Everything You Need to Know About Injuries: Jeremy Stoker

It may not come as a surprise, but injury related topics are our most popular articles on Runners Connect. No-one wants an injury, and it is the most frustrating part of being a runner, especially as a lot of non-runners roll their eyes at us. But wouldn’t it be nice to talk to a professional who did not think runners were crazy, and could understand the treatment and scientific side of injuries as well as the drive and passion we have for our sport?

That is exactly what you will find from todays podcast. My guest today has his doctorate in Physical Therapy, and specializes in running injuries. All runners need to listen to this podcast, and I am sure most of you will be nodding your head as we go through this interview.

Injuries are the topic no runner wants to talk about, but the topic that we need to more than we would like. This is a fascinating interview that will give you a lot of information to prevent, treat, and return from injuries.

Jeremy Stoker

  • Physical Therapist working at Mountain Land PT Kaysville Clinic
  • Graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy
  • Specializes in treating running injuries; we wont be getting the rolling eyes some other Physical Therapists give us!
  • Ran his first marathon at age 15
  • Certified USATF coach
  • Regular speaker at events
    • Recently American Physical Therapy Association National Conference

Todays Episode will cover

  • Why 65% of runners and up to 90% of marathon runners will go through some kind of injury each year.
  • How making cross training a part of your routine can reduce injury risk, help maintain fitness during injury, and return to running faster, and why you can use almost any form of cross training to get the benefits.
  • How new runners can increase with their training without becoming injured, and Jeremy’s hopes for developing a scale for safe progression as runners.
  • Why rotating your shoes can lead to a 39% lower risk of injury, and what you need to look for when you select your running shoes.
  • The three things to consider if you have pain while running, and how to use these to determine whether to stop running or keep going.
  • In what situations runners need to alter their racing plans or ultimately pull the plug on a race.
  • Why the decisions you make during your return to running post injury are critical to the rest of your running life, and what you can do to make sure your return to running progresses correctly.

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Links and Resources mentioned in this Interview:

Mountain Land Rehabilitation- Kaysville

Run Utah Magazine 

Cadence manipulation for decreasing joint loading/ground reaction force

Parallel shoe use and participating in other sports…both are found in this article and to be reduced injury risk

5000m Performance and core strength

Cross Training (strength training/lifting) and running outcomes

How Long Does it Take to Lose Your Running Fitness?

Don’t Shun the Walk/Run Method

How to Return to Running After a Stress Fracture

The Importance of a Full Body Gait Analysis

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