Physical Performance Tests & Clearance Considerations for Distance Runners
This document provides practitioners, who work with runners, with a group of physical performance tests (PPTs) or functional assessments that can be used for the sake of improved decision making in confidently returning a runner back to training. The primary goal of this battery of tests is to challenge a runner through specific regions, tissues, and movements that mimic the performance demands of running. The ability to successfully complete these tests should ultimately give both the practitioner and runner greater confidence in the runner’s ability to withstand the performance demands of distance running. Ultimately, our goal is to help you answer every runner's most pressing question, "When can I run?"
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