#RunPainFree Ambassador Announcement

Kelly's 1st official session, June 14, 2017

Kelly's 1st official session, June 14, 2017

Kelly was an honorary #RunPainFree Client, until shoulder pain made her a #RunPainFree Triathlete/Runner! 

How did Kelly find #RunPainFree: 

Kelly heard about Jessica from Flagship Ambassador, Ana. Ana also told Jessica about Kelly. Kelly started coming to Jessica's  #RunPanFree events in 2016. Her coming to every event in 2017 made her well versed for a non-client. Jessica named her an honorary client early 2017 just from her support. 

What pain was Kelly experiencing?

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Calf pain is what brought Kelly to Jessica for a consult summer 2016. She took her lessons and kept on her training, and coming to #RunPainFree events, and was in need of correction to get to the root of her calf pain.  As she approached the NYC Triathlon, July  16, 2017, her shoulder pain became too much for her to deal with, and just 4 weeks (6/14/17), before the race, she started her #RunPainFree Program. 

From her assessment the summer before, her It band was already a known issue, which restricts shoulder mobility, so Jessica aggressively address the whole movement pattern, wasting no time to get her shoulder mobile and pain free for the TRI. And in 3 weeks she ran the 15K Boilermaker 7/9/17 with a 7 min PR in Utica, NY where she is from, AND THEN completed that TRI with no pain and swam faster than she thought she could! This is the result for #runpainfree runners who listen and are consistent.

Kelly's correction continued with Tag Team with Dawn.  Her correction included IT Band, Hip dysfunction, Lat dysfunction, shoulder restriction, ankle flexion, push off, Calf pain, foot pain, hip flexors and glute activation. 

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Kelly Crossing that NYC TRI Finish Line!

Kelly Crossing that NYC TRI Finish Line!

2nd session

2nd session

#RunPainFree and Strides NYC event.. Kelly came to all events PRE being a client.. 

#RunPainFree and Strides NYC event.. Kelly came to all events PRE being a client.. 

3rd session, already more mobility

3rd session, already more mobility

This is generally Jessica's response to Kelly's "ideas or findings" on her body. 

This is generally Jessica's response to Kelly's "ideas or findings" on her body. 

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Kelly was headed for several half marathons and 10K's in the NYC Area, including the Bronx 10 miler, Chicago Marathon, NYC Marathon and Queens Half. 

Kelly's correction showed her potential in running was much greater than perceived, and the reason why she wasn't there was from the root of her dysfunction was up top, in her shoulder/t-spine area... not in her hips (the most common place), as a root.

With, what she calls "fascia Pirates", showing up from her upper body to her calf or ankle, repeatedly ping-ponging, the restriction was apparent, and so was Kelly's worry. FYI google is not your friend! Thankfully, she trusted the process, fought through all her sessions, homework, rolling extra, dedicated to understanding what her body is doing and what its telling her.. and she is in elite status for correction work. 

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What are some of Kelly's Accomplishments?

Chicago 40th Marathon 2017

Chicago 40th Marathon 2017

Her biggest goals for 2017 were the Boilermaker 15K, THE NYC TRI. NYC AND CHICAGO.

As you read above Kelly did amazing in the 15k and the TRI. Chicago, although she PR'd, was a tough race for her. It was hot and flat, something an NYC runner isn't used to. We have hills here, so running 26.2 flat, makes your hip flexors work much harder than what constant changing terrain does. We had been working on her push off and therefore hip flexion, at that point in her correction,  so this was a sweet spot for Kelly to feel. 

Kelly had only mentioned her hip flexors once, and it was before she was even a client, so when her hip flexors started to bother her in the race, the flat consistency. She text Jessica right away and got to her rolling and work to relieve herself. And she did!! HUGE step in correction is being able to get a twinge or a nag, and have the ability to address it IMMEDIATELY and correct it before it becomes anything. 

Kelly is a corrected runner, so now her body PREVENTS injuries for her...enabling her to make even bigger goals! 

 

HOW DID DAWN START TO SHARE #RUNPAINFREE WITH OTHERS?

The #RunPainFree program educates the runner so they can go out into the world and help other runners.  

Kelly is of the most tenacious runners we have. Constantly refers anyone in pain to #RunPainfree, shares her education, supports all our events, and can answer questions and roll you with knowledge. She's assiated at some events as well! 

How has Kelly's Pace Improved? 

Kelly is a strong runner. she has improved on every session, every run. She was very locked up when we started.. that shoulder pulls the entire of a run and hers was restricted from many years ago when she broke her collar bone. (Yes. injuiries from 20+ years ago matter.) Below you see her splits from April 2017 and then December 2017.. she's gone from 11-12's to 9 -10 min miles. 

Running splits PRE #Runpainfree 4/29/17

Running splits PRE #Runpainfree 4/29/17

Running Splits  12/29/17

Running Splits  12/29/17

Bronx 10 Miler September 28, 2017

Bronx 10 Miler September 28, 2017

The whole purpose of #RunPainFree is to get you pain free and running however much you so choose to. So that YOU are the deciding factor of your runs, not some pain in your body. We create balanced, efficient runners. And Kelly is an example of this!

Kelly takes pride in what her body has come through, what she thought it could do, and what it actually has accomplished. Her own body gives her empowerment to increase her goals from just a 5K to now going for a Half Ironman! #RunPainFree is honored to coach her through them all!

#RunPainFree Flagship Ambassador, Ana, Referred Kelly! 

#RunPainFree Flagship Ambassador, Ana, Referred Kelly! 

#RunPainFree Marathon Kickoff Workout Event 2017

#RunPainFree Marathon Kickoff Workout Event 2017

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Tag Team with Dawn, Day 1!

Tag Team with Dawn, Day 1!

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Kelly secretly loves activation, because it brings all the dogs to her...don't let her face fool you!

Kelly secretly loves activation, because it brings all the dogs to her...don't let her face fool you!

What is Kelly doing currently?

Kelly is curretntly in her #Runpainfree elite status correction with Tag Team partner, Dawn. She is dedicated to her body being its best, so she can get the best from it! She continues to push forward, having a shoulder rooted correction is tough work, and you feel things many others don't.

Kelly is always ready to work and have fun!  

Kelly is always ready to work and have fun!  

 

 

 

Currently she is headed for:

Fred Lebow Half 2018

Mini MightyMan Tri 2018

Rock The River Palisades Half 2018

Harryman Olympic Tri 2018

Atlantic City Half Ironman 70.3 2018

New York City Marathon 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly has exemplified great respect for #RunPainFree and our mission. She shares what it has done for her running and athleticism. She protects the brand and upholds it with integrity,  respecting the process and for that reason has helped countless others on runs with her stick, form, pacing, and leading by example on how important correction work is. She has done this of no influence other than her own, and it is for that reason we are happy to announce her as a #RunPainFree Ambassador! 

Congratulations Kelly, on representing our brand with commitment, motivation, dedication, and pride! You are a #RunPainFree Ambassador

Follow Kelly! INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK

In Central Park, there is always a runner who stops by a session taking place to say hi! 

In Central Park, there is always a runner who stops by a session taking place to say hi! 

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Post Chicago marathon recovery session.. for Kelly's hip flexors.

Post Chicago marathon recovery session.. for Kelly's hip flexors.

Kelly and tag team partner, Dawn, at a #RunPainFree Workout event NYC 2017

Kelly and tag team partner, Dawn, at a #RunPainFree Workout event NYC 2017

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Tag Team with Dawn!

Tag Team with Dawn!

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#RunPainFree Gazelle Status!

#RunPainFree Gazelle Status!

Kelly did 100 of these, on this PRE NYC Marathon Session.. in 3 other clients sessions, she was not leaving Jessica's side, until Jessica saw her move properly. 

Kelly did 100 of these, on this PRE NYC Marathon Session.. in 3 other clients sessions, she was not leaving Jessica's side, until Jessica saw her move properly. 

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Pre Chicago Marathon Session!

Pre Chicago Marathon Session!

#RunPainFree Jack Rabbit Event

#RunPainFree Jack Rabbit Event

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PRE NYC Marathon sessions crossover! 

PRE NYC Marathon sessions crossover! 

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NYC MARATHON FINISHER 2017... with a PR!

NYC MARATHON FINISHER 2017... with a PR!

#RunPainFree Ambassador Announcement

Dawn's 1st session, Jan 4, 2017 (Tag Team)

Dawn's 1st session, Jan 4, 2017 (Tag Team)

Dawn was on the course of the NYC Marathon 2016, when her running buddy stopped to see her coach, Jessica...

How did Dawn find #RunPainFree:

Dawn had learned about Jessica and #RunPainFree from her running peers and friends who where already working with her and in the program. While running the 2016 NYC Marathon, she was running with a #RunPainFree runner who stopped to get rolled by Jessica on 1st ave. at mile 18.  Soon after Dawn met Jessica at a running group Christmas party, where Jessica addressed on of her other friends knee pain, which sparked Dawn wanting a consult...

What pain was Dawn experiencing?

After the NYC Marathon 2016, Dawn came to us regarding really bad foot and calf cramp she endured during the marathon.  She made a promise to herself to get her training in line. Dawn was waring stability sneakers, Jessica immediately told her that was restricting her hip and foot. After assessing Dawn, her IT Band was running havoc along her entire body. Her hip being the largest of all issues, the IT Band was restricting her movement from her hip down to her foot. If your hip is restricted in movement, do not expect any foot movement either. This had been brewing under her for months, she just couldn't feel it, as most people. And, as most people, she listened to uneducated people, and also was a fitted in sneakers that were creating an injury with every step she took.

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2 weeks into correction Dawn suffered a metatarsal stress fracture, on her left foo.  Her right hip was the root of it all... couple that dysfunction with those immovable sneakers she had on.. it was a recipe for injuries. 

After explaining the cause of her stress fracture from her sneaker, she went to her doctor,  who confirmed it was her sneakers. The whole reason her foot was vulnerable to be injuries was from her hip, so that hip still needed to be addressed, boot or not. So, we got right to work, IN HER BOOT. When someone goes into a boot, it throws off your hips, being that her hip was already an issue, it was IMPERATIVE that we aggressively address that movement pattern.. especially in her boot, so we corrected the movement pattern AS she healed. Most people stop moving when they go into a boot, generally 6 weeks for this type of injury, then they have PT for 3 months after that, THEN they try and start working out again,... running is months off of that. That puts a person out 6 months, at BEST... that's an entire running season gone! This is why #RunPainFree stands on its own. And why its runners are of the dopest people  

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1st session IN the boot. We MUST correct at time of injury to CORRECT the reason you got injured in the first place. Dawn is a class act because she followed the program! 

1st session IN the boot. We MUST correct at time of injury to CORRECT the reason you got injured in the first place. Dawn is a class act because she followed the program! 

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Dawn was amazing! She listened, was consistent and tenacious, trusted the process and was out of that boot in 4 weeks, way ahead of schedule!! She ran the NYC half, 2 weeks later, and a full Paris Marathon 2 weeks after that. Who do you know that has a stress fracture, goes into a boot, and is not only out of the boot in 4 weeks, but is running a half and full marathon 2 weeks after? #RunPainFree runners, DAWN, that's who!

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How did Dawn start to share #RunPainFree with others?

The #RunPainFree program educates the runner so they can go out into the world and help other runners.  

Dawn has come to every #RunPainFree Event to support, and of valuing the program, as well as to share her story with other runners and how #RunPainFree corrected her and has her doing more and more races, bigger goals and progressing. As apart of many running groups, such as Harlem Run, she is a go-to for rolling, and help to her peers. It's becuase of her own injury and 2x correction that she has the knowledge she does and can truly answer questions for runners with educated responses. In one of #RunPainFree summer events in 2017, a question was asked to Jessica on a live stream, and Dawn asked "can I answer it...?" Happily and proudly Jessica said, "go right ahead!"

What are some of Dawn's accomplishments?

NYC Marathon 2017

NYC Marathon 2017

Dawn has come through an injury during correction, running Nyc Half, Paris Marathon, Brooklyn half, and completed her correction.  A few months later, she joined the program again to solidify her correction and increase her goals. She went on to complete the Palisades Half, Chicago Marathon and NYC Marathon 3 weeks later WTIH a PR in NYC, making her a 3x Marathoner for 2017. PR'ing all over the place. She is of the most knowledgeable runners of the #runpainfree program, because of her time in the program and thereof value of it. 

How has Dawn Pace Improved? 

The whole purpose of #RunPainFree is to get you pain free and running however much you so choose to. So that YOU are the deciding factor of your runs, not some pain in your body. We create balanced, efficient runners. And Dawn is an example of this!

Starting with us, she was running inefficiently, with having to use too much effort.. due to all her restrictions and the running form building that dysfunction stronger. Dawn was at 14-15 min pace starting Jan 2017, her splits are now Jan 2018 are 11-12's, with effort to spare. Her body works as a UNIT now, and is already prevented other injuries now that she is corrected. Her body tells her immediately when something is off.. so she never runs "off" again, which creates injuries,... now she is preventative! 

Running splits Jan 5, 2017 (1 day after starting #runpainfree)

Running splits Jan 5, 2017 (1 day after starting #runpainfree)

Current running splits Ja, 8, 2018 (1 year in correction.. and she has hit 10's)

Current running splits Ja, 8, 2018 (1 year in correction.. and she has hit 10's)

Crossing the NYC Half 2017 Finish line!

Crossing the NYC Half 2017 Finish line!

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NYC Half 3/19 FINISHER pain free! 

NYC Half 3/19 FINISHER pain free! 

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Paris Marathon 2017 5 weeks out of the boot.. NO PAIN! 

Paris Marathon 2017 5 weeks out of the boot.. NO PAIN! 

FINISHER CHICAGO 40TH MARATHON 2017

FINISHER CHICAGO 40TH MARATHON 2017

What is Dawn doing currently?

Dawn is embarking on the the Fred Lebow half marathon, where she got the stress fracture in 2017,...this is her redemption race! She is currently in her second program of #runpainfree, correcting YEARS of dysfunction as she strengthens the preventative movement patterns she's created! 

Currently she is headed for

Fred Lebow Half NYC

Cherry tree 10 miler

Wash Heights Salsa 5k

NYC half

Palisades half

BERLIN Major 2018 

NYC Marathon 2018

 

Dawn is the Epitome of what #RunPainFree is about. We are the ones you come to IN pain or INJUIRED, so we can actually fix you. Dawn trusted the process, listened, did her homework and even with her own doubts of being able to run her 2017 races, she progressed beyond imagination.  The more she corrected, the more she shared with her running peers or any runner, really. Dawn sits in a very elite place, for #RunPainFree runners, in that she was in a boot IN her correction, and is a real time example of the power of #RunPainFree, and in that place she upholds the brand with respect and gratitude. A true inspiration to any runner injured, on being strong after injury. She has done this of no influence other than her own, and it is for that reason we are happy to announce her as a #RunPainFree Ambassador! 

Congratulations Dawn, on representing our brand with commitment, motivation, dedication, and pride! You are a #RunPainFree Ambassador

Follow Dawn! INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK

Dawn and her favorite roll(er)!
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Tag team with Kelly

Tag team with Kelly

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#RunPainFree Booty!

#RunPainFree Booty!

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#RunPainFree marathon kickoff event

#RunPainFree marathon kickoff event

STRIDES #RunPainFree Event

STRIDES #RunPainFree Event

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#RunPainFree Jack Rabbit Event

#RunPainFree Jack Rabbit Event

PRE NYC Marathon sessions crossover! 

PRE NYC Marathon sessions crossover! 

Dawn assisting 70 person #RunpainFree workout event 

Dawn assisting 70 person #RunpainFree workout event 

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NYC MARATHON FINISHER 2017... with a PR in the bag!

NYC MARATHON FINISHER 2017... with a PR in the bag!

#RunPainFree Ambassador Announcement

Prevention and Knowledge of Functional Movement, brought us Occupational Therapist, Marilyn! 

Marilyn's consult, May 9, 2016

Marilyn's consult, May 9, 2016

How did Marilyn find #RunPainFree:

Marilyn is an Occupational Therapist, with her own body's awareness she understood the power of prevention. She was reading up on #RunPainFree online, seeing videos and hearing about the program from peers that had been to see Jessica or a workshop. She  understood that our program was exactly not only what she was looking for, but what she valued. 

What pain was Marilyn experiencing?

Marilyn was the only 2016 preventative runner, she didn't have any injuries, she came tp be ahead of them! She has Scoliosis. The majority of society does have a slight case of this, just from daily function and tendencies.  Like so many people, she went to a chiropractor to see if it would help. After an x-ray, a slight adjustment and then, as she states, "...he threw some exercises for me to do without showing me how to do it...", she decided to call, Jessica. 

Since that consult,  Marilyn has worked consistently on her body movement correction.  Scoliosis is of the bone, and even if you break the bone, you still have to RE-train the muscles around them to support the structure (no a brace doesn't do this, hence why so many adults who had back braces for scoliois still have issues).. So, #RunPainFree correction for Marilyn was addressing the underdeveloped, dysfunctionally developed, and over developed (compromising) muscles. 

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Marilyn would come to her session, on her way home from a race, albeit a 5K or a half marathon she'd show up at the gym or park with her medal in tow, a physical representation of her progress weekly! She pushed hard and found her body's needs along the way. Sharing #runpainfree with her peers, from rolling them to referring them, coming to all our injury events around NYC supporting the brand and our purpose to correct AND prevent injuries. With intense integrity! 

How did Marilyn start to share #RunPainFree with others?

The #RunPainFree program educates the runner so they can go out into the world and help other runners.  Marilyn started rolling her peers quite fast upon working with Jessica. But, what set her apart was that she WAS NOT INJURED. Marilyn was the ONLY person on the 2016 roster that came FOR prevention, that is...the BEST correction by the way. With that, she stood out and was looked at for guidance from many other runners. Too many wait until they are hurt before they see Jessica, when in fact #RunPainFree is just as much about prevention as it is correction. After all, once you are deemed corrected, you are deemed preventative as well. You're body will now protect you fro being "injured" ever again. 

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What are some of Marilyn's accomplishments?

NYC TCS Marathon 2016

NYC TCS Marathon 2016

Marilyn Ran her first Marathon ever in 2016 NYC TCS Marathon! She has ran the Run-Disney Princess challenge, Lola challenge in Puerto Rico, countless Half Marathons, and just completed her 2nd full marathon celebrating Chicago's 40th anniversary! 

How has Marilyn's Pace Improved? 

The whole purpose of #RunPainFree is to get you pain free and running however much you so choose to. So that YOU are the deciding factor of your runs, not some pain in your body. We create balanced, efficient runners. And Marilyn is an example of this!

Starting with us, she was doing the Galloway Method of run-walking, she's challenged herself to run straight and went from 14 min miles to hitting 11's! She is now a Pacer for Galloway as a result of her progress! 

 

May 20, 2017 10 min PR for a half and a course 10 Min PR!

May 20, 2017 10 min PR for a half and a course 10 Min PR!

FINISHER CHICAGO 40TH MARATHON 2017

FINISHER CHICAGO 40TH MARATHON 2017

What is Marilyn doing currently?

Facing the world at large, and all it's changes, she looks to running as her release, so she is ready to take on any challenge life shows her! It is our honor to provide her with the support her body needs to keep running! 

Currently she is headed for  

February 24-25 Disney Fairytale Challenge,  March 11 Celebrate Life, March 25 Donut Half, April 29 the inaugural women’s Half in Washington DC, May 6  Run for the Cows, May 19 NYRR Brooklyn Half.. for now!  

 

 

 

Marilyn has exceedingly progressed and represents non-injured runners who get ahead of issues. A group of people that Marilyn is now helping get preventative in their athletic pursuits. She has done this of no influence other than her own, and it is for that reason we are happy to announce her as a #RunPainFree Ambassador! 

Congratulations Marilyn, on representing our brand with commitment, motivation, dedication, and pride! You are a #RunPainFree Ambassador

Follow Marilyn! INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK

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CHICAGO MARATHON FINISHER 2017 !

CHICAGO MARATHON FINISHER 2017 !

#RunPainFree Ambassador Announcement

June 12, 2016, Sheldon. The most severely injured runner in the #RunPainFree, class of 2016. 

Sheldon's first #RunPainFree session 6/15/16

Sheldon's first #RunPainFree session 6/15/16

How did Sheldon find #RunPainFree:

Marked, of all runners, "most severe injured runner of 2016", Sheldon came in extreme pain, with several torn hip labrum's.. but little did he know the extent of his injuries up and down his entire body, that #RunPainFree found. He went from not running at all, to starting to run just 2 months before the marathon, and finished the NYC Marathon 2016 in 5:02!  

What pain was Sheldon experiencing?

Sheldon has torn hip labrum's on both hips, he was in hip pain, back pain, limp-running and hyperextending his leg on every run.. compounding even more injuries. When we started correcting his hip, his knee dysfunction showed up. Here is a list of his injuries we started with, followed by the total injuries we found, exposed and corrected in the process: 

Sheldon's first session 6/15/16

Sheldon's first session 6/15/16

Correction: First Session
ITBAND LEFT 
Torn hip Labrum
Left glute stability Mobility
Right hip stability 
 
Correction: Total found
ITBAND LEFT 
Left leg hyper extension 
Torn hip Labrum's each side
Left glute stability Mobility
Left hammie strength and function 
Right hip stability 
Right glute stability 
When focus is hyperextending the right, the pain lessens on left 
Tspine dysfunction 
Shoulder stability 
Lats dysfunction 
Sprained ankle 
9/23/16 3 months into correction, we have PUSH OFF!

9/23/16 3 months into correction, we have PUSH OFF!

Sheldon's entire body had compromised for so much dyfunction, being athlete, that he dysfunctionally built his muscles as well. For the correction process, the ore athletic you are, the more muscle will compromise to the extent of injury. They are of the most involved corrections, to retrain that built and trained dysfunctional movement pattern. Sheldon is an Aquatic Director, Swim Coach, Ph.D student at Columbia University's Teacher College for Physical Education, English Professor, Marathoner and Tri-Athlete, to say he's an "athlete" is an understatement.  
Then Nike Free change up! 

Then Nike Free change up! 

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Sheldon's pain is VISIBLE in this 1st correction run he did, his 2nd session, 6/30/16...

Sheldon, above in August starting to trust that right leg more, and below, is 3 months into correction, he opens up 9/21/16...

How did SHeldon start to share #RunPainFree with others?

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Sheldon was coming to see Jessica 4-5 days per week. When someone is on the "severe" list, we needed more time to address and be aggressive. The more you correct the more injuries show up, or show brewing injuries, thats who we ACTUALLY correct, by being Bio-Mechanics Expert, the study of movement. That said, Sheldon's body adjusted very fast, literally day to day. The work Sheldon had to put in, the travel from Brooklyn (Coney Island) to the Upper East Side, Chelsea and Central Park, to get in his sessions. His will matched that of the power of the #RunPainFree Program! 

It is becuase of Sheldon's tenacity, his run club took notice. He was with one the oldest, and therefore respected, running clubs in New York City, most of whom saw him in so much pain,... only to see him running like a gazelle out of now where! Runners NATURALLY want to help each other in their running, and pains. He shared his pictures of his session's, exemplified HARD WORKD and dedication, and started a flood of people to get a #RunPainFree Consult to joint the #RunPainFree MOVEMENT! Sheldon, is now with Lean Strong Fast, another respected club here in NYC!

RunPainFree Cheer and STICK station SOBX Faby and Sheldon stop at mile 22!

For the 2016 NYC TCS Marathon, Sheldon ran and finished marathon ever, she finished in 5:02! Sheldon  

How has Sheldon's Pace Improved? 

Sheldon just completed the 5th ave mile in 6:29 9/17/17.. he has hit 616 miles to date for 2017, pushing for 384! He did the Mini Sprint Triathalon in Westchester 9/23/17 and the Bronx 10 Miler 9/24/17, he is running twice as much as everyone, and experiencing tweaks any high performing athlete is. He is CORRECTED. So that means, when he sprained his ankle on a Sunday, he sees Jessica the following Friday, and runs a 6:29 (NYC 5th ave mile) on Sunday. When he is told to rest, he does. But, the #RunPainFree's Program is getting runners to run as much as they want, and that is what we are doing for Sheldon. 

The whole purpose of #RunPainFree is to get you pain free and running however much you so choose to. So that YOU are the deciding factor of your runs, not some pain in your body. We create balanced, efficient runners. And Sheldon is an example of this!

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What is SHeldon doing, currently?

Sheldon is headed for the NYC Marathon November 5th, 2017,  in his #NIKEFREE, but his race calendar is full up to then!  #RUNPAINFREE WILL BE AT THE MIAMI MARATHON WITH SHELDON!

9/18- TCS New York City Marathon Tune-Up
9/23- Westchester Sprint Triathlon
9/24- Bronx 10M
10/8- Staten Island Half
10/15- Brooklyn Greenway Half
10/14- The Brooklyn 5 Miler
10/18- Queens Half Marathon
10/22- NYC Duathlon
11/4- Dash to the Finish
11/5- NYC Marathon
11/12- Prospect Park Duathlon
1/28- Miami Half Marathon

He is a running example of what the #RunPainFree program develops and results in... and that's when a once in pain runner, running only when he/she can,... turns into a #RunPainFree runner...running whenever they want. 

Sheldon, is looked up to and respected by his peers for his desire and struggle and correction to run. He shares his struggles all of his races on his path to living his highest performance athletic quest. Sheldon, listens. He stays in contact with Jessica, does his homework and TRUSTS his body is now corrected to talk to him, to keep it on track. That is the #RunPainFree way. His friendly competititive nature keeps him and his peers pushing for more. Being in a family of runners, not only has he come to #runpainfree events, he's brought his father, brother and family friend to them! 

It is due to Sheldon's tenacity and trust in Jessica and #RunPainFree, his loyalty, dedication, understanding and desire to learn in order to exceedingly perform at his highest level, and educate on what the #runpainfrees brand is and brings, on his own accord, simply because he's proof of it, we are proud to announce Sheldon as a  #RunPainFree Ambassador!

Congratulations Sheldon, on representing our brand with commitment, motivation, dedication, and pride!

Sheldon, #RunPainFree Ambassador

Follow SHELDON! INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK

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#RunPainFree Ambassador Announcement

July 8, 2016, we met, Jazz, and she became a Marathoner!

Jazz's first #RunPainFree session 7/8/16

Jazz's first #RunPainFree session 7/8/16

NYC TCS Marathon 2016

NYC TCS Marathon 2016

How did Jazz find #RunPainFree:

Marked "most severe female of 2016". After pulling out of the NYC Marathon 2015, for a hip fracture and pain, she worked on healing but her pain persisted. Thankfully she had found us on FaceBook, where #runpainfree serves in many NYC running groups as an expert for injuries.  After "stalking" us, as Jazz put it (haha), she reached out for a consult. After not running all year, in 4 months times, she ran, completed and came in 1st out of the #runpainfree class of 2016 NYC Marathon runners, 4:03 time!  

What pain was Jazz experiencing?

Jazz had hip/groin pain, and SI joint (low back/butt) pain. This pain, prevented her from opening up in her run, and therefore, what I call, "under-running", looping her injury and making it worse. Using KT Tape, Braces, restrict and make this ever worse as it's just adding more restriction on the hip and knee joint, and therefore ankle and shoulder restriction. Jazz was a Track and Field athlete growing up, and then played D3 volleyball, all in this dysfunctional place. Then she was hit by a car, compounding everything. Youth, lets a lot of injuries get bypassed, only to show up in your 30's, especially having a major accident on top of it. So, as she set out to run the 2015 NYC Marathon, this hip dysfunction showed up. She sought out doctors and PT and after a year of following what they said, puling out of the race, she had done nothing but spend money, as her pain was still the same. Along this time she found #RunPainFree on Facebook in a few runners groups. After stalking us for months, she finally had her consult on July 8, 2016. From that day on she started the #RunPainFree Program, and correcting her injuries that had held her back for so many years. 

It wasn't an easy correction. More severe injuries, are more severe correction, and in a week she was emailing us, nervous, feeling things she's never felt in her body,... something we get all the time from our runners. It's all apart of the correction process. We get things moving that either have been dormant for years, or never worked in the first place. We told Jazz what we tell all our runners "Trust The Process." She put in the work, listened, did her homework, foam rolling, came to extra sessions,... the #runpainfree way. 

By August 23, 2016, 7 sessions later, Jazz opened up...

 

How did Jazz start to share #RunPainFree with others?

Jazz's running is what had people coming up to her asking how she was feeling. People couldn't believe how well she was running, having known her injury struggles. She shared the #RunPainFree Program every time someone asked her, just to help people realize they don't have to give up on running. Jazz now 'sticks' anyone who is in need on runs or workouts, or even away races! She has spread the #runpainfree word on her own accord, because she's proof of the brand and she know's first hand it works. Not because anyone asked her to.

For the 2016 NYC TCS Marathon, her first marathon ever, she finished in 4:03! Jazz, came in FIRST place of the #RunPainFree Class of 2016, just 4 months into her correction program, as the most injured female of the Class of 2016. She's gone on to PR thereafter, running the 5th Ave Mile Race in 5:49! 

How has Jazz's Pace Improved? 

The whole purpose of #RunPainFree is to get you pain free and running however much you so choose to. So that YOU are the deciding factor of your runs, not dictated by some pain in your body. We create balanced, efficient runners. And Jazz is an example of this!

Jazz did so well in the Marathon 2016, she took a break from running so much in December- February. This set her back a bit. 1 - when you're body is used to a certain level of activity, consistently and then it stops, the body freaks out, and "freak out" translates into restriction. She still ran in that time frame, and still pain free, but she felt the difference of training to not training, and realized that if she wants to stay running and improving, she needs to stay on top of it. If you give your body the tools it needs, it will run for you, pain free. However, if you don't give it the tools, it wont. It is that simple. She quickly turned that around in 2017, here are some stats thus far:

Fred Lebow Half 1:46 @8:09 pace, PR'd 4M at from 29:43 to 29:29 3 weeks apart, Brooklyn Half 1:54 @ 8:46 on no sleep and travel, Percy Sutton 5K 21:27 @6:58 and most recently the 5th Ave Mile .

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What is Jazz doing, currently?

Jazz is headed to the 40th Chicago Marathon on October 8, 2017, followed by the NYC Marathon November 5th, 2017, for a second go at it! 

She is a running example of what the #RunPainFree program develop and results in... and that's when a once in pain runner, running only when he/she can,... turns into a #RunPainFree runner...running whenever they want. 

"Jazzy Brooklyn", is looked up to and respected by her peers. She shares her struggles in her path to living her best life. Always open to helping a fellow runner, be it pace them, push them or roll them. Creating positive competition, for herself, and putting herself first, to then be able to help those around her. Jazz has come to #runpainfree events to do just that, sharing that after she put in the work, she can then come and share her story with other injured runners... without be asked she's come to support the brand in helping more runners, stay running and with hope, being the light at the end of the tunnel! 

It is due to Jazz's loyalty, dedication, understanding and desire to learn and educate on what the #RunPainFree brand is and brings, on her own accord, simply because she's proof of it, that we are proud to announce Jazz as a  #RunPainFree Ambassador!

Congratulations Jazz, on representing our brand with commitment, motivation, dedication, and pride!

Jazz, #RunPainFree Ambassador

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#RunPainFree Flagship Ambassador Announcement

In September of 2015, we received a call from, Ana.

Ana's Consult, first meeting September 22, 2015

Ana's Consult, first meeting September 22, 2015

How did Ana find #RunPainFree:

She had found us on FaceBook in an NYC runners group and was in run-stopping-pain. After she read up on #RunPainFree, Ana reached out for help. Immediately we met and she started the #RunPainFree program!

What pain was Ana experiencing?

Ana had sever sciatica pain, thats what she came to us for. BUT, as in all cases, we find TONS more injuries that resulted in the pain you wind up feeling. Correction: Sciatica, Knee Pain, Hip Dysfunction, Glute Dysfunction, Ankle Mobility, Toe Striker (makes up MOST injured runners BTW.), T-Spine immobility, Shoulder Pain, Piriformis, and IT band.

Since that day, she worked tirelessly, having sessions where ever she could get it in, from Chelsea, to her office in Harlem, to Central Park, to UES Carl Schurz Park. Whatever she needed to do to fix the pain, she was going to do. Her will, drove the results. 

How did Ana start to share #RunPainFree with others?

After 1 month in the program, she hosted a private #RunPainFree Injury events for her personal running circle, just to share with them and help her friends run better, and pain free. Ana has ran races all over this country and Puerto Rico over the past 2.5 years, getting a PR (personal record) EVERY time. 

 

What are some of Ana's accomplishments?

NYC TCS Marathon 2016

NYC TCS Marathon 2016

For the 2016 NYC TCS Marathon, she PR'd 1 hour and 40 mins from the 2015 NYC TCS Marathon. We, at #RunPainFree, had to make sure it wasn't a typo! Ana is a leader in her running groups and for #RunPainFree, exemplifying no short cuts, work, dedication, and commitment. If she is not running, she is out supporting a fellow runner, and stays until they cross the finish line. Even if she is on 3 hours of sleep, she keeps her word and shows up. She truly goes the extra mile for her self care, as well as that of her peers. 

How has Ana's Pace Improved? 

The whole purpose of #RunPainFree is to get you pain free and running however much you so choose to. So that YOU are the deciding factor of your runs, not some pain in your body. We create balanced, efficient runners. And Ana is an example of this!

Starting with us in 2015 she was running 16-17 MPM pace. Today, she is running 11:20 pace, and getting faster. She has shaved hours off her running, and added more enjoyable runs because she's created efficiency! Gazelle legs, and faster than runners 10+ years younger than her. She is someone we can all learn from!

 

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Trifecta Finisher!

What is Ana doing currently?

Like anyone she has life throwing her curveballs, that she handles with passion and strength. Running continues to be her therapy, and we are SO happy we are able to keep her running!

She PR'd the Brooklyn Half Marathon in NYC (the largest half recorded), and she followed that up with completing the Trifecta of 3 halves in 3 different states in 3 days, Utah, Wyoming and Idaho! . She is running stronger and stronger, and she is the epitome of what the #RunPainFree program results in... and that's a once in pain runner, running only when he/she can,... to a #RunPainFree runner...running whenever they want. 

Ana's, aka Ms. Wepa, is known in running community. Her tenacity for her physical and mental health, in doing what she loves most and makes her a better person every day is exactly what #RunPainFree is about. Every post, running singlet or video, she mentions and thanks #RunPainFree, provoked solely by wanting to help others run better.  She's educated so many runners on what she has learned in correcting her own injuries, runners see her out for her to roll them with the stick, as well as comfort. If she sees someone in pain, immediately she texts us and refers them to us for help. All on her own accord and results.

Ana has added unmatched, intangible value to the #RunPainFree program and brand, that we could not be more honored to name her the first and therefore the, Flagship #RunPainFree Ambassador!

Congratulations Ana (Ms. Wepa), on representing our brand with commitment, motivation, dedication, and pride! Ana (Ms. Wepa), The #RunPainFree Flagship Ambassador

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May 2017

May 2017

Running Form: Don't Believe Hype.

This is Sheldon, he was the most injured last (2016) marathon season, showing over 10 injuries as we went through the correction process, that he obtained running the way TOO many runners, not experts in movement, suggest. Which is the why so many get injured listening to it. He is completely corrected and now my fastest male runner. Because of that stride, he now has the function to utilize his entire movement pattern of a run, to actually run. That said, I can actually explain why you are 100% dysfunctional, with a smile of course ;),  and that's why you're so injured for so long.

Breaking down the mechanics of a run. 

Breaking down the mechanics of a run. 

Breaking down the mechanics of a run. 

Breaking down the mechanics of a run. 

When you don't have any hip rotation, which requires full extension and flexion, you create dysfunction in restriction of your own joints. I call this "under running" meaning, anything LESS than YOUR full range of motion, which will cause injury.. This happens, be it you are running wrong, or your mechanics are actually restricting your ability to run, both resulting in your body not functionally moving as a unit, making the joints and muscles to work against one another which leads to the greater imbalance (how the severity of the injury is determined), muscles and joints start OVER working improperly, resulting in injuries. You need BASIC HUMAN BIO-MECHANICS before any sport. Or, I don't care how good you are, you will never reach your potential, and you will stay with injuries. The mechanics MUST be present first IN ORDER to train the athlete.

So, for instance, a runner that does not have knee flexion at all (doesn't bend), is running as if they are running on stilts, jamming their hip, knee, ankle and back with every step. If you are not flexing your ankle, you are not flexing your hip. The dysfunctional movement, compounds injuries and makes the dysfunction STRONGER with every workout (speed workout is a strength workout FYI), until you correct the pattern. 

So, you have no chance at running totally pain free or to your potential, or any PR for that matter, without fixing base line mechanics.

Breakdown: Hip function, to ankle flexion, to full foot movement to completely ROLL THROUGH your foot (ESSENTIAL FOR RUNNERS), then engages the glute, which extends the hip to then fire the hip to flex (you do not get full flexion with out full extension first), the ankle extends and push off occurs, then the knee can extend .. that is gazelle movement, the full function of the entire lower body, dictated by the glutes support of the upper body and with no tissue/fascia restriction across the T-spine preventing twisting or torque. The IT Band covers the entire movement pattern, covering all major joints and muscles required to allow a run movement. If that is restricting anything, nothing will work. Its a process to getting your body functional IN ORDER To perform. And that is all #RunPainFree is about, preparing the body to perform. 

CLICK THE PHOTO BELOW FOR A SLIDE SHOW OF FUNCTIONAL STRIDES, Performed by Lead Female #RunPainFree Runner Jazz, and lead Male #RunPainFree #Runner Sheldon. 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Marie Rose Leggio, Athletic Functional Movement Expert

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Understanding pain, takes someone who can study. Correcting pain, takes someone who has been in pain. A career derived from personal experience, ailments and pain is exactly what made Jessica who she is today. 

A dancer since the age of 3, choreographer and sub teacher by 12, managing a dance company by 18, where she fixed her first hip in the middle of teaching a class. An ulcer at 12, sparked self nutrition study into a minor in college, resulted in nutrition, digestive nutrition and exercise nutrition specialist with her own eating system. Training throughout, along high school and college athletes, was a place that always intrigued Jessica.

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of Mt. Saint Vincent, in Marketing and Entertainment Management, inducted into the Delta Mu Delta Nation Honor Society in Business Administration. After years in corporate America (Finance, Spirit and Education Industries), while training and doing nutrition on the side, Jessica made the decision to do what made her feel alive and purposeful... and went full time into Personal Training. 

Equinox Fitness Clubs, ignited Jessica's natural ability to understand anyone's body. This had her promoted quite fast through the levels of training, and her attention to form captured both trainers and clients alike, to this day she is known for her eye. During this time Functional Movement Systems, chose the club she was apart of for an intensive training in learning how to assess movement patterns, imbalances and asymmetries, and correct them. FMS resonated with Jessica's training style and it sky rocketed her business. Quickly she started training other trainers. And eventually, she was offered a job at the Sports Physical Therapy office inside Equinox to be their aid alongside training. 

She was living her life with purpose! An amazing career taking off, learning more every day, working out with trainers, going for runs, dancing life! FINAlLY, she had found her place! The sky had no limit! 

On December 15, 2007, Jessica was hit by a Toyota pick up truck, as a pedestrian. Her immediate injuries were; shifted collar bone, separated shoulder, fractured hip, chipped femur, lost t-spine mobility (not back or neck rotation), SI joint dysfunction (no hip movement), both sprained knees. In a second, the life Jessica had known, would never be again. Coming to terms with this was unfathomable. As if the initial blow wasn't enough, a few months later, L4, L5 and S1 all had "hugely bulging disks", showed up. The pain Jessica had every day was indescribable. Using medication patches, pain patches, heating pads and holding back tears to hide the pain, was how Jessica worked everyday for a year post accident Hiding it from everyone to not put her job, what she loved, in Jeopardy. Being that she was working in PT at this time as well, she had man doctors to help her, but nothing helped. 

The most intense back pain, all day long. Sitting was the worst, so Jessica took on as much sessions as possible just to not sit. After 51 MRI's, Orthopedists and and the final Physical Therapist saying "...Jessica, I have no idea where your pain is coming from," Jessica and her training partner figured it out. Performing an FMS assessment move, immediately showed them exactly where Jessica's intense back pain was coming from, and it wasn't her back.. it was her hip! Realizing FMS, what they had been certified in a year prior, was exactly how she would be fixed gave hope to a very dark time for her. Correction started that moment, and for 2x per day, 5 days a week, she put in the work, scared, nervous and complaining like any client would, too. And in 4 months time, Jessica had 80% of her range of motion back and no more pain. 

From that moment on, Jessica was known for her FMS expertise among Equinox Executives, Managers and peers. Hosing and guest at FMS events in several Equinox clubs across New York City. Trainers would learn off of her injuries, because her innate understanding of her own body coupled with being injured, gave valuable feedback to the training staff on the results of any movement performed.  

Jessica, having been a top producer for Equinox pre accident, post accident became #1 trainer for Equinox Wall St for the duration of employment, Top 3 in NYC and ranked #26 in the country. She becam,e and still is, known as the "trainer to the trainers", mentoring as many trainers as possible to educate them in FMS, pain, injuries and proper training.  Her extensive education in books, continued education and actual real life, gives immeasurable value to her craft and those around her. 

The accident cost Jessica her apartment, car and dancing career, but as she states, "it made me a better expert." She's been able to get hundreds of people out of pain, but going through her own. And it was because of this, that she nurtured this knowledge and shared it! Around the same time is when Beachbody's own Shaun T, was training with Jessica's Training partner, Daniyel, and asked them to be his training team for his upcoming workout, Insanity the Asylum. 

Together, the three programmed Insanity the Asylum, from soup to nuts, it's the only athletic training focused workout on the market. After shooting, Jessica was asked to overhaul Brazil Butt Lift Masters series. Home workouts are prone for home injuries so Jessica's expertise trained the talent how to cue and program to prevent such things from happening. From such a great result, she went on to manager, train and nutrition coach the test groups for two Brazil Butt LIft's, Hip Hop Abs and Insanity the Asylum. Here is where Jessica's eating program, mentioned above, was utilized in a control setting of 200 participants of all levels, sizes and backgrounds, with 100% results across the board (reversing things fro stomach/digestive problems, to celiac, to hormonal imbalances to name a few. 

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In 2010 Jessica set out on her own, and started her own business! At which point, Jessica decided to try running again, after 3 years afraid to. Upon a challenge to run for 7 days straight, she saw that challenge and raised it! After day 1, she felt so good, her back had not felt better, EVER! Day 2, even better! by day 7 she was hooked, it was the final piece to her correction, and her back felt so free and had better movement with every run. This is where the affinity for running in Jessica was born. She saw the benefit in it for her correction specifically, and incorporated it into her programming.

 

 

FMS CO-founder Lee Burton, gave a special workshop that Jessica attended and shared her experience with her accident with him. Lee thanked her and asked for her testimony.  A month later she was name FMS National Spotlight Expert in 2012!

In 2013 she published her first Ebook on amazon, #RunPainFree Runners Guide to Correcting Knee Pain. 

With her level of training, she had been training athletes for years, and actually correcting them. Reading MRI's, doctor reports, working with PT's and Chiropractors and massage therapists, creating teams to get her clients out of pain. Her first runners injury was , Plantar Fasciitis, actually. Runners have been her majority of athletes next to football and basketball, and 4th being baseball injuries over the years. Once she incorporated it into her own training, and correction training for clients, quickly she was becoming known as the runners answer to run pain free.

Over the years, she's combined dance and movement knowledge of 36 years, nutrition study of 24 years, training experience for 15 years and FMS expertise (now) 10 years, and created a runners correction program, to get runners both correction and sport specific training all at once. And the #RunPainFree program was born! 

#RunPainFree #Runner Berry and Coach Jessica, opening up!

#RunPainFree #Runner Berry and Coach Jessica, opening up!

Running her 1st long run, Battery Park to Harlem, West Side Highway 2012

Running her 1st long run, Battery Park to Harlem, West Side Highway 2012

Jessica is a teacher by nature. In every aspect of training, eating or injuries, she literally teaches you what she is doing, why she is doing it, how it started, why it started and how to fix it. She truly wants to help people, becuase she was not helped at all with all her aliments. From her ulcer at 12, to her accident, things that dictated her life, not one person could help... she she made it her mission to help as many people as possible, to not endure such frustration again. 

Unless you have been in pain, you don't know pain. Unless you have unable to physically do what you want, you don't know restriction. Jessica understands what many in the fitness field, do not and for that reason she gives free events all over NYC on education about injuries and functional movement. Sharing her story and that of hundreds of clients she's corrected over the years. 

Next up for Jessica?! #RunPainFree is a sought after expert in the running community in NYC and growing every day! She's continuing educated runners in NYC doing QNA Events, Workshops. Serving as a guest expert on podcasts, in running stores, Jessica is now being asked to go to other major running cities around the country for events and international interests as well! Jessica's goal for #RunPainFree is to be known, across the board, as the GO-TO FOR RUNNING INJURIES and pain, who creates CORRECTED AND PREVENTED, EFFICIENT RUNNERS, ensuring each runner not only runs their potential, but surpasses it and runs for life, pain free! As over a decade this program has proven to do so.  

 

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New York City Runner Review and Testimonial by Marilyn Rosario

What are your running goals?

Marilyn: My goals were to become a better runner by incorporating more strength training exercises to my routine.

#RunPainFree Expert: Marilyn is an OT (Occupational Therapist), in her value of the function of the body, she came to us for prevention! She was ahead of the game, to ensure she could run with no problems.. and attain her goal of the NYC Marathon 2016. 

Why did you seek out #RunPainFree?

Marilyn: I knew that scoliosis was having an impact on my running and I wanted to see what #RunpainFree could do to help me. It was a year ago around this time that I had my first consult with Jessica.

#RunPainFree Expert: As an FMS expert, the job is find what is causing discomfort, or pain. In this case it was the imbalance in muscle development, due to the scoliosis and how her bones formed and grew. Can we change bones? No. But, we can retrain the muscles to reach and stay at their potential, in a way that prevents further dysfunction to the hips, which then dictates the knees and ankle joints. It was imperative we began immediately to address this. 

What was it that made you choose #RunPainFree over other options?

Marilyn: I started to read about Jessica to see the types of runners/clients she worked with. She has several clients like me who have scoliosis.

#RunPainFree Expert: We all have a slight case of scoliosis, so it's super common for #RunPainFree. Ranging in clients from 12 years old to 76 year old seniors I have corrected every single person that's come to me for the fall out of having scoliosis. I was confident in getting Marilyn on a stronger path. 

Did you see any other specialists before seeing a #RunPainFree Expert?

Marilyn: I went to a chiropractor to see if he can help me at first and just had me do an x-ray, a slight adjustment and threw some exercises for me to do without showing me how to do it. So I decided to call Jessica and had my consult and the rest has been history.

#RunPainFree Expert: I come from a Movement prospective. Orthopedic Surgeons cut, Chiropractors adjust, and Physical Therapy manipulate to get you mobile, #RunPainFree retrains your entire body how to function, and by default, we correct the pain you feel by correcting the entire movement pattern that resulted in the pain you feel. That's the huge difference between us. If you get an adjustment, but lack muscles that know how to fire, or have the wrong muscles firing, to keep that adjustment, the body slips out a few days later, you may spasm, and you're back at the chiro's door. Each profession is amazing! But, each profession has limits, and when it comes to movement...that is #RunPainFree, not those listed above. Furthermore in working with athletes, and until they are corrected, all their movement compounds their imbalances. So I must work fast, especially runners in marathon training mode. I have to keep up with them so their progressions happens, and allows me to progress them into the phases of correction. With Marilyn, we were able to jump right into her training. I have yet to tell a runner to stop running. I correct IN movement, so I need you moving to see whats going on and follow what the body reveals.

What was the difference between seeing your chiropractor, and seeing #RunPainFree?

Marilyn: She never told me that I could never run again. She helps manage my scoliosis by helping my underdeveloped muscles get developed and getting my body stronger.

#RunPainFree Expert: Immediately we addressed her T-Spine imbalance both muscularly and joint function, as well as shoulder girdle and Lats. The more we addressed her foundation, releasing the fascia of the IT band, which comes up from her knee, along the outer thigh, covering 80% of her glute, then following up across from her hip, low back, T-Spine and attaching at the opposite shoulder. AKA, IT band; (YES, it covers all of that and therefore dictates the entire movement pattern of a run) Essential to any runner, but specifically to Scoliosis, because there is bone restriction that is not moveable, where as facia creates restriction itself it adds to this overall restriction that trickles downs the body, resulting in pain and/or injuries. 

What have you been able to do since you decided to become a #RunPainFree client?

Marilyn: Last year was my first marathon and I wanted to be ready and to last the whole 26.2 miles pain-free! I signed on with #RunPainFree and have seen Jessica once a week to complete my exercise routine.

#RunPainFree Expert: GOAL! She completed the race and officially became a #RunPainFree NYC Marathon Finisher! She is currently in her loaded phase and solidifying her correction, running like a Gazelle, stronger everyday. She start's as a Pacer for the Galloway Running Group this 2017 Marathon training season, as she heads for Chicago Marathon 2017!

Overall, what has your experience with Jessica and #RunPainFree been?

Marilyn: Each and every session I was getting stronger and I started to get faster and more efficient in my runs and finally started to PR my races!!

They have helped me so much and I am so grateful for her. I look forward to continuing to working with her so I can continue to achieve my goals.

#RunPainFree Expert: Marilyn is the epitome of what #RunPainFree can do for those that do not have any injuries and want to keep it that way! Prevention is always the best correction. Coach Proud of how far she's come, and where I can see her going.. I will be right there making sure she accomplishes all her goals!

Should You Use Kinesio Tape to Prevent Injuries

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We're going to watch Dr. Austin L. Sedicum, III, from the Upper Bucks Foot and Ankle Medical Center, demonstrate how you can keep common injuries at bay, using KT-Tape. 

 

Here at #RunPainFree, we have a different opinion about a lot of the running gear, tools, technology, and devices used by elite runners to get over discomfort or pain.

 

Most of those discomforts and pains are coming from an imbalance in their bodies. In fact, aside from trauma or direct impact, all injuries are the result of an imbalance within the body.

 

Let's watch and then check out our #RunPainFree Expert comments below. 

"In the videos below, , shows you the proper kinesio taping technique that helps prevent the five most common running injuries. Pair them with these exercises for the most effective prevention." Dr. Austin Sedicum

How to Prevent Iliotibal Band Syndrome (ITBS)

 
 

How to Prevent Hamstring Strain

 

How to Prevent Shin Splints

 

How to Prevent Runner's Knee

 

How to Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

 

IT Band Syndrome Shin Splints Plantar Fasciitis Hamstrings Achilles Tendinitis Runner’s Knee Injury Prevention