If you are looking someone that specializes in the treatment of running injuries, we can help. Our doctors of physical therapy and expert staff not only treat people with running related injuries, we are avid runners, triathletes, and competitors. We know what you are going through…that’s what makes us the logical choice for running injury treatment in Brooklyn.
Running is Your Passion – You’re Part of a Special Group We Can Relate To
Running has grown to become one of the most popular forms of exercise in the country, as more than 40 million Americans claim that they run on a regular basis. If you count yourself as one of the many runners out there, then you’re clearly on to something. As runners are well aware, regular running has been associated with a host of health-related benefits, which include reduced blood pressure, a lower risk for heart disease, better sleeping habits and brain performance, and an improved mood with less stress and anxiety. However, sometimes these health benefits come at a painful price.
Running Injuries are Common
There is only one small problem: running lots of miles frequently puts a great deal of stress on the legs and feet. As a result, runners are at a fairly high risk for getting injured, especially those that run extreme distances like marathoners and long-distance runners.
Approximately 25% of all runners are dealing with some type of injury at any given point in time. Most running-related injuries affect the knees, ankles or feet, and they can either result from a single incident or develop over the course of time. Some of the most common running injuries include shin splints, runner’s knee, Achilles tendinitis, patellar tendinitis, ankle sprains, jumper’s knee and patellar instability. The symptoms of each of these conditions are different, but they all prevent runners from doing what they love in a similar way.
We are the Running Specialists in Brooklyn
There are several ways to hasten the recovery process after an injury and help runners return to their routine as quickly as possible, but the best way to accomplish this is with physical therapy. Our running specialists in one of our four Brooklyn offices have worked with a number of locals…both amateurs and elite athletes. In fact, the owner of Park Sports Physical Therapy was a competitive triathlete himself. Each running rehab program will be different based on the type and seriousness of the injury, but your first visit with us will consist of the following:
- A thorough past medical history
- A review of your current complaints
- A complete physical exam
- A dynamic biomechanical analysis of your gait
- Footwear evaluation and review
- Custom treatment program
- A plan to get you back on the road
So if you’re currently dealing with any type of running-related injury or are concerned with your risk for experiencing an injury in the future, we strongly recommend that you schedule some time with one of our doctors of physical therapy as soon as possible. Doing so will get you back to your running routine and help keep your injury risk at a minimal moving forward.