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Countdown to the big race, October 13, 2019

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Remain healthy throughout your training.

Remaining healthy throughout your training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the key to crossing the finish line on race day. Here are some tips from supporting sponsor, Athletico Physical Therapy.

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5 Ways to stop knee pain in runners
When knee pain occurs, one of the treatment options is physical therapy. Physical therapists are trained to examine, diagnose and treat knee pain to help patients return to the activities they love.  Here are five ways to stop knee pain in runners.
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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. Read more

IT band syndrome: The top 5 causes and solutions

Marathon training 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. Read more

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? Read more

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. Read more

If you experience any aches or pains as you train for this year’s race, Athletico would be happy to see you for a complimentary injury screening at any of their 400+ locations. Request your appointment.

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