Today I am going a few easy miles with Kasey Hill, a doctor in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Runners of all levels can benefit from the easy and quick suggestions Kasey provides to keep your running body in working order.
Kasey is particularly interested in making sure things are done correctly in order to prevent the problems in the first place.
Running was not always a part of Kasey’s life, yet he still experienced injuries common to runners.
During his time in residency, he met some doctors and therapists that got him on the road to recovery with a proper diagnosis.
His experience ignited a passion for physical medicine and injury prevention.
“Running Strong” is the training group Kasey formed as a way to do preventative work for runners.
Gait analysis is one of the first areas he addresses for an injured runner.
Overstriding is one of the biggest causes of injury.
Kasey is a believer in, “meeting the person where they’re at and developing the system.”
A person’s body needs to be ready to make changes.
#Glutes To The Max
Glute strength is not just important in running but can help in any sport.
Running requires lateral stability which is increased when glutes are stronger.
When beginning glute exercises it’s important to work progressively through each move.
Start with the hardest exercise you can do well.
Something as simple as walking around more and sitting less can go a long way to strengthening glute muscles.
Bridges are another exercise that can be done anywhere and provide big benefits.
Small Changes Reap Big Returns
Strength training is one of the best things runners can do to prevent injury and increase performance.
Foot strength is an area often overlooked by runners.
“Toe Yoga,” will help with balance and strengthening the feet and can be done anytime just standing around.
Kasey offers his “Running Strong” class as a way to ensure that 1 hour per week a person is held accountable.
With so much incorrect information available it can be difficult to know what to believe.
Kasey suggests thoroughly reading and researching to find what works for you.
Focus on more research-based and less opinion based articles.
The more you study and learn the more options you will have.
Mentioned In This Episode:
- Running Strong Gait Analysis
- Wild Azalea Trail
- Running Rewired, Jay Dicharry
- Anatomy For Runners, Jay Dicharry
- Running & Injury Prevention Part 1
- Running & Injury Prevention Part 2
- Toe Yoga for Runners (video)
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