Marathon training is about more than strategically adding miles and then tapering at the right times. Whether you have a series of marathon finishes under your belt or you're getting started on your first 26.2 miles you should be considering physical therapy in your marathon training preparation.
Physical therapy is well utilized to recover from injury or surgery, but one of the best uses of a physical therapist is in injury prevention. Looking at physical therapy as a source of preventative care will help individuals avoid injury, chronic pain conditions, and often even surgery.
Coming to physical therapy BEFORE you have an ALC injury?? Sounds crazy, doesn't it? However, when you think about the benefits it starts to make a lot of sense. First of all, injury prevention is only going to make you better, faster, stronger, and more competitive in your sport of choice. It's like personal training, but with an expert not only in physical fitness but also in body mechanics.