When I was preparing to go to college, I did not yet know what I wanted to be when I grew up. All I knew was that I wanted to do a job that helped people. Over the course of the next few years, I would discover athletic training. After several years of practicing as an athletic trainer, I would realize that my experience in distance running made me well suited to treat runners as a clinician. I started Superior Running Medicine in order to bring my gifts to a larger number of people – not just those who are fortunate enough to run at a Division 1 university. Below I will highlight the top five gifts that Superior Running Medicine can give you!
1. Personalized Injury Prevention
Let’s face it, we are all pretty busy. As much as we love running, sometimes it can be hard to find time in our day to get out for a run. The #1 excuse I hear for not doing preventative exercises is not wanting to take the time. At Superior Running Medicine, we perform a movement analysis to determine which prevention exercises YOU would actually benefit from. I will never ask you to waste your precious time on things that won’t give you the best results.
2. Video Gait Analysis
Do you tend to get the same aches and pains any time you try to increase your running mileage? Have you been struggling to improve your race times? Or do you simply want to ensure that you will be able to run throughout your whole life? The special insights you can gain from a video gait analysis will help with all of those things. I can help you find out whether something about your running gait is leading to those pains. A gait analysis can also find areas where you can become a more efficient runner which will make you faster. To learn more, read this previous blog post on gait analysis.
3. Healthy Runner Treatments
Taking good care of your body while it is healthy is key to preventing problems down the road. One of the mottos I live by is “Listen to your body’s whispers before it has to scream.” At Superior Running Medicine, we utilize a variety of techniques that improve mobility and reduce discomfort caused by muscle tension or fascial adhesions. You and I will work together to determine which treatments will most benefit you, but options include cupping, tool assisted massage (scraping) and Active Release Technique. More will be coming in 2023!
4. Customized Training Plans
Are you getting back into running after some time off? Have you “graduated” from physical therapy but aren’t sure how much or how often to run? As a running athletic trainer, creating or modifying training plans to fit your needs is one of my areas of expertise. If you have a plan or training methodology you are interested in using, we can definitely work with that!
Superior Running Medicine operates out of the LightSpeed Lift Movement Center in Duluth, MN. The LightSpeed Lift is an amazing bodyweight support system that is incredibly comfortable and easy to use. The weight reduction is an incredible tool for progressing back from an injury, reducing load to prevent injury, OR facilitating speed training to improve your performances.
I would love to share my gifts with you if you see a service above you could benefit from! Click here to schedule a visit.