INJURY PREVENTION/STRETCHING

Running injuries can be prevented. Here’s how.

Running injuries can be prevented. Here’s how.

Many running injuries are due to overuse and/or improper training. Up to 70% of recreational and competitive distance runners sustain an overuse running injury during any one-year period. Running injuries can be prevented. One of the keys to proper training is cross training.

Dynamic Stretch Warmup

Dynamic Stretch Warmup

Nine dynamic stretches from our partner at Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network ranging from the Monster Walk to the Spiderman Walk. These stretches promote blood flow, help prevent injury and muscle soreness, and can improve overall performance.

10 Tips for 10 Kilometers!

The League of Injured Runners, a partnership between HMF and The Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute (CSMI) at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, provides ten tips for safely training for your next 10K.

Four Ways to Crush Half-Marathon Training, Injury-Free

If you’ve been thinking about pushing to the next level and running your first half-marathon, read on! This article from our partner Select Physical Therapy discusses the four S’s of safe marathon training: Stress injury prevention, Standards of progress, Strength training and Shoes (yes, shoes!)

Additional Articles & Videos

Knee Pain: Treatment & Prevention

Hamstring Strain: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Additional Injury Prevention Resources

League of Injured Runners

A partnership between HMF and The Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute (CSMI) at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. This welcoming community is available to help get runners through the mental anguish and physical challenges of injury. Connect with each other and hear from the experts at the Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute to guide best practices for injury prevention and recovery strategies. Stay connected through the LOIR Facebook group, just search out “HMF League of Injured Runners” and request to join.

Physical Therapy

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network (HHCRN) provides a full range of expert rehabilitation, injury prevention and wellness services. Learn more about pre & post race stretching / warm up options here.

Select Physical Therapy is dedicated to providing exceptional care that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment. Learn more about injuries commonly seen in runners, including symptoms, causes, and treatment.

Thanks to the following partners for contributing content and expertise:

Select Physical Therapy Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network