Athletico Physical Therapy is the Official Provider of Physical Therapy for the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon. Check out our injury prevention tips and find out where you can find us on race day.
STEP 1: PREPARE WITH US
Remaining healthy is the most important aspect of ensuring a healthy race. As the Official Provider of Physical Therapy for the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon, we’re happy to provide the following dynamic warmup exercises to help loosen your muscles in preparation for crossing the finish line on race day.
For five additional dynamic warmup exercises you can try, visit our YouTube page.
Living upright puts a pretty constant workload on our feet. Our feet can become painful or sensitive over time and foot pain is a common complaint in physical therapy, especially in runners. There are many basic strategies and self-treatments you can try if foot pain plagues you. Read more.
IT Band Pain?
Race day is almost here and you want to hit the ground running, but instead, you hit the ground hurting…hurting on the outside of your knee. If that’s the case, you could have iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) or IT band syndrome for short. Here are the top 5 causes of IT band syndrome and some solutions for alleviating the pain. Read more.
Ice or Heat?
Runners are often recommended by medical professionals to use a method like ice or heat for an injury. But they may be told by a fellow running friend to use whichever one feels better. So how do you know when to use heat or ice to treat endurance injuries? Read more.
STEP 2: RECOVER WITH US
Athletico staff will be on-site at the 2016 Finish Line Festival to offer post-race stretching to all runners. Look for the blue Athletico tents and allow one of our experienced endurance specialists to jump start the recovery process by stretching tight muscles to keep you loose and help prevent injury.
STEP 3: STAY HEALTHY WITH US
If you experience any aches or pains throughout your training or after your race, we’d be happy to see you for a complimentary injury screening at any of our 340+ facilities throughout 9 states. To request your screening online at a convenient location near you, click here.