How to Reduce Injury and Increase Performance for Running Patients

Free Infographic on the Art and Science of the Perfect Run for Rehab Professionals


Prevention is always better than cure and physical therapists' knowledge and expertise in injury prevention and management are invaluable for helping running patients stay healthy, perform at their best, and enjoy the many benefits of running while minimizing the risk of injury.

Every runner is different, and factors such as biomechanics, strength, flexibility, and previous injury history can impact injury risk. Physical therapists can conduct thorough assessments to identify any weaknesses, imbalances, or areas of concern in a runner's musculoskeletal system, and then develop personalized treatment and exercise plans to address these issues. In addition to injury prevention, physical therapists can also help runners improve their performance. By addressing weaknesses, improving flexibility, and optimizing biomechanics, runners can enhance their efficiency, speed, and endurance, leading to better race times and overall satisfaction with their running experience.

This multi-phase program is tailored to meet runners' unique training needs, offering comprehensive customization for every step of your patient's running journey. It includes:

3 Days of Quality Runs: The Essentials

  • Key Run #1: Track Repeats
  • Key Run #2: Tempo Run
  • Key Run #3: Long Run

2-3 Days of Functional Strength Training

  • Improve muscular strength and endurance
  • Maintain muscle mass
  • Prevent and rehabilitate injuries
  • Improve running economy

2 Days of Aerobic Cross-Training Workouts

  • Increase training volume and intensity
  • Increase total body fitness
  • Reduce risk of running-related injury
  • Increase variety to training
  • Promote recovery

Daily Flexible Exercises

  • Increase range of motion
  • Reduce muscular stiffness
  • Increase stride length
  • Decrease risk of injury
Download this FREE infographic to understand the art and science of the perfect run for rehab professionals, which includes a sample schedule to share with your patients.

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