I just got a great question from a runner with a cuboid fracture. He signed up for four weekly coaching calls as he was returning to running.
He just wanted to make sure that he didn’t make the fracture worse as he was actually getting back to activity.
He asked, “Once I start running outside, can I use the Alter-G treadmill to add miles and speed while lowering overall tissue stress?”
Can I use the Alter-G treadmill to add miles and speed while lowering overall tissue stress after recovering from an injury?
That’s a great question and that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
Let’s say you have been injured. You’ve been a good little patient. You waited around, you have done nothing. You have endured a frustrating period of boredom. And you finally started running again. That’s great!
Today’s episode came from a webcam call I did with a recovering runner. She has a stress fracture but her foot was good enough to run outside.
The question was about whether or not an injured runner should keep using something like an AlterG treadmill to maintain running fitness while continuing to heal and recover from a stress fracture.
After healing a stress fracture, should I use the AlterG treadmill even after I’ve started running outside?
Well, that’s a great question, and that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
Today’s episode comes from a recent question from a runner who I advised to begin running on this thing called an AlterG treadmill.
First of all, I do not own an AlterG treadmill. I do not own the company. I don’t own stock in the company. I do not get paid a referral fee or anything else if you use one.
I’m not pitching the AlterG treadmill because I get paid for it.
But the AlterG treadmill is a tool that I not only use frequently with athletes who are returning to running, but it is a tool that I teach physicians at conferences to use with their patients as well.
How can you get access to an AlterG treadmill when the physical therapy place says no?
That’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »