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Pose Method Can Help Make Runners Faster And Reduce Risk Of Injury

Pose Method Can Help Make Runners Faster And Reduce Risk Of Injury
Now that summer is in full swing, runners are gearing up for races and triathlons. However, while running is good for overall health, it can put stress on ligaments and joints, which often results in overuse injuries. A recent study by Harvard University showed that up to 75 percent of middle and long distance runners suffer at least one injury in a year. To help runners stay injury-free and increase their speed and endurance, Accelerated Physical Therapy has adopted a new, specialized running program called "Love to Run," which includes utilization of the Pose Method, a technique that teaches runners how to more actively use gravity in order to become more efficient. The Pose Method, recommended by many elite runners, involves pulling feet upward, letting your body fall forward and taking more efficient strides. The Accelerated Pose Method specialists are among a few in the Chicago area trained to teach this...
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Training to Be a Running Yogi

Training to Be a Running Yogi
 Growing up, I was always a physical kid. I lived in the middle of the woods on a lake in central Minnesota, where the nearest town with more than 1,000 people was 20 miles away. Needless to say, I had to make my own fun, which wasn’t very difficult considering I had ample amounts of nature’s playground to work with. My brother and I would swim and waterski; we would play baseball and volleyball, and ride our bikes around our yard. I also grew up dancing—enjoying many hours of practice each week for more than 14 years. Through all of that activity, though, I never gave any serious thought to running. I dreaded—dreaded—the mile-run in phy-ed class, huffing and puffing all the way around the track. Then, I went to college. I was done dancing and stuffed into a tiny dorm room with a stranger. I decided I would take advantage of...
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