by Holly Pennington, PT/DPT Outpatient Physical Therapy
"When you do the work, it works.”
This is a phrase often seen and heard around our physical therapy clinics. Simple and true, it motivates and resonates. For triathletes, this is more of a way of life than a motivational quote. From one workout to the next, you live out “doing the work” daily. Your faith in challenging workouts paying off later helps you get up and go for a swim in the wee hours of the morning, say yes to new training plans and sign up for the next 70.3. You are all in with working hard. But what happens when your body suddenly can’t do what you planned to do? The nagging pain in your ankle turns to sharp pain spread throughout your lower leg, and the ride you planned is no longer possible. A long run that felt good at the time causes a painful limp the next day. Or you stub your toe while working in your backyard and end up in the ER with a fracture in your foot.
When you can’t do the work, it doesn’t work!
But you can lean on us! At Outpatient Physical Therapy/PNW Sports Institute, we understand athletes. Our Board-Certified Sports Physical Therapists will work with you to determine what you can do to keep training while you are injured. We will get to the root of “nagging pains,” so they do not progress into problems that keep you from your training plan. We will not tell you to “take a month off” or suggest that racing is “too hard on your body.” We are here to find ways for you to do the work, even when your body is not feeling 100%.
If you are an RTB member, you have special benefits with us. Click Here to read about those benefits including free injury screens, priority scheduling, and discounted massages. You can also learn about the specific sports-specialized therapists waiting to see you.
At Outpatient PT/PNW Sports Institute, we are happy and honored to be here for you during this racing season and beyond. We are here to help you make your hard work work, no matter what!
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