Chris Fissel


Qualifications:
Masters of Science in Physical Therapy
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
NSCA and Orthopaedic Certified Specialist

Personal Training style:  Endurance & Strengthening, Injury recovery and prevention

Leisure time activity:  Marathon, trail & obstacle running, animal welfare, camping and reading

Quote: "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"-   Eleanor Roosevelt

Therapeutic Intervention for Runners by Chris Fissel
l am an avid runner and would like to discuss common injuries among runners and the best remedies for them.  Soft tissue injuries are common in runners, often due to overuse and muscle imbalances. Excessive tightness of the iliotibial band, hamstrings, gluteals and hip flexors can cause pain, effect running form and hinder performance. A functional assessment of strength, flexibility and form followed by instruction in a specific exercise program is recommended. Isolated strengthening of the gluteals and hip rotators along with foam roller soft tissue mobilization are common interventions (see photos below).



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