Injury Treatment & Prevention

Pearls of Wisdom via Perry Smith, MPT

  • Best thing to keep in mind when running: "Run tall and run light”.
  • Best piece of technical information about preventing running injuries: "More important than whether you are a rearfoot, forefoot, or midfoot runner is where your foot lands in relation to your body. The more under your center of mass the less the stress. Proper upright posture, cadence, and body lean all promote less stress with running.”
  • 2 posture stretches the every runner should do: (1) downward dog and (2) the standing hip flexor
  • "Prevention is best," says Smith. "Use adjunct activities such as yoga, kettlebell, or a specific program designed by a skilled therapist to compliment your running and keep your body well balanced and functionally efficient.”


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