Running can place up to 3 times your body weight of force on the body. Because of this extremely high demand, having a strong core is important. The core muscles include the diaphragm, transverse abdominus, rectus abdominus, obliques, pelvic floor, and multifidus. These muscles provide stability to the trunk when the arms and legs are being used, as well as through an axial load (which occurs during running). A strong core to absorb all of the force described above with running is critical to prevent injuries. Click here for a complete core workout to help encourage core strength to help prevent injuries.
If you experience any aches or pains or something doesn’t feel quite right as you run, let our partner Athletico take the first look. Start with a free assessment and let their team fully evaluate your condition so they can recommend the best treatment option for you. There’s no cost or obligation, they just want you to start feeling better so you can cross the finish line on race day. Free assessments are available in-clinic and online through their telehealth platform. Click here to request your free assessment.
Athletico Physical Therapy is a leading provider of the highest quality orthopedic rehabilitation services to communities, employers and athletes. With the recent acquisition of Pivot Physical Therapy, Athletico operates more than 900 locations in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Our comprehensive services include physical and occupational therapy, workers’ compensation and onsite employer services, athletic training, and over 50 specialty services, including free assessments, pelvic health, spine health, hand therapy, concussion management, and more. For more information, or to find an Athletico clinic near you, visit www.athletico.com.