223. How to Rehab an Injury the Right Way, with Jimmy Picard DPT

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Jimmy Picard is a doctor of physical therapy in Salt Lake City. He emphasizes the importance of taking an active role in the recovery process, rather than leaving your recovery in the hands of others.

With his physical therapy expertise working with endurance athletes, his history as a former cross-country runner at the College of William and Mary, and his experience as a Cat 2 cyclist, Jimmy has unique and valuable insights into effective injury rehab for runners.

When it comes to healing yourself, Jimmy believes in the science behind the active components of injury rehab - including physical therapy exercises and strength training - where you are the driving force behind the process.

In the podcast, Jimmy also discusses how your outlook and planning for recovery can make all the difference, including:

  • Taking a holistic approach to recovery
  • Avoiding catastrophic thinking
  • How to manage the 2 buckets of recovery: calming down and building back up
  • Avoiding extremes in the recovery process: why shutting it down and pushing through an injury are both ineffective

For more on staying healthy, get Strength Running's best advice here.

Whether you’re injured or not, you’re bound to learn a lot from this comprehensive discussion about injury rehabilitation!

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