How physical therapy can help patients return to running
Running injuries are common — and when it’s a sprain, tendinitis, or another serious condition, physical therapy is often necessary to ensure the patient’s injury heals properly. Once the initial issue has resolved, many habitual runners are eager to get back to the track.
However, your return to running should be supervised by a qualified PT to ensure you stay safe. That’s because past running injuries can easily lead to future injuries. Only a qualified PT can ensure your return to running doesn’t set you back to square one.
Source: Therapeutic Associates
What your routine will look like as you return to running
A post-rehab specialist helps patients return to running with a routine tailored to suit your injury, age, and lifestyle. Your PT designs a healing and training process that helps with mobility and strength. That process includes a walk-to-run progression, warm-ups, strengthening, stretching, and other appropriate exercises. The PT will also analyze your running technique and make any adjustments you need.
With the help of a qualified PT, patients can return to running with less of a risk of reinjury. Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend jogger, the right PT can ensure your return to running is as safe — and permanent — as possible.
Source: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
On-demand physical therapy helps
patients return to running
Luna’s physical therapists specialize in helping post-op patients return to running. As experts in proper exercise form, your PT can help you avoid re-injury and return to the running activities you enjoy.
Best of all, Luna provides the simplest, most seamless recovery experience available — physical therapy on demand. It’s physical therapy, delivered to you.