So, you’ve just run a marathon. First, congrats! Second, you’re probably thinking…So now what? Well the answer here is that it’s time to recover. An integral part of any training and performance program is recovery. You can’t train all the time and expect to perform without proper recovery. In the sports medicine world, we have the 4 seasons:
- In Season
- Post Season
- Off Season
Many runners neglect at least 2 of the seasons. We typically find the preseason and off season are neglected. There isn’t adequate time or energy diverted towards building you up or recovering from a training cycle. This can get you into serious trouble by increasing the injury risk, increasing fatigue and harming your chances at peak performance. Take a look at the video below for some tips on recovery. Questions? Looking for someone to assist in your recovery? Call us at 708-532-2346 to schedule an appointment for tips or treatment to get you back in the game. “Why Put Off Feeling Good?”
About The Author
Dr. Pappas is a chiropractic physician, certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is the CEO and founder of The Center for Integrated Medicine in Tinley Park, IL which serves the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago, IL including Tinley Park, Orland Park, Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Hills, Homer Glen, Lockport, Palos Park, Palos Heights and Oak Forest.
Dr. Pappas blends the best of physical medicine with the best of integrated medicine to help patients and athletes of all shapes and sizes. He utilizes tools such as chiropractic manipulation, soft tissue work (IASTM, Graston, myofascial release, neural mobilization and joint mobilization), biomedical acupuncture, functional movement based assessment, the McKenzie Method, strength training and conditioning, kinesiology taping, customized nutrition and specialty laboratory testing (blood, saliva, urine, and stool) when needed. Dr. Pappas’ clinical focus is sports medicine, conservative orthopedics, rehabilitation and integrated medicine. His sports medicine interests are endurance athletes, overhead athletes (pitchers, throwers, volleyball players and tennis players), contact sports athletes (football, rugby, lacrosse, field hockey, soccer and basketball) and Crossfit athletes. He has worked with athletes at all levels from professional to amateur. He reads and interprets the medical literature daily to stay abreast of cutting edge advances in his field. The doctor is currently a sports medicine volunteer for Andrew High School in Tinley Park, IL. He is an avid runner and aspiring triathlete having completed 5 marathons, 5 half marathons and numerous 5 and 10k races. The doctor is also active in the local, suburban Chicago running scene. He has goals of qualifying and competing in the Boston and New York Marathons, the Ironman in Kona, Hawaii, and climbing Mt. Kiliminjaro in Kenya, Africa. He recently completed the Pikes Peak Ascent , a half marathon to the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak. One day he hopes to serve his country as a team chiropractor for the United States Olympic teams and serve as a team chiropractor for one of the professional teams in Chicago. His mantra is “Why Put Off Feeling Good?” He can be reached by email at email@example.com or at 708-532-2346. ***