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Rehab and Injury Prevention

Unfortunately, injuries are sometimes a part of an athlete’s training life. Injuries can occur because of overtraining and overuse, poor technique, inappropriate or non-existent warm-up, and simply by accident. Steps can be taken to not only rehabilitate injuries quickly and effectively, but also ensure that the risk of injury is minimized.

At RunningMechanics.com, we have a proven record of rehabilitating and resolving all injuries in an effective and expeditious manner. During the rehabilitation process, we are also careful to ensure that your overall conditioning and strength are maintained through creative exercise prescription, electronic muscle stimulation and management of muscle tone. Our exercise progressions through the rehabilitation process can be characterized as the optimal combination of cautious yet aggressive. While conventional physical therapists are commonly telling athletes to avoid specific exercises and load bearing, we are constantly modifying exercises to allow the athlete to continue training without adversely affecting their recovery progression.

On the injury prevention side, we are always searching for the root cause of injuries. Some athletes have mechanical deficiencies that lead to injury, while others are simply overtraining. In many cases, athletes have a combination of poor technique and inappropriate training volumes. An overall evaluation of an athlete’s technical proficiency and the details of their training program will ultimately provide the answers required to stay healthy. Additionally, some athletes will require regular maintenance in the form of massage, stretching and other therapeutic interventions to stay at peak performance with less incidence of injury.

Contact us now to find out how to enhance your running performance by minimizing the risk of injury, speeding up recovery from injury and maintaining overall fitness during the rehabilitation process.