Running Injury Q & A With My Physical Therapist

If there is one thing runners are good at, it's getting injured. We don't do it on purpose! Running can be tough on your body. Ask any runner who has been forced to take time off after developing of a running related injury and you'll quickly learn the importance of prehab-ing injuries in lieu of rehabbing them.

My Physical Therapist Mike Riccardi of the award winning sports clinic Finish Line Physical Therapy here in New York City has been INSTRUMENTAL in keeping me injury free. After developing runner's knee two months before the New York City Marathon in 2014, I became a firm believer in investing in Physical Therapy once a week. Over the past two years, Mike has helped me resolve calf issues, sprained ankles, and all sorts of aches and pains all while keeping runner's knee and IT band issues at bay.

Struggling with a running related injury? From knee pain, IT band issues, plantar faciitis to compression sleeves and recovery, Mike is answering your questions in this three part Q &A!

Part 1: Shin splints, strength training, meniscus issues, knee pain, and foam rolling!

For more injury prevention, follow Finish Line Physical Therapy on Instagram via @FinishLinePT! They often share tips, tricks, stretches and exercises to help you prehab running related injuries!

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Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.


Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.