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"Stop Running" is not a treatment plan

Updated: Jan 3, 2022

Bad and lazy advice!

Every week, I work with someone who was told by a medical or rehab professional that they should simply “stop running”… and these people get back to running!

There are myriad reasons why this is bad advice for most people. Running has been shown to have a positive effect on joint health, the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular health and function, and mental health- all healthcare professionals should know this…

…Also, It feels good. It’s empowering and freeing and challenging and frustrating and wonderful. It can be a social time. It can be a time to escape and find yourself, and it can be an identity- all runners recognize that.

Running rehab is best lead by someone who understands both sides. And that’s what you get with Zenith Performance and Wellness.

Most the time, “stop running” is lazy advice given by a professional who doesn’t have the time, knowledge, or experience to properly help guide someone back to running. Maybe they haven’t experienced running, they don’t know the rehab process, or they don’t know their client well enough… this is the opposite of the Zenith rehab process.

Of course, there are some people who should not run; and there are some runners that need to hit pause and reset. But a majority of people are capable of doing some level of running while rehabbing and a single injury or pain is very likely not something that warrants the extreme and unhelpful advice to “just stop”.

Stop living in that frustrating void, and start the rehab process to get back to what you love. Visit to see the difference in philosophy and treatment process. Contact us today to get back on track, or simply to stay moving well.

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