Injuries: Think Performance Over Pain

 

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“He who treats the site of pain is lost”. — Karel Lewitt, Neurologist

 

If this is your first time reading that quote, I’m betting you’re reading this post from the vantage point of the consumer.

I’m hoping that doctor Lewitt’s quote strikes a nerve with you.  (No pun intended)

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Running Form: Recognizing Patterns and Posture

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Our neuromuscular systems are constantly resculpting microarchitecture in the brain and spinal cord and remodeling tissues in the body, modifications that physically embed movement habits.  We become resilient runners not because we are machine — like, but because we evolve coordination patterns tailored to our individual anatomy, capitalizing on strengths, masking deficits. This is visible in each runner’s unique stride “fingerprint” and explains why you can pick out your training partner’s familiar gait through a crowd of other runners.  – The Running Machine Myth, How the body adapts to create efficiency and injury resistance. — by John Kiely

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