Halfway through my Marathon Training Plan, I felt a sharp pain in my heel followed by severe pain in my arch. Having been a runner for four years, this pain concerned me since I had never experienced that type of pain before. I was at the point in my training where my mileage would increase into high double digits, but I couldn’t run through the pain and didn’t know what to do. Feeling defeated and concerned that I would need to cancel my first marathon, I contacted a running friend and a coach who recommended Empower Physical Therapy and Fitness.
From the moment I called to make my appointment, everyone at Empower was so helpful. Much to my surprise, the reasons for my injuries were related to other areas of weakness. Empower Physical Therapy has “out of the box” methods and tools/equipment that few physical therapy business offer. I feel blessed that I used one of these methods, which included training with the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®.
One of the things I most appreciate about Empower Physical Therapy & Fitness is that you are treated as an individual case. My Empower physical therapist, Chris Orow, gave me exercises that were based on my needs and provided very personal treatment.
Because of the tools provided by Empower, I am now able to continue my training and plan to run my marathon. I highly recommend the AlterG and Empower Physical Therapy and Fitness, which is a family of people who genuinely care and have a wealth of knowledge that they are excited to share with others.
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