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A Case Study—Getting Your Hip Marathon-Ready With Chiropractic Care

person with medals around their neckMarathon season is here! For many runners, this means months of training and preparation in order to be ready for the big race. But what about your joints? The impact of running can take a toll on your hips, knees, and ankles.

That’s where chiropractic comes in. Chiropractic care helps keep your joints healthy and improve your range of motion. This can help you run faster and with less pain.

Starting to Train

Terrie H. is a 60-year-old woman who was training for Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN. She started having hip trouble, and was afraid she wouldn’t be able to race because of the pain.

After being referred to our clinic, we did a full spine workup on her. Dr. Sandy is a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner and uses those skills daily in the practice. She discovered Terrie had a ball and socket hip joint issue, creating her pain.

Dr. Sandy put her on a series of adjustments, including the hip extremity adjustment, three times per week, right up to the race. While not totally pain-free, Terrie was determined to do as much as she could, before dropping out.

The Results

On the Monday after the race, Terrie came to the clinic, grinning from ear to ear, because, slow and steady, she was able to finish the race. She came in with her T-shirt on and her finisher’s medal around her neck. Terrie said this was the most fun she’s ever had in a race, because she got to visit with people, and made some new friends while she was there. She just couldn’t wait to show the medal to Dr. Sandy, and let her know she finished the race.

Terrie has continued chiropractic care, and is now training with Dr. Sandy to do a half-marathon at the beginning of November.

Get Started Today!

If you’re training for a marathon, consider adding chiropractic care to your regime. It could make all the difference on race day!

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