In this episode we speak with physical therapy doctor, Ben Shatto, about how you can become more resistant to running injuries. And in the quick tip segment Angie shares thoughts on staying fit during the holidays.
Becoming Resistant to Running Injuries
Dr. Ben Shatto, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS is a physical therapist who specializes in managing orthopedic conditions and strength and conditioning. Ben has been running since 2005.
He is co-creator of the Resilient Runner Program for Prevention and Self-Treatment of Injury.
- Why do you think that some people are more prone to running injuries?
- For a newer runner (or someone who has been running for any length of time), what are some key ways that people can prevent injuries from occurring in the first place?
- I think strength training for runners is becoming more of the norm rather than something that’s controversial. But we get the question about what type of strength training runners should be doing. What are your thoughts on this?
- How can a runner differentiate between discomfort and pain that they can run through, something that they should self treat, and when to seek outside help?
- Are there things that we can be doing in our normal life (like posture) that can translate into us becoming more resistant to injury?
- I recently began working with a physical therapist for a hamstring issue and also shoulder pain. Do you think that runners assume that physical therapy is only for the severely injured runner? When should a runner seek the assistance of a physical therapist?
The Resilient Runner Program is designed to help you discover how to prevent and self-treat running injuries so that you can continue to train and meet your goals. In-depth videos, tutorials and downloadable training lessons that will help you put the smack-down on injury.
You can still sign up at our introductory price. See what’s inside this epic resource.
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