Have you ever felt pain in your foot and wondered if you have a stress fracture? Do you want to know how to tell if you have a stress fracture? In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon, runner, and triathlete, Dr. Elizabeth Bondi, DPM from Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle Specialists. Dr. Bondi provided a ton of value educating us on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prevention and how we can get back to running after a stress fracture.
This episode is filled with so many important facts and information. Dr. Bondi is brilliant with her knowledge and shares fantastic content for the running community.
Dr. Bondi shares the answers to many questions including –
Click the video below to watch the LIVE video within the Healthy Runner Facebook Group
Within this episode, we discuss many different methods to prevent stress fractures. One of the most important topics is making sure that as a healthy runner, we are focusing on strengthening our muscles and not running to train, but training to run! A big risk factor for stress fractures involves weak musculature and not having strength training in your program.
In the following section of our blog, we’ve linked the videos to exercises and stretches that can be beneficial to you as a runner! Dr. Bondi talked about the importance of incorporating these into your program for preventing stress fractures. Please take a moment to check them out and add them into your training program!
Connect with Dr. Bondi at Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle Specialists.
Are you thinking about running a virtual half marathon this year? Maybe you are thinking about tackling your first half marathon or you could be an experienced half marathon veteran looking to get your running fitness back during COVID.
Guys, I created a program for you and I took everything I learned over the last 17 years as a physical therapist and running coach and packaged it together to create an 8-week virtual and in-person training program to help you conquer your fall virtual half marathon!
With this program, I will provide you with new concepts and techniques each week that will help build you up in reaching your half marathon goal. As each week passes, you will find your strength and endurance improving, preparing you for everything your 2020 virtual race has in store, without injuries along the way. On race day, you will find a new level of confidence in your running ability being faster and stronger than ever before.
The result: Accomplishing 13.1 miles during a global pandemic when all in person races have been cancelled!
Click the link below to learn more!
Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!
Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
The SPARK Healthy Runner Program includes:
– 100% customized training plan developed and monitored by myself as a running PT and Coach.
– 100% customized strength plan developed and monitored by myself
– Modifications to your plan as needed.
– LIVE on-boarding coaching call by phone or video chat with myself
– Weekly workout analysis and accountability through your coach.
Click THIS LINK for a FREE 20 minute phone consultation and let’s chat to see if this program is a good fit for you!
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“I developed IT band syndrome during my first marathon training cycle last year and ended up in physical therapy for about 3 months. I was told not to run if I had any pain at all. I lost so much time “recovering” that I ended up deferring my registration to the next year. I spent the next summer training for the same marathon when about 6 weeks out, that familiar IT band pain returned. I could barely finish a mile. I didn’t want to go back to my physical therapist because I knew what he was going to tell me. Stop running. I was so frustrated and started to feel like marathons weren’t for me. I stumbled upon the healthy runner podcast and learned that I don’t have to stop running in order to recover from injury! I was skeptical about an online physical therapy session. But I reached out to Dr. Scotti and he was able to give me the tools to mitigate my pain within the first session! I was able to complete my training cycle and made it to the finish line of my first marathon with his help! I highly recommend!”
“I’d been dealing with Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT) for about 4 years and had been doing PT, but still had lingering pains. I just figured I’d have to suck it up and deal with it because that was as good as I was going to get. But then, I came across a podcast of Duane being interviewed by Jason Fitzgerald on PHT and how he overcame the injury, and my curiosity was piqued. I met with him virtually and he has been a GODSEND! I’m able to sit as I type this! I can bend over and get in and out of cars without pain! And, I’m RUNNING again!!! It is amazing to be able to do things that I haven’t been able to do without pain since 2016!!! Thank you so much Duane for being an incredible PT!!”
“I suffered from IT band syndrome for four years before seeing Dr. Scotti in April 2020. Before then, I couldn’t run more than about 10 minutes without stabbing pain near my left knee. I’d seen various orthopedists, physical therapists, and chiropractors looking for some relief. My career needed me to run a mile and a half within a certain amount of time, and it was impossible to do so with the knee pain. I saw Dr. Scotti and he immediately got to work! That first visit, he helped me understand the anatomy and underlying cause of my knee pain (aka IT Band syndrome). Once I understood what was happening, the course of treatment made so much sense. Not only did he have online videos of all the recommended exercises to treat the problem, his “healthy runner” Facebook group, Podcast, and YouTube videos held a wealth of information and supplemented my plan. I soon understood that running wasn’t just a casual hobby – it’s a sport and one that deserves dedication and focus. Without his dedication to the sport and his community, I wouldn’t have realized this! Over the next few months, I had many ups and downs – victories and failures – and even some tears! Two steps forward and one step back. Dr. Scotti always checked in between appointments and tweaked my plan if needed. By August, I was regularly running 3-4 miles with barely any pain! If I did get pain, it was because my dedication and focus were lacking – and I quickly picked it back up and overcame. I’m so thankful I took another chance at having my knee looked at and trusted someone else. I run regularly now and am really enjoying it. I can’t thank Dr. Scotti enough and would highly recommend him to anyone having trouble.”