Hi all, Any physical therapists who are runners? Need insight on treatments. I am a pt, frequently injured since hitting 55, and find myself and fellow runners increasingly injured and not able to find pats experienced with treating runners. I am a female and it seems more of the women than men have been getting injured. Thoughts?
The increased stride length required to run starts at the thoracolumbar junction. It requires good motion through the lumbar spine, pelvis, and hips. Lack of mobility through these regions sets up a situation where soft tissues can become irritated. Regardless of plantar fasciitis, patellar tendonitis, or trochanteric bursitis, to name just a couple, the solution is to look at the whole leg in the context of normal mobility and stability.
Hey even I am looking for a physical therapist. I had a serious injury and I'm slowly recovering from it. My teeth got chipped and I had was immediately rushed to a dentist in Oakville ( http://www.phelandental.com/services/ ). My jaw bone got fractured and I was under soft diet for a few days. Now I have a severe pain near the hip region. I guess something happened during that injury. I didn't pay much heed to it as I had major injuries near my jaw.