Today in PT is a magazine for the physical therapy profession. They wrote:
Americans are increasingly on the run, with Running USA’s 2012 State of the Sport report counting nearly 39 million runners. Runners spend nearly $2.5 billion annually on footwear, according to the report. But, unfortunately, new shoes don’t come with accurate information and proper training to safely and successfully pursue the activity. For that, Today in PT turned to Jay Dicharry, PT, MPT, SCS, author of “Anatomy for Runners: Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention.” click here for the rest
They threw out 10 questions, and i threw out 10 answers. Check out the link if you’d like to see some of the reasons why i do what I do, a few lines on the book, and why i got into this aspect of athletic injury care in the first place.
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Thanks for all the work you’re doing, Jay. If people were aware of the advice in your book and heeded it, there would be a lot fewer injured runners out there. Anatomy for Runners should be required reading for any runner who wants to minimize their risk of injury, but unfortunately too many behave as if they prefer the pound of cure to the ounce of prevention. No idea why. Maybe because running hasn’t come easily to me and I started later in life that I’ve been conscious of form and injury avoidance from the very beginning. Meditation has also helps get in touch with bodily sensations and achieving a centered state.