Today I ran one mile in 6 minutes and 30 seconds.
This was a goal I had set intending it to take 8 weeks to achieve, but completed it in only 6.
What’s special about this? I did it without injuring myself!
There was a day when I would get up early and hit the road running 26 or more miles a week. I suffered through heel pain, stress fractures, back and hip pain, but kept on going making the same mistakes day in and day out. When I became a podiatrist and started treating athletes at Geller Podiatry I started to see a lot of the mistakes I had made.
It may be due to the fact that I am a runner, but I like to think it is my attention to detail that allows me to work well with athletes. At Geller Podiatry I examine your back down to your feet, sitting, standing, and walking. I find a lot of patients complaining of foot problems when the real cause of their pain is coming from an alignment problem in the hip or knee, tight muscles around their low back, or that ever annoying iliotibial band (IT band). You can’t get better if the problem is not identified and watching patients walk is when I find most of the problems others have missed.
I can’t fix problems above your ankle, but I have a team who I work with. I will get you to a trusted orthopedic surgeon, chiropractor, physical therapist, or massage therapist to make your problem go away. As more and more people take to running I am getting more involved in their training. I can draw upon my personal experience as well as my medical knowledge to help you reach your goals.
Good luck in the upcoming race season and let me help you train. At Geller Podiatry we offer video gait analysis, shoe analysis, custom foot orthoses, bracing, and even surgery if it is needed.