Runners: Stop Running through Pain

Patient of the Month: A Runner Who Stopped Pushing Through Pain...

"I've learned a lot about the differences between pain, soreness, and discomfort."

Meet Judy! This early bird is the first patient in the clinic and never stops working until she walks out the door at 8am!  As an avid runner Judy knows how to push her body through training and races, but when her hip started to bother her after the Chicago marathon, she knew it was time to get help! 

Judy constantly works hard and never complains! Since starting PT, she has gone from being nervous about running to loving being out on the road! Watch for her to complete the NYC Marathon in 2015!

In her own words…

Three words to describe me...

Dedicated, Focused and Committed

What brought you to PT? 

While training for the Houston Marathon, I started to experience pain in my left leg. I finally hit the point of not being able to run without pain. My coach suggested I come to IronPT.

I've learned a lot about the differences between pain, soreness, and discomfort. This has been crucial for me to learn as it will help me going forward to know when to reach out for help. 

How have you benefitted from PT? 

I cannot believe how much better I am doing. Not only am I physically improving, but it has helped me feel more secure again in my running and enjoy my running. The environment you create at IronPT is great. It's very personalized and there's no "can't". 

What are you most excited about getting back to? 

I am looking forward to being able to take some cross-training classes that involve jumping and jump roping. My goal for 2015 is to run the NYC Marathon pain free and happy!