Every day I find myself working with injured runners in an effort to return them to a float phase. During my treatment sessions, I inevitably sound like a broken record. Below is a list of the things I commonly find myself saying to clients seeking my services. Drum roll please....
1. Don't worry, you are just suffering from a simple case of RSS..."Runner's Stupidity Syndrome."
2. Believe it or not, running is a skill that needs to be learned.
3. Novice runners are more fragile.
4. Stiffness is your friend and enemy.
5. Eccentric & concentric actions work in a complimentary manner.
6. Forefoot or reafoot strike pattern isn't much of a concern to me provided that you don't overstride.
7. You are only as good as your last injury and the extent that you rehabbed it.
8. Expect strike asymmetry with track runners.
9. Gluteus medius timing is more important than strength when it comes to running.
10. If you have phenomenal ROM you better have phenomenal strength and control.
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