quick tips that can help you zero in on how to best help the injured runner.