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#RunPainFree Review and Testimonial by Jimmy Leung

RunPainFree Review and Testimonial by Jimmy Leung

What were you experiencing that made you seek out #RunPainFree?

Jimmy L.: After running 200 miles in January my IT Band started screaming and shut me down almost completely in Feb.

RunPainFree Expert: After assessing Jimmy, he had classic IT Band issues that had gone unattended for too long. In elite runners, as Jimmy is, they tend to go much longer in pain and cause more injuries, and more severe injuries. 

How did you meet Jessica & her #RunPainFree Program?

Jimmy L.: It was the 2nd week in March when I hit the panic button. Many friends from my club went to Jessica and was able to run pain free again so it's now my turn.

RunPainFree Expert: I work with, and have seen, many of Jimmy's friends, so I was glad he finally got in to get assessed, since I had heard about his pain from his peers. 

What was #RunPainFree able to do for you?

Jimmy L.: She fixed my ITB in our 2nd session and is now helping me to run correctly. I just completed my 2nd Half marathon in April completely pain free. Actually better than pain free.

RunPainFree Expert: The more athletic the runner is, the more they build out their muscles dysfunctionally, literally change the formation of them, and it's function. Jimmy was one of these athletes. His calves were as if someone stuffed a Yam under his skin. When this is the case, it requires me to break down all the incorrectly built muscle; and in order to do so I need to break down that tissue holding everything in, to get to the muscle to correct function, train the muscles to stay that way and then rebuild it. In starting this, I broke my stick in 2 pieces over the side of his calf as where the IT Band inserts, as I was rolling him. Instantly, Jimmy was a #RunPainFree hero to all the #RunPainFree runners!

I have started his process of breaking down the muscle he built dysfunctionally, release the tension on his joints, train the function to gain range, and the train the muscles to stay that way. He is knee deep in correction, currently hitting phase 2. 

How have you felt running races and marathons, since seeing a  #RunPainFree Expert?

Jimmy L.: During the last half marathon my hamstring tightened up on me at mile 10. I used a stretch that Jessica showed me and I was then able to run a 5k pace for last 3 miles. #RunPainFree works and will get you back on track fast!

RunPainFree Expert: Jimmy has only done 4 sessions, and you can see the impact correction has, and how fast it can take you to a better place as a runner and an athlete, with the #RunPainFree program. The more tenacity, dedication and trust the runner has, the better their results are. Just after 4 sessions, Jimmy not only ran 2 halves a week apart, but came in just 2 seconds over his goal in the 2nd one, Hawaii Marathon 4/9/17.

New York City Runner Review of #RunPainFree by Telisa Walter

#RunPainFree Client Highlight: Telisa Walter and her many running accomplishments!

#RunPainFree Client Highlight: Telisa Walter and her many running accomplishments!

WHAT ARE YOUR CURRENT RUNNING GOALS?

Telisa: My only goal was to fix the nagging IT pain that just would not go away despite everything I tried.

WHY DID YOU SEEK OUT #RUNPAINFREE?

Telisa: I went to Jessica after a PT (physical therapy) failed to help me run without pain. After 13 marathons, I was convinced I was done with long runs due to the pain.

#RunPainFree Expert: Telisa had knee pain caused by the IT (ileotibial) Band, which was restricting her hip from properly functioning. It also prevented her from having proper ankle flexion.  

WHAT WAS #RUNPAINFREE ABLE TO DO FOR YOUR IT BAND AND PAIN?

Telisa: She (Jessica) helped not only the IT pain get better but has worked on every single muscle that the injured IT band affected (spoiler alert- it was all of them).

#RunPainFree Expert: We addressed the movement pattern of her IT Band. It dictates the entire chain of movement, particularly with runners. This brought about other imbalances, dysfunction and weaknesses (often due to other muscle groups having to compensate) that needed to be corrected, in order to allow us to correct the root cause of her knee pain.

WHAT IS YOUR END RESULT HAVING WORKED WITH #RUNPAINFREE?

Telisa: Not only am I running without pain now, but because my muscles are working properly, I'm even faster, without extra effort simply due to running more efficiently.  Jessica (#RunPainFree) is great and never once told me not to run.

#RunPainFree Expert: We also uncovered a bit of dysfunction in her T (thoracic) spine, often caused by carrying heavy shoulder sling bags, which is a big culprit for back pain in the shoulder blade region. Because we had to correct the whole movement pattern, we also address any imbalances in the thoracic shoulder girdle region. This allows her to truly mobilize her t-spine rotation, torque, and trunk stability while running.

Conclusion: Telisa has opened up her run and has solid legs, all because she was consistent both in sessions and with following the at-home program she was given. Her pains are gone and she's using LESS effort and running faster. That's what #runpainfree is about, and she now rather than thinking long runs are in her past, Telisa has NEW goals for some negative splits and PR's!!  

COACH Jessica is PROUD! #RunPainFree OUT!

#RunPainFree Review & Testimonial by Rochelle Ann Rosa

Running coach in new york city

Yesterday I met with someone I'm going to refer to as one of my angels So I'm a 65 year old woman who is determined to NOT get a knee replacement and KEEP RUNNING FOR LIFE.

She explained to me that I don't need to get a knee replacement or anymore surgeries. She explained that I'm not properly using the muscles from my butt, quads, IT band, hamstrings, and calves and that if I learn how to correctly use my body I will be fine running forever and without any needed surgeries or pain. She worked with me and taught me what I have to do to correct myself.

I'm so grateful that I met her and l recommend her highly to everyone who runs. 👍🏽#runpainfree corrects MOVEMENT. "Itis" is immobility or improper mobility of the joint . MOVE, PROPERLY and you will stop the pain. Unless you correct HOW you're moving, expect to be in pain moving as you are. And that will cause your injury.

65 year old determined to NOT get a knee replacement and KEEP RUNNING FOR LIFE. #runpainfree corrects

Jessica Marie Rose Leggio is a Functional Movement Specialist.https://www.facebook.com/runpainfreenow/'