Dr. Christopher Segler is not your average podiatrist.
This 14-time Ironman is an expert in pushing the body to the limit without doing too much.
That is a fine line to walk, but it is possible.
Dr. Segler started running young, and spend many weekends running in the various races in his neighborhood.
His passion for the Ironman began around the same time, after watching a broadcast of the Hawaiian Ironman on television.
Dr. Segler’s willingness to suffer serves him well as an endurance athlete. And that same ability to endure certainly helped him on the way to becoming a doctor as well!
Being the Doctor
Many runners will face injuries during their time in the sport, and Dr. Selger specializes in helping runners overcome foot and ankle injuries and return to running.
Dr. Selger is also passionate about educating other doctors on how to treat running injuries. Instead of just telling their patients to quit running, he is a proponent of helping doctors work with their patients to achieve the desired outcome.
Dr. Segler does his best to treat his patients in the way that will help them continue working toward their goals instead of just trying to make the pain go away as quickly as possible.
Dr. Selger’s Tips for a Successful Doctor Visit
No matter what you think of our medical system here in the US, if you wind injured you will likely have to go and see a doctor.
When you do, you need to be your own biggest advocate! While the doctor legitimately wants you to recover and get back to running, NO ONE wants a positive outcome more than you!
With that in mind, here are some suggestions to help you make your next doctor’s visit a successful one:
- Write down all of the questions you have for the doctor.
- Know your running goals and explain them to the doctor.
- Take somebody else with you!
- Be persistent in extracting the information you need.
Check out the all of the free information, online courses, and more that Dr. Segler has available on his Website.
Check out Dr. Segler’s book Runner’s Heel Pain!
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