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New blog post - http://predawnrunner.com/pt - if you are undergoing physical therapy to rehab from injury, make sure you're getting your money and time's worth. Here are 10 signs you may not be.

  • David P.
    David P.

    All great points. The problem is that it is hard to find a good PT. Getting a non-sports PT is a waste of time in my opinion.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Lynn G.
    Lynn G.

    LOVE! Agree with David...I asked around and found a PT who specializes in runners not in helping folks learn to shower again without enough narcs to kill a herd of elephants ;)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Brian C.
    Brian C.

    I'm lucky I've never needed one but if I ever do I know what to look out for though. Thanks!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Anthony S.
    Anthony S.

    "10. The therapist himself is often injured." Need that.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • B0b
    B0b

    I find that bringing the therapist bagels or donuts really helps.

    over 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Steve Shep
    Steve Shep

    Good list Greg. Important post. I brought mine a 6-pack of craft beer for the holidays and had a upgrade in service and attn to detail, that's for sure.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Sarah G.
    Sarah G.

    Definitely hard to find. I feel that I've found a lot of what I need in Keye's. His work combined with copying a lot of what @Mike does makes a good combination :)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Christopher H.
    Christopher H.

    I've had my share of dud PTs and I agree with you 100%. They can waste 4 hours or more of your time each week if you're not careful. In the worst case, they 'fix' one problem only to cause another. So ... nowadays I won't go to PT without a specific plan worked out with my sports doc. If the PT won't work through the plan, then I'm not interested.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Maggie H.
    Maggie H.

    This is so timely for me Greg! Thanks so much!!! Although I like @Btb's suggestion too!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • David P.
    David P.

    Funny that you wrote this today. My wife was complaining about outer knee pain and I told here that she had ITBS but she didn't believe me. She went to the Cleveland Clinic today and lo and behold they diagnosed as such. They told her not to run on it but I convinced her that this is hogwash and it can be resolved while still running. I have had it before and was able to cure. Obviously, Strength Running's ITB routine was prescribed by Dr Dave. I had to laugh.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Daisy G.
    Daisy G.

    Nice post. I've been through 6 rounds of PT. 2 post-op, 4 for overuse injuries. 2 most important points for me--1)Find a PT who runs and treats a lot of runners. I'm lucky that one of my training partners is married to a PT and he hooked me up. 2. Establish a partnership where info is flowing both ways since most PTS wont be up on/fans of everything. For instance, not all PTs like taping, but the best ones I've had have helped me do it--watched me run with the tape, etc because I know it works for me.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Nathan F.
    Nathan F.

    Good article thank you for sharing Greg. I agree with most of these things as sometimes we forget the importance of our visit and new visits to new therapists it's good to keep this in mind.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Jim S.
    Jim S.

    Well said!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Marie
    Marie

    When you find someone that actually is an athlete you've got to not let them move or retire! Even my GP is a distance runner so I've lucked out!

    over 2 years ago Like