Ask ten people what physical therapy is to them you will get ten different answers. Ask ten people what physical therapy did – or didn’t do – for them and you’ll get ten different answers. Why is this?
Most elite and professional runner’s I’ve worked with over the years cringe at the thought of treadmill running. A select few enjoy it. Opinions on the benefits – or lack thereof – are varied and anecdotal.
Motivation for sports participation includes enjoyment, social outlet, stress management, and cardiac, musculoskeletal and general health. As we age, there is the desire to continue to be active and avoid injury.
Often referenced as one of the top three running related injuries, plantar fasciopathy – commonly termed plantar fasciitis or plantar fasciosis – can be one of the most painful and limiting of running related injuries.