Hey There, Healthy Runners!
Have you ever been to a medical professional for an injury and you are told to just stop running? Have you had to give up running because you were struggling with pain? Were you starting to think it is just “par for the course” that running will cause pain?
In this week’s blog, we tackle those questions and take a dive into why you shouldn’t have to stop running because of pain! In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing the Doc On The Run podcast host, Dr. Christopher Segler!
Dr. Segler is not only an award winning foot and ankle surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) but he is a 15- time Ironman finisher, 50 miler finisher, and an avid runner!
Click the video below to watch the LIVE video within the Healthy Runner Facebook Group
Dr. Segler shared with us why runners like you should be treated differently as well as the answers to these common running injury problems:
Why standards of care that medical practitioners are taught may differ for you as a runner
Why does plantar fasciitis go so wrong in runners
When can you run with a metatarsal stress fracture
How reliable are x-rays and MRI’s are in helping injured runners decide when to run
What are the biggest mistakes injured runners make in the recovery process
In this week’s interview, Dr. Segler has a special gift for our listeners! So just for hanging out with us, we’ve got a special bonus for you.
The Runner’s Rapid Recovery Journal… It will help you recognize all of the little things you were doing in training, that you stopped doing when you got injured. It will help you figure out what you can do differently to get past an overtraining injury so you can get back to running as quickly as possible.
You can purchase it directly for $47, but we’re giving it to you FREE just for listening to the Healthy Runner Podcast interview with Doc On The Run!
Just go to https://www.docontherun.com/healthyrunner/ and let us know where I can send it.
Connect with Doctor Christopher Segler at on Doc on The Run:
I hope that you enjoy this week’s content and that it helps you next time you’re experiencing any running pain!
Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!
Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
The SPARK Healthy Runner Program includes:
– 100% customized training plan developed and monitored by myself as your running coach and physical therapist!
– 100% customized strength plan developed and monitored.
– Modifications to your plan as needed.
– LIVE on-boarding coaching call by phone or video chat.
– Weekly workout analysis and accountability.
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“I don’t have enough words to express my gratitude towards Duane Scotti and the Spark Healthy Runner program. When I started working with Duane, I had been dealing with chronic shin splints/posterior tibialis tendinitis for almost a year.
I had worked with multiple other coaches and physical therapists with little success and was at the point of almost giving up on my love for running. Duane is so kind, thoughtful and knowledgeable as both a physical therapist and running coach. Our first virtual meeting lasted two hours because he was so meticulous in his assessment. His strength and running program is progressive and created so that you can continue to build strength and mileage as you heal. His strength program is unique, effective, and fun.
Additionally, his warm-up routine is awesome and includes drills that over time have made me a more efficient runner. His training platform is easy to use, and he is always readily available to chat when problems or questions arise.
Over four months of working with Duane, I have built back to five days a week of running and am almost back up to my pre-injury weekly mileage and long run distance. Whenever I have flare ups or setbacks, Duane reassures me and makes necessary adjustments so that I can continue to progress in my running journey. I have had so much success with him so far that I have signed on for four more months so that he can help me to continue getting stronger as I train for the Dopey challenge in Disney World.
If you are struggling with a running injury and are feeling hopeless, you have to reach out to Duane Scotti. Of course, you will have to put in a lot of hard work, but with Duane by your side, you will be able to achieve your goals and more. Thank you Spark Healthy Runner for bringing the spark back to my running!”
You can teach an old dog new tricks!!! I have never considered myself a runner and I knew I needed to be smart about it because I am no spring chicken. Spark preached getting strong and healthy to be injury free and they practice what they preach. I am soooo glad I made the investment in me! I finished my half marathon last weekend and couldn’t be any happier! The program fed me all the steps I needed to essentially learn how to run long distance, build strength, nutrition help, a forum of other runners and probably most important was the 1:1 coaching. I had no idea how to tackle training for a 1/2 marathon and this program broke all of it down, had it individualized for me and we tweaked as we went to make sure I was staying healthy and strong. I had so many questions the week prior to my race and Coach Cat was always there for me and answering all the questions and issues I had-and believe me there were a lot! The biggest benefit I think I got was the strength. I am strong and fit. But most important was what I gained emotionally. I built confidence and strength I didn’t know I had, even at my age. Honestly could not have done this without Spark Healthy Runners!
My Healthy Runner journey started after I had battled bilateral achilles pain for a few months and was frustrated how it affected my running. As soon as I talked to Duane I knew I had made the right decision. His positivity, enthusiasm and genuine care are infectious. The training plan that was tailored to me included specific exercises to rehab my injury and I was so excited that I didn’t have to stop running. It took patience to only run slow for a few weeks but I trusted the process and it got me me to where I am now: running pain free. We made adjustments to the plan throughout whenever needed having someone in your corner that is always there with guidance and support throughout the process was invaluable.
I just ran my second half marathon, both with Duane’s coaching, and PR’d by over 9 minutes! I got all choked up in the last mile when I realized that I felt strong and could still kick it up a notch.
I’m so thankful for the Healthy Runner program, community and the entire coaching team for all the support!