Physical Therapy Treatment for People and Athletes Involved in Recreational running, Hiking, Half/Full Marathon, Cross Country, Track
Running, hiking, and track injuries are commonly a result of an overuse or repetitive injury and often times can come about due to increases in training intensity including running longer/faster or back-to-back long hiking trails. Our physical therapists notice that these overuse injuries commonly occur at the beginning of the season, at the change of training programs and/or towards the end of the season. Due to the nature of running and hiking, lower body injuries are most prevalent and may include ITB syndrome, hip/knee/ankle pains and sprains, patellofemoral syndrome, patellar tendonitis, or achilles tendonitis.
At Elite Sports Physical Therapy, we focus on establishing the proper strength and support of the lower body with progression towards movements that are specific to running form and meeting the demands of hiking terrain. Our physical therapists will treat the region of pain and then progress to creating a customized movement-based program. At Elite Sports Physical Therapy we like to address the full lower body including strengthening exercises using ground based movements (squats, lunges, step ups) and improving knee and ankle stability through balance training on a variety of surfaces.