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Injury prevention is a top concern for any athlete. Whether you are running, walking, or competing in triathlons, incorporating massaging, strengthening, and stretching into your training routine can reduce your chance of running related injuries.
According to Cassidy Phillips, ISSA-CFT, Founder of Trigger Point Performance Therapy and RE-GEN Performance, “training by massaging, strengthening, and toning the below 6 key areas of the body, your body can maintain structural integrity, creating a platform for optimal performance.”
The 6 Performance Enhancement Areas Of The Body
- 1 – Soleus
- 2 – Quadriceps
- 3 – IT Band
- 4 – Psoas
- 5 – Piriformis
- 6 – Pectorals
A strong core and muscular balance combined with regular fitness routines that incorporate stability balls, foam rollers, and resistance bands can significantly reduce your chance of running injuries. Additionally, stretching re-establishes the muscles normal range of motion. By re-establishing your range of motion, your body is able to implement proper biomechanics. The greater the range of motion within the muscle, the less susceptible the muscle and associated joints are to injury.
If you are currently injured you can begin to incorporate these practices into your routine to build your core foundation and enhance your performance. Also, in order to keep minor injuries from turning into major, heat and ice therapies can be used to minimize stiffness and swelling. Always remember R.I.C.E. – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.
Injury Prevention Tools
Trigger Point Therapy
The TP Starter Set includes the essential building blocks for managing minor aches and pains in the lower leg.
Medi Dyne Pro Stretch
The patented ProStretch conditioning and stretching devices isolates the lower leg muscles, tendons and ligaments for the ultimate deep stretch. A favorite of physical therapists, trainers and pro athletes. problems.
Created by the makers of the Strassburg Sock, the Runner’s Remedy line of Cold Compression Therapy Products are developed by Medical Professionals to help provide relief from some of the most common running related injuries.
Cold + Compression = Therapy
Shin Wrap, Achilles Wrap, Arch Wrap ,Replacement Ice Packs
The device consists of a tubular knit material that fits “over the calf” with 2 attached adjustable straps to maintain the foot in a neutral to slightly stretched position. When worn at night the device will apply a force which results in the reduction and/or elimination of the pain felt during those first steps in the morning.