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Every Runner Needs to Strength Train: Join Our Resilient Runner Program


Running is more than a sport or a form of exercise; it's a passion that drives individuals to push their limits and achieve new heights. However, this drive often comes with its set of challenges, including the risk of injuries that can sideline even the most dedicated runners.

At Lakás Physical Therapy & Performance in Sacramento, we understand these challenges and have designed the Resilient Runner Program to help runners of all levels build strength, improve endurance, and prevent injuries. This comprehensive approach is why every runner needs to consider physical therapy as a crucial part of their training regimen.


Why Runners Need Physical Therapy

Running, while beneficial for cardiovascular health and endurance, places significant stress on the body. Common issues such as runner's knee, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and IT band syndrome can derail training plans and diminish the joy of running.

Physical therapy is essential for runners because it addresses these injuries at their root, ensuring a faster and more sustainable return to the sport.

Physical therapy goes beyond injury treatment. It's about optimizing body mechanics, improving flexibility, and increasing muscular strength to enhance overall performance.

At Lakás, our physical therapists work closely with runners to develop personalized strategies that target specific needs and goals.


Key Components of the Resilient Runner Program

The Resilient Runner Program at Lakás is tailored to support runners in achieving their personal best while minimizing the risk of injury. Here are the key components of the program:

  1. Personalized Assessment and Planning: We begin with a thorough evaluation of each runner's current condition, including force plate testing for precise diagnosis and monitoring of ACL and other common running injuries. This allows us to create a customized plan that addresses individual weaknesses and imbalances.

  2. Strength Training: Strength training is often overlooked but vital for runners. It builds the muscle support needed to absorb the impact of running, enhances joint stability, and improves overall endurance. Our program includes targeted exercises to strengthen the core, hips, and legs, ensuring that runners have the power and stability to maintain form over long distances.

  3. Injury Prevention and Education: Understanding the body's signals and knowing how to respond is crucial for longevity in running. The Resilient Runner Program focuses on educating runners about injury prevention techniques, proper warm-up and cooldown routines, and how to recognize early signs of potential injuries.

  4. Integrating the Program into a Runner's Routine: The program is designed to seamlessly integrate into each runner's existing training schedule. By balancing running with strength training and recovery, we help runners maintain their progress without overtraining or burnout.

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Long-Term Benefits for Runners

Participants in the Resilient Runner Program often experience significant improvements not just in their running performance but also in their overall quality of life. Enhanced strength and endurance lead to faster times and more enjoyable runs, while the emphasis on injury prevention keeps runners on the track, not on the sidelines.

The knowledge and habits formed during the program empower runners to take control of their health, leading to a sustained, injury-free running career.


Choosing to participate in the Resilient Runner Program at Lakás Physical Therapy & Performance is an investment in your running future.

Whether you're aiming to complete your first marathon, set a personal record, or simply enjoy injury-free running, our program provides the tools and support you need to succeed.

Don't let injuries define your running experience.

Join the Resilient Runner Program and transform your training to build strength, endurance, and resilience. Reach out to Lakás Physical Therapy & Performance today to learn more and take the first step towards a stronger, faster, and healthier running journey.