Marathon season is about to start and as all of the runners in the area continue to prepare for the races, they are doing whatever they can to make sure that their bodies are fully functioning. Dr. Patrick McBrearty has participated in a couple of half marathons and several Triathlons, so he knows the discipline and dedication it takes to get ready for these races over months of training. 

There is nothing more frustrating than getting near the race and noticing that your body is starting to break down. You begin to doubt whether or not you’re going to be able to compete in the race and if all of the training that you have been doing will be for nothing. Many runners when they start to have pain seek out options of what they can do to take care of themselves to get them patched up to the point where they can compete and participate in the race they’ve been training so long for. The traditional paradigm that has been present for so long is that the runner will seek out a physical therapist in the hope that they will be able to get them pain-free again and get their body working the way that it should. Unfortunately many runners don’t think about the option of chiropractic and how a chiropractor could help them get pain-free just as fast if not faster. To get better results you need to be looking into soft tissue therapy near me. 

Over the last two decades, the occupations of physical therapy and chiropractic have begun to overlap. You may not know this but both physical therapists and chiropractors have the ability to adjust now. This means that both occupations have the ability to manipulate and mobilize joints. Chiropractors who are trained in rehabilitation also have the ability to prescribe exercises in the same way that physical therapists do. More advanced physical therapists and chiropractors also have tools in their toolbelt to effectively treat the soft tissue of the body such as the muscles and tendons ligaments nerves and facia. So when a runner is experiencing pain they need to expand their search to soft tissue therapy near me and not just look for a physical therapist or a chiropractor. The runner needs to specifically look at what tools the physical therapist or chiropractor has that can help with their specific condition. 

If the runner is searching for a chiropractor, they want to make sure that they find a chiropractor that specializes in rehabilitation or sports injuries. The runner also wants to look for a physical therapist or chiropractor that specializes in soft tissue therapy near me. Some of the types of soft tissue treatment that a runner specifically wants to make sure that the physical therapist or chiropractor is skilled in is active release technique, Graston technique, myofascial technique, functional cupping and dry needling. The specific techniques can effectively treat damaged muscles and tendons and ligaments. Not one tool will fix all problems though. If you are able to find a physical therapist or chiropractor that has many of these tools and is skilled in using many of these tools there is a better chance that you will be able to get an effective result fast. 

So the next time you look for a physical therapist or chiropractor be sure that you look into exactly all of the different types of services at the physical therapist or chiropractor has to get you the knowledge of who will be best equipped to take care of your body so that you can get to that starting line. Here at McBrearty we specialize in all of the above listed techniques. Call 330- 491-0381 or go to our website at to schedule an appointment.