With a background in training high level collegiate and pro athletes, we set out to prove that even newbie marathoners can strength train just like elite team sport athletes. We believed they could not only succeed, but become faster, stronger and more efficient.
Marathoners often find themselves asking “Should I run through this pain?” The answer comes down to the type of pain you’re experiencing. Use this handy scale of Pain Levels 1-5 to figure out if you’re safe to keep on keeping on, or if you should get checked out by a physical therapist.
Not all injuries can be prevented, but all athletes can reduce injury risk by working with a sports rehab specialist. It’s within every athlete’s control to work past injury rehabilitation toward injury prevention and ultimately achieve optimized performance.
Tips from Dr. James Sinodinos, our sports performance specialist at Clutch PT, to help your kids get the most out of their summer travel baseball season.
We often have athletes come through our doors looking to achieve perfect alignment in their form, convinced that their asymmetries are what’s holding them back. While it’s true that asymmetries can lead to injury and chronic tightness, or be the culprit behind race day disappointment, the bottom line is, “perfect alignment” does not exist. The human body is naturally asymmetrical. The challenge is to work WITH an asymmetry, not against it.
No one wants to be in pain. So, when any kind of ache, tweak, mysterious twinge or more serious strain, chronic discomfort or injury occurs, your first instinct is to see a doctor. But heading to your primary care doctor or trying to get in to see an orthopedic specialist might not be the most efficient solution. Going to a physical therapist directly for musculoskeletal pain will save you both time and money – and the sooner you start treatment, the sooner you’ll feel better.