Tecartherapy and Running : VL-Emove underlying health of the marathoner
VL-Emove: The strategy to keep the marathon runner healthy
When a marathon runner enters your studio, do you invest the right amount of time in understanding who you face?
Do you have the tools you need to understand who’s really under the marathon runner’s dress?
Often that person who is preparing to run the marathon for his 40th birthday, he was once a soccer player, maybe a tennis player, maybe not even a competitive player, then one day he started a family and also baby bump and then: tac!
He invents marathon runner.
As you well know the prototype of the marathon runner is first of all light, very light indeed, it is elastic, in fact it is made of rubber, it is postural balanced, almost symmetrical in every plane of movement, it is elegant and powerful in the running and makes it seem to run at maximum speed 42km something manageable, something sustainable for everyone.
Having said this, remember that when the spry 40-year-old asks for your assistance, the first thing you need to do is to avoid being inspired by the Kenyan model marathon runner, because it is very likely that the person in front of you does not have the characteristics of a professional runner.
So the first question you have to ask yourself is: whom am I facing?
You need to know his medical and sports history, his current training plan, his postural defects and physical “ailments”, and this allows you to prepare an ad hoc assistance plan to keep your aspiring marathon finisher healthy.
“Do sport that is good for you”: When the doctor’s advice is not enough.
You must know that today the formula “do sport that is good for you” is no longer valid. It is a mistake to carry out this preconception because even the most current scientific evidence has shown that the definition “do sport that makes you good” is not such a linear formula, indeed it is very complex, and there is no statistically accurate correlation between strenuous sports activity and feel good.
Today the superficiality from the world of health workers and sports in supporting the marathon runner means that the therapist does not feel the need or urgency of his intervention, which he should instead do because running the marathon is not suitable for the body, especially when not yes, he is a marathon runner.
The common mistake is not to see the athlete running and training for the forty-two kilometres as a patient, as there is still no full-blown injury. The therapist, therefore, does not feel the great opportunity of work that is presented to him every day.
Data in hand: The number of participants in marathons grows year by year in an unstoppable way, making the role of the therapist increasingly important.
Thus methods, therapies or therapeutic approaches that are not appropriate for dealing with the marathon runner’s problems (which does not want to stop when a foot hurts) present inadequate solutions, not sufficient in the therapeutic effect and which proposed as a solution to a profoundly impacting motor activity.
Thus the marathon runner, despite an approach to the classical physiotherapy solution, also face the injury, facing an infernal dynamic made by long and annoying pilgrimages in search of the “guru” of the moment that can help him to make the annoying tendinitis disappear.
The solution to these problems is the strategic application of Tecartherapy (Indiba. Always.), Very often not known by therapists.
From the Pro athletes to the amateur world: the solution for everyone.
As soon as an aspiring marathon runner arrives in your office, you need to know how to take care of the patient as widely and entirely as possible. This method helps you provide continuous assistance over time and reduce your patient’s risk of injury.
I tell you how my method develops:
- Classification of the marathon runner type
- Recognition of the state of connective tissues “in the game”
- Drafting of an organized periodic assistance plan
- Strategic use of “Tecar”
- Integration of “Tecar” with manual practices and other physical therapies
If you follow this method that I presented to you step by step, you can accompany your marathon runner and keep him healthy before, during and even after the marathon.
Your athletes, whoever they are, recognize you:
- for precision and effectiveness in reducing the recovery time after an injury
- for decreasing the incidence of tendon inflammation
- the iliotibial band of your “patient/runner” thank you
- Achilles tendinosis and low back pain be just a memory
- for having reduced the sense of annoyance and post-workout fatigue
- to increase the possibility of training
- for having improved the elasticity and effectiveness of running
In summary, following what I have explained to you, you can customize the application procedure of “Tecar”, promoting your decisive intervention of support the days before the marathon.
If we wanted to use an analogy: it is like the situation in which, a few minutes before the start of the Grand Prix, the mechanics of Formula 1 cars “pull” the screws to the right or left for a better trim of the car.
International teams have chosen it for over 15 years.
At this point you must be asking yourself, “Has this method been tested on someone?
In 15 years of experience, I tested it on Kenyan marathon athletes and today the “Two Running Club”, a professional team made up of the greatest athletes in the world, has chosen to be treated with this methodology.
I have helped professionals and non-professional marathon runners from all over the world, including Italians, to maintain the bodywork in optimal conditions and also to extend their careers.
Those episodes have been epic, many, in which, close to the day of the marathon.
I managed to resolve the sudden appearance of tendinitis to an athlete who then, on the day of the race, won.
My method represents for you that you are an ambitious therapist a successful weapon that gives you useful, fast and stable results, even close to the day of the race, up to a few minutes from the start.
- If you want to explore the modern dynamics of the marathon world, you can read the book “Two Hours” by the famous English journalist Ed Cesar.
I had the honour of being interviewed by Ed Cesar who included in his book my story about the functional characteristics of the feet of Kenyan marathon runners whom I have worked with for more than 15 years.
So this is my method, my strategy: VL-Emove.
See you soon.