"I can't run far because I get short winded." "Why do I get a sharp side pain while I'm running?"
These are things that many people who start running talk about...and for my client Niki this almost derailed her fitness goals.
Niki is in her late 30s and was trying to work on her health. She was making changes to her diet and started looking for ways to add exercise. She didn't want to go to a gym so she decided to try running. She downloaded a running program and she was off. She was very excited and proud that she was able to make it through the running schedule hitting each day's goals...that is until about week 3...she just could not catch her breath enough to make it through the scheduled runs. She was feeling like a failure, depressed and concerned that by not progressing with the program she wouldn't achieve the health gains she was so looking forward to.
This is when she found me...After talking on the phone she agreed to come in for an evaluation. She wasn't really sure there was anything anyone could do for her but she was willing to at least find out. During that first session we found a few things about her posture, core strength, and flexibility that were making running more difficult for her. All of these things were causing her to work harder to run which made her feel short of breath. At the first session we created a plan for her to go along with her downloaded program to help her achieve her health goals. She was happy to have a clear plan and to have a sounding board for the random aches and pains she had along the way.
This video was done to honor all the hard work and dedication to Niki who should be very proud she well on her way to running her 5K.
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WE HELP ACTIVE ADULTS OVERCOME THEIR ACHES AND PAINS TO GET THEM BACK TO THEIR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES WITHOUT MEDICATION, INJECTIONS OR SURGERIES.
Dr. Molly McDonald