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PEAK Physical Therapy presents Runners Corner Q&A with Tony Harden, PT Q - When cross training what gym exercises should runners AVOID
Q - What's new in the PEAK PT world with helping runners stay healthy?
A - ASTYM and Power Plate. The combination of ASTYM (soft tissue mobilization) and Power Plate (stretching and strengthening) for ITB, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis and Anterior knee pain has been a great tool in battling these nagging runners conditions.
We call it SCRAPE - RATTLE AND ROLL!
Meaning ASTYM, Power Plate and keep you running.
(click on the links on the left for more detail on both).
Q - What's the biggest mistake you see runners making in dealing with their injuries?
A - MACHINES, MACHINES, MACHINES! Knee extension machines, HS machines, hip abduction machines, hip adduction machines. These give the muscle the wrong input as to what you are trying to tell them to do during running.
For the more technical runners: The machines are training the muscle concentrically not eccentrically and in an open chained environment. Running is primarily an eccentric activity in a closed chain environment.
If you have further questions please contact Tony Harden, PT
Q - When cross training what gym exercises should runners AVOID
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