Training Tips From Athletico

Remaining healthy throughout your training for the Oak Brook Half-Marathon is the key to crossing the finish line on race day. Here are some tips from Athletico Physical Therapy, the Official Provider of Physical Therapy for the Oak Brook Half-Marathon.

Strengthen and Stretch: It’s what the Glutes and Piriformis Need
Distance running can contribute to tight and sore gluteal complex and piriformis muscles. Stretching and strengthening these muscles will help you run more efficiently and avoid injury.
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IT Band Syndrome: The Top 5 Causes and Solutions
Running season is here and a lot of you want to hit the ground running, but instead, you hit the ground hurting…hurting on the outside of your knee. If that’s the case, you could have IT band syndrome. Here are some solutions to a few of the most common causes.
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5 Free and easy solutions for plantar fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis can be a real pain in the foot. If you’ve ever had pain in the bottom of your foot with the first few steps out of bed in the morning, you’ve probably had some experience with this painful condition.
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Dealing with the Pain of Shin Splints
The term “shin splints” gets tossed around a lot among runners. What exactly are shin splints, what causes them, and how can you alleviate them if you already are affected by them?
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Hip Flexor Tightness in Distance Runners
As runners begin to build their mileage, they can start to experience hip flexor pain and tightness. In runners, tight hip flexors are mainly caused by repetitive use and weak glutes. Here are some tips for relieving that tightness.
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If you experience any aches or pains as you train for race day, we would be happy to see you for a complimentary injury screening at any of our 80+ locations. To learn more or request your appointment, click here.

And be sure to visit the Athetico tent at the Oak Brook Half-Marathon for a complimentary stretch after the race!


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