A Personal Message From Specialist Physical Therapist, Marc Luko…
Specialist Physical Therapist
When you run and have, it’s easy to think “it will go away tomorrow”. Or maybe you assume you just ran a little bit too far or too fast. Even worse, maybe you think “it’s normal” because you’re getting a little bit older…
Is that how you’re feeling right now?
If so, you’re not alone. In fact, everyday at Optimal Performance and Reconditioning we help people in D.C who feel this way.
You see, when you’re dealing with aches and pains from running, everyone asks us the same questions…
Why does it hurt so much to run? (I’m in great shape and I don’t even know what I did…)
Why isn’t this weird achy or sharp pain going away?
Am I going to have to run the rest of my life with stiffness, aches, and pains?
Unfortunately, there’s a lot of bad information out there that causes people to run the rest of their lives thinking that it’s normal to have pain. Here are the most common mistakes we see the people of D.C. making when it comes to running...
Mistake #1: Thinking that weird ache you have when you run will go away if you just take a few days off...
Mistake #2: Believing that taking painkillers will “fix” whatever is going on during your run (really it’s just covering it up with a bandaid).
Mistake #3: Assuming that having pain with running is a “normal” part of getting older…
Mistake #4: Believing that since you tried other healthcare professionals (maybe even Physical Therapy) in the past means that it won’t work now.
Mistake #5: Relying on “Dr. Google” or YouTube for exercises that didn’t make any difference (or maybe even made your pain with running worse!)
Mistake #6: Getting relaxing massages to temporary relieve the problems you have running, only to find it comes back after the massage wears off.
Have you been making these mistakes?
If any of this has happened to you, we want to say “we are sorry”...but remind you that you’re not alone.
In fact, we see people just like you every day.
And that’s why we’ve created a free running guide for you. It goes over “Why You Hurt When You Run & What You Should Do About It To Go Farther And Faster” (and you can click on the button above to download it).
But maybe you feel like you’ve read a lot of free information on the internet, and really just want to talk to someone about your problem.
Is that you?
If so, then we have a special opportunity for you (one that VERY FEW clinics offer).
We save a limited number of spots each week for time for people who are not sure what to do about their running problem.
That way, you can tell a professional your story, and get your question answered first, before ever making a commitment to book an appointment.
Does that sound like something you would like to do?
Here’s the most important thing…
Most people get stuck trying to make a decision about what to do next.
They go days, weeks, months (even years!) without taking action.
The one thing we can guarantee is that by doing nothing, your pain with running won’t get better.
So the next important thing is to take action.
Here are your best options to decide if Physical Therapy is right for you:
Look What Others Are Saying About
Specialty Treatment From Optimal Performance And Reconditioning
(and how happy they are now...)
"Since working with Marc at Optimal Performance and Reconditioning, I am finally pain-free, gaining strength, and feel better than I have in 15 years! I’ve seen countless specialists for chronic back pain and Marc’s expertise in both physical therapy and strength conditioning has made all the difference. And, I really appreciate the individualized attention and patience in modeling exercises for me multiple times. Highly recommend!"
"I've been working with Marc for almost half a year. During this time, he has helped me overcome three chronic injuries that two other specialists told me were impossible to heal or even improve. I am able to go to practice pain free and feel stronger than I ever have. He takes the extra time to explain what's going on and to answer any questions you might have. I will definitely go back to Marc for any additional physical therapy or performance needs."
Is Your Running Pain Urgent?
Choose which option works best for you…
If you're not quite ready to book an appointment yet, you might have some questions that you would like answered first. We would be happy to chat with you so we can be 100% sure that we can help you... just click the button below to request to speak to us on the phone!
We understand that some people want to find out a little more about the cost & availability of physical therapy before booking an appointment. If you want to know about our availability, then please just click the button above and complete the simple form.
We realize some people may be unsure if physical therapy is right for them. Are you're wondering whether it'll work, whether we can help with your problem, or maybe you've had a bad experience somewhere in the past? If that sounds like you and you'd like to come see for yourself how Optimal Performance And Reconditioning can help you, just fill out the simple form above so we can answer your questions.