The ol’ marathon doesn’t feel like it used to at age 60. The bottom line is that running is, for the most part, an extra-curricular human activity. That is to say: it is not really something we must do to maintain our livelyhood the way that squirrels, rabbits or other mammals have to. And though we may enjoy it, the job of running comes at a cost to our bodies. Sports physical therapy and other physical therapy activities can be the magic answer to keeping your body going past 60 or even 70 years old.
There are two ways to categorize injury: chronic or acute. For the most part, running injuries are chronic, or they develop as a result of long-term erosion of the body. However, some running injuries are acute, or they happen suddenly while running such as an ankle twist. The first thing to keep in mind when considering your long-term running health is actually what happened when you were a child. Around 33% of all sports-related injuries happen to children and if they aren’t addressed properly from the start, they can be a big headache in the long run so find physical therapist right away!
Another big concern for runners, knees and backs. Physical therapy activities for back pain includes a lot of core work. Knees are most common sports injury and those who have knee injuries are nearly 6-fold more likely to need a knee replacement. Knee replacements aren’t great for running, so caring for your knees as well as your back are of premium importance.
You should never consider physical and sports medicine and rehabilitation a from of resignation. Accepting help is quite the opposite. Engaging in physical therapy activities is the best way to keep your body going in the long term! References.