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#534 Best protocol for runners is a customized recovery plan!

I was just giving a talk recently at the IFAF where I was talking about protocols that I use with injured runners to help them get back to activity after common foot and ankle injuries that happen to runners. The thing is, and what I was telling them is there are a few things that I use as protocols. When I say my protocol or a doctor says protocol for a stress fracture is six weeks in a boot or two weeks on crutches, that is their protocol and that is a cookie-cutter treatment plan. So in many ways, those decisions are made before you even show up and see the doctor. But what you really need is a customized treatment plan. The best protocol for injured runners is a customized recovery plan and that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.

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