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Achilles Tendonitis Healthy Runner Case Study

Do you have stiffness in the back of your ankle around your achilles and up into your calf first thing in the morning or at the start of your runs?

 

Have you tried ice, rest, and not training for the race you really want to do because you have or had achilles tendonitis before?

 

In this LIVE interview, Lisa Glover is going to share how she overcame this common/ stubborn running injury.

 

 

Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!

 

Watch the video from our Facebook Live by clicking the video below!

 

Lisa is open about the struggles she was going through trying to stay healthy, starting out as a new runner during the pandemic but couldn’t run because of her achilles pain.

 

She then will share her story of what helped most in getting over this condition and how she is running double digit long runs for the first time in her life!

 

If you are struggling with any running related injury whether it is achilles tendon pain, hamstring tendon pain, runners knee, ITB syndrome, or plantar fasciitis you will be inspired by Lisa’s story and be able to take some pointers from this conversation on how you can start feeling better now! 

 

If you are a runner who is determined to run, and will not take no for an answer, and you don’t want to be told to stop running AND you don’t mind putting in the work to get better then the specific strategies Lisa shares with you will be help!

 

Learn more about Achilles Tendonitis in these previous Blog Posts:

 

Episode 60:

Why Does My Achilles Hurt When I Run? Part 1 

https://sparkyourtraining.com/why-does-my-achilles-tendon-hurt-when-i-run/

 

Episode 61:

Achilles Tendonitis: Treatment and Prevention 

https://sparkyourtraining.com/achilles-tendonitis-treatment-and-prevention/

 

Learn more about the Coaching Program that Lisa went through to overcome her Achilles pain and run her first half marathon here:

 

https://sparkyourtraining.com/service/coaching/

 

Want to see if you are a good fit to work with Dr. Scotti 1:1 through his run coaching program?  Schedule a slot on his calendar here:

https://calendly.com/duanescotticoaching/30-minute-strategy-session

 

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You can listen to all the information in this episode on the Healthy Runner Podcast…available wherever you get your podcasts!

 

 

Here is what other runners are saying about the podcast

 

 

Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!

 

Warmest regards,

 

– Duane

 

Duane Scotti, PT, PhD, DPT

Physical Therapist For Runners

Board Certified, OCS

(203) 376-6514

 

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