If you are a runner, you are probably overjoyed by the fact that you are still able to safely run during the COVD-19 pandemic. Not only are you able to run, you are actually encouraged to do so as it is important not just for your fitness, but also your immune and mental health.
Your running, however, has probably changed:
- There’s an additional onslaught of runners who have taken to the streets and the trails since finding themselves with more time on their hands
- Your running gear now includes a face covering
- Your obstacle maneuvering skills have significantly improved as you fight to maintain a safe distance from others
- You are running solo rather than with groups and friends
- Your focus and structure has changed as cancelled or virtual races have become the norm
While running is still allowed, it has changed.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
With all of the current changes to your running, this may be a perfect opportunity for you to make additional adaptations to not just survive, but to thrive.
If you have a chronic, low grade injury that tends to flare up with an increase in intensity or mileage, this may be the time to do something about it.
Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to become a more efficient or faster runner?
Possibly you’ve heard that you should be doing strength training but you’re just not sure what you should be doing.
Luckily for you, OP is here to help.
Through Limitless Running, we have both in-clinic and virtual options to perform a gait analysis that will identify the problem areas in your running form. With follow up visits including gait retraining to correct your form and a re-assessment to ensure that you are on the right track, we’ll be able to help you get back to running without injury and with improved efficiency.
Our highly trained physical therapists are also runners who enjoy spending their free time geeking out over the optimal knee bend during initial contact and what percent of running cadence increase has been shown to be most beneficial in the newest systematic review. They have a plethora of information to share with you and encourage you to pick their brains.
If you would like to learn more about our new program, head to our webpage here.