Tualatin: Mon-Thur, 7 AM - 5 PM
19260 SW 65th Ave, Suite 285
Tualatin OR 97062
Telephone: 503 927 1012
RUNNING INJURIES • SPECIALIZED ASSESSMENTS • SPORTS MEDICINE
Beaverton, Tualatin Medical Clinics
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Contact: HANS KROESE, P.T. BSED, MOMT, SPM
Telephone 503 927 1012
Orthopedic Physical Therapy and the Treatment of Running Injuries
As is often the case with running injuries the pain goes away when you stop running. What do you do though when the tissue surrounding the joints keeps getting hurt following periods of rest? How do you treat injured muscle, tendon, ligament, joint cartilage, and bone?
Providing the injured tissue with the optimal environment for healing is paramount to return to running. My approach addresses minimizing impact forces to those structures that are weakest and at greatest risk of working beyond their threshold of capacity or breakdown point.
Facilitating the body's natural ability to heal itself requires a comprehensive gait analysis and a musculoskeletal evaluation to determine what the origin of pain is. Minimizing impact forces on joint and connective tissue involves correcting running mechanics and creating customized Running Recovery Training Schedules (based on distance, speed, and/or duration).
Running Mechanics Training and Recovery Schedules are supplemented with Running Related Strengthening Exercises. Training schedules must have the proper dosage of volume, duration, intensity, and frequency. Emphasis on healthy running behavior includes having variety in all your training. From speed to form, from footwear to mileage schedules, variety is king.
Runners may get locked into one distance and don't mix up long and short runs, interval, stride, speed, tempo runs, varied terrain, minimalist work, etc. Efficiency, sustainable running, and enjoyment, takes regular attention to stride and integrity. Our goal is to be efficient and effective in our training, to condition our bodies so we can continue doing what we enjoy most and outperform on prior milestones or PRs, and to have precision in everything we do related to running.
Other aspects of treatment equally important are Manual Therapy to alleviate pain and stiffness, Therapeutic Exercises, Graston, Soft Tissue and Deep Tissue Mobilization, Form and Running Drills. Coaching is essential in pushing yourself and raising your running experience to a new level. Consistency is the key to running your best.
Running is a linear sport. Compared to soccer, football, basketball, rugby which impacts our joints in a destructive way runners have been found to have healthier joints. My background includes a Physical Education and Sports Massage degree from the Netherlands, a Masters degree in Manual Therapy, and 26 years experience. I have worked for most major hospitals in San Diego, CA and since 12 years working for a major Portland based hospital. I have a degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College, NY.
FROM YOUR FIRST ONE MILE RUN,
TO YOUR NEXT 100 MILE ULTRA-MARATHON.