Gain a better understanding of how the musculoskeletal system functions and responds to training. Develop a practical and effective training plan to address the regions where injuries most often occur: feet and toes, ankles, knees, hips, and low back. Learn how a combination of targeted strength training, mobility exercises, and running drills can improve running form, economy, and performance.
When injuries inevitably happen, you’ll know how to identify them, treat them, and recover from them. Get targeted recommendations for some of the most common issues runners face, such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, shin splints, hamstring tendinitis and tendinopathy, and IT band syndrome.
Throughout, you’ll hear from 17 runners on how the techniques in this book helped them overcome their injuries and got them quickly and safely back to training and racing. You’ll also find an in-depth discussion of alternative therapies such as acupuncture, cupping, CBD, cryotherapy, and cleanses to help you separate fact from fiction and decide for yourself which, if any, of these therapies to pursue.
Injuries can and do happen, but with Run Healthy you’ll be running strong for many years to come.
Earn continuing education credits/units! A continuing education exam that uses this book is also available. It may be purchased separately or as part of a package that includes both the book and exam.
AudienceRunners, running coaches, physical therapists, personal trainers, and athletic trainers.
Chapter 1. Understanding the Body’s Tissues and Their Healing Processes
Chapter 2. Navigating Your Treatment Options
Chapter 3. Injuries to Muscle and Bone
Chapter 4. Soft Tissue Maintenance
Part II. Body Regions
Chapter 5. Feet and Toes
Chapter 6. Ankles
Chapter 7. Knees
Chapter 8. Hips
Chapter 9. Low Back
Part III. Common Conditions
Chapter 10. Plantar Fasciitis
Chapter 11. Achilles Tendinitis
Chapter 12. Shin Splints
Chapter 13. Hamstring Tendinitis and Tendinopathy
Chapter 14. IT Band Syndrome
Part IV. Healthy Training
Chapter 15. Principles of Smart Training
Chapter 16. Ideal Running Form
Chapter 17. Nutrition and Fueling
Chapter 18. Alternative Therapies and Myth Busting
—Ali Feller, Host of the Ali on the Run Show Podcast
I saw this book at the NATA Convention and liked the exercises and supporting photos. However I was very disappointed after reading the section on medical professionals. As an Athletic Trainer (ATC) on the collegiate level who has been certified in Active Release as well as Dry Needling, I was offended that Athletic Trainers were not listed as medical professionals involved with the healthcare of competitive runners.