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Ever have pain with running?  PT may be able to help you! If you’re like most runners, running is an important aspect of your wellbeing and impacts your physical and mental health.  It’s no wonder that most runners run through the pain: for a lot of people, the benefits of running outweigh the cons.  But over time, these aches and pains can lead to tissue damage and long term movement problems that are more challenging to overcome.  Invest in your future and seek treatment sooner rather than later

for an easier recovery process and to prevent future injuries! If this sounds familiar to you, consider seeking out a physical therapist.  Therapists specialize in assessing and helping improve human movement.  Most insurances do not require you see a doctor and have a script before you see a therapist. You can call to make an appointment with us today! At your first appointment, you will see a therapist for an hour.  The purpose will be for the therapist to provide you with insight into your running mechanics by performing a slow motion analysis while you run and a thorough evaluation that assesses flexibility, joint mobility, stability, and movement coordination.  The therapist will work with you to build a plan of care that is unique to you. To avoid aches and pains with running, here are some tips from our therapists: 

  • Never increase your total weekly mileage by more than 10-15% per week.

  • Your longest run should never be greater than the sum of your other runners in a given week.

  • Never introduce speed while increasing your mileage. 

Julia Smith, DPT, OCS Restore PT and Wellness 44927 George Washington Blvd, STE 210 | Ashburn, VA 20147 Phone: (571) 291-9936 | mail:

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