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PPMA Update
PENNSYLVANIA PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

MAY/JUNE 2020

"A great way to
help build sports
medicine in your
practice is to
start discussing
injury prevention,
either individually
with patients
or by offering
lectures and
seminars to local
fitness clubs or
running groups."

Prevention Key to Building Sports Medicine in Your Practice

Helping Your Patients Prevent Running Injuries
-By Alicia Canzanese, DPM, ATC, Fellow-AAPSM
Now that the weather is improving, many of our patients will
start increasing their time outdoors. With everybody itching to
get back outside to enjoy the change in weather as they prepare
for early summer 5Ks or build distance for fall marathons, it is
important that we play a key role in helping our patients prevent
overuse injuries. For many, those running shoes may have
gathered some cobwebs during the long-winter months and the
unprecedented quarantine.
Sports medicine is one of the primary focuses in my practice,
and one of the pillars of sports medicine is injury prevention! A
sports medicine practice is composed of a lot more than just
college athletes; the majority of our sports med patients are
distance runners with various levels of experience.
A great way to help build sports medicine in your practice is to
start discussing injury prevention, either individually with
patients or by offering lectures and seminars to local fitness clubs
or running groups. Whether the runner is on his fifth Iron Man

or training for her first 5K the same general principles apply to
prevent injuries.
1.) Training Errors: This is one of the biggest issues with many
runners, especially those just starting out or returning after an
injury or illness. Is the patient doing too much, too fast, too soon,
and/or with too little rest? Asking some quick yet thorough
running history questions can help you determine if there is an
error in the runner's training plan. For example, you could ask:
*	 What is your average weekly mileage?
*	 Has your weekly mileage recently changed?
*	 How long and how often are your runs?
*	 How many days per week are you running?
*	 How often do you take rest days?
*	 What are you doing for cross-training?
*	 Are you currently training for any races?
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