If you are a runner – and if you’re here, logically, you are – then you will inevitably deal with a running injury, and you probably already have had to do so. If you haven’t been running long and haven’t experienced an injury, that’s great, but it will happen. That’s not a pessimistic attitude.
No one who knows me would ever call me pessimistic, but I try to be realistic. It happens, no matter how carefully you train. If you accept that and respond appropriately, you will be back on the road very soon. If you deny it and ignore it, you can do serious harm. Let’s look at the role massage therapists, chiropractors, physical therapists, orthopedists, and podiatrists play in the life of an injured runner and in preventing running injuries.