NY SportsMed Releases 2nd Edition of Running Without Injury

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NY SportsMed provides updated edition of guidebook aimed at preventing running-related injuries and improving all aspects of the running experience.

NY SportsMed is pleased to announce that their popular running guidebook, Running Without Injury, is being re-released in its second edition. The running guide was originally created by Krista Simon, a physical therapist at NY SportsMed, in collaboration with Dr. Michael Neely, a leading NY sports medicine specialist and co-owner of NYSportsMed. Simon specializes in the treatment of running-related injuries and provides running and marathon training. Contributions from a number of physical therapists and staff members from NY SportsMed were also incorporated into the book.

Running Without Injury, as the name aptly implies, is a resource aimed at preventing running-related injuries in runners of all levels and ability, from novices to elite competitors. The book provides information about every aspect of the running process and touches on points such as what to wear in various weather conditions, what to eat pre- and post-race, how to warm up and cool down before and after running, and even how to select the proper running shoes. It also addresses proper running mechanics and training methods. The book has proven useful for all levels of running enthusiasts and is intended to keep runners on their feet, rather than on the sidelines due to activity-induced injuries.

The information provided in Running Without Injury is a combination of professional advice and first-hand experience. Dr. Neely, Krista Simon and other physical therapists at NY SportsMed treat many running related injuries and contributed their medical and professional expertise related to how to prevent running injuries from happening in the first place. There is also a section in the book that provides guidance about how to handle minor injuries and how to come back strong following an injury. An entire section is even geared to understanding the stages of grief that can accompany an injury. As runners themselves, Neely, Simon and other contributors from NY SportsMed provide additional insight and guidance to readers, based on their own running experiences.

The second edition of Running Without Injury includes a few additions to the already thorough step-by-step guide in the first edition that provided information about how to embark on an effective, successful and injury-free running program. Where appropriate, additional guidance and information was included to make the guidebook an even more useful resource for experienced runners, as well as those just considering starting out on a new running regimen.

“We see all types of running injuries here at NY SportsMed,” explains Dr. Michael Neely, “and I know that some of these injuries are avoidable. If runners follow just a few simple guidelines, it can go a long way towards making it more likely that they’ll enjoy the sport of running without having to make a trip to my office due to injury.” Dr. Neely and the experienced physical therapists of NY SportsMed have the knowledge needed to provide advice on how to avoid many types of injury. For example, Krista Simon specializes in the biomechanics of the lower extremities and human gait, both important aspects of proper running technique. Dr. Neely’s expertise lies in treating all types of sports-related injuries and knows what can be done to avoid typical running injuries.

“I love to run and have competed in a number of marathons,” says Krista Simon. “That means I understand that the psyche of a runner is not always connected to what ‘should be done’. Sometimes runners just want to keep pushing themselves a little farther or a bit harder because they are focused on a goal, it simply feels good or they are caught up in the moment. Unfortunately, that can eventually lead to injury. By providing information about how to avoid running injuries, we hope to at least equip runners with the basic knowledge they need to avoid common running pitfalls.”

According to Dr. Neely, many injuries can be avoided, or the extent of the damage diminished, simply by adjusting a runner’s biomechanics, tweaking a running routine or understanding the importance of rest. “So often, just a bit of knowledge – or heeding some good advice – is all it takes to avoid a running-related injury,” says Neely. With that goal in mind, NY SportsMed makes their guidebook, Running Without Injury, available to patients at all three of their Manhattan locations.

“As sports medicine specialists, our goal is to keep our patients actively engaged in the sports they love,” explains Neely. “That’s why we created Running Without Injury. We want our patients to be active, healthy and injury-free, and we are dedicated to providing tools that can help them stay that way.”

The second edition of Running Without Injury is available at all NY SportsMed locations and is offered free of charge for download on the website http://www.nysportsmed.com.

NY SportsMed is a leading provider of sports medicine and physical therapy services for athletes, as well as all individuals that are physically active. They specialize in treating running and other sports-related injuries, as well as chronic conditions, in three convenient locations within New York City. For more information about NY SportsMed, or to obtain the second edition of the Running Without Injury guidebook, visit http://nysportsmed.com or call 212-750-1110.


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