Fit For Life Physical Therapy is proud to be the Fleet Feet + FrontRunner in-house physical therapy provider. We are here to keep you walking or running on the road, trail, or treadmill
At the Lane Avenue and Polaris locations, Fit For Life Physical Therapy offers you options for injury prevention, maintenance, and rehabilitation
- For injury prevention, we provide an education series on Saturday mornings at the MIT Training Runs (Details are below)
- For your wellness and maintenance throughout this session, we offer free injury screens six days a week, including before and after our Saturday training runs. Injury screens take about 10 minutes and will provide you with some helpful advice regarding next steps in your care. Our AlterG antigravity treadmill is another great maintenance option to help you with longer distance weeks when you might need to take a little weight off your feet
- For rehabilitation Joe Simko, Laura Comtois, Amy San Filippo, Frank Haller, and Sean Huffman are available to you for sports medicine physical therapy should you need us following an injury
Together let's have a great MIT season as we work towards our spring half marathons and marathons. If we can assist you with injury prevention, maintenance, or rehabilitation, please feel free to contact Fit For Life Physical Therapy at (614) 981-1979 or www.fitforlifephysicaltherapy.com
Spring 2018 – Fit For Life Physical Therapy Education Series
January 6, 2018: Dynamic Warmup & Gear Check 101 – Come learn the new and improved, MIT & 614 Fitness sanctioned Fit For Life Dynamic Warmup program for our runners and walkers. Fit For Life Physical Therapy’s Laura Comtois and 614 Fitness’ Marie Miller will help you learn the dynamic warmup that you can do 10-15 minutes prior to any workout. AND - Dave Calvert with a cavalcade of FF+FR experts will check in with the latest on shoes, gear, and apparel guidance. 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.
January 13, 2018: MIT Newbie University – Two hours designed for our new MIT participants to get 20-30 minute primers from each speaker on our roster. Laura, Marie, Dr Bright, Allison, Sean, and Marcy will review dynamic warmup, injury prevention, nutrition and hydration, flexibility. This one will NOT be at 7 a.m., please join us from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at Fit For Life Physical Therapy at Fleet Feet on Polaris Parkway
January 27: Nutrition & Hydration – What you need to know about runners’ and walkers’ diets, as well as staying hydrated during training. After this session with Allison Labyk our fellow MITer endurance nutrition consultant & a roundtable of MIT Veteran Coaches (TBD), you’ll have a better understanding of how to eat & drink for both health and performance, with personalized tips you can put into practice immediately. 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.
February 10: Heart Rate Guided Training and Anatomy and Efficiency of Better Breathing – Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Heart Month with an overview of heart rate guided training with Dr Darrin Bright. AND Marcy Freed knows that feeding your muscles oxygen when running is crucial. We want you to know it too! Come learn how to breathe more efficiently while running to optimize your effort and fuel your performance. We will also discuss how to use your breath to control and reduce pre-race jitters. 7:00 – 7:45 a.m
March 10: MIT Strengthening & Stretching Techniques for Hips and Knees – Marie Miller, Marcy Freed, & Sean Huffman will help you learn more about identifying, preventing, and caring for dead butt syndrome, IT Band irritation, and patellar tendonitis. This discussion will feature 15 minute segments and live demonstrations by our fitness, yoga, and sports medicine experts. 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.
March 24: Common Running & Walking Injuries Prevention and Care – Dr Darrin Bright, your Columbus Marathon & MIT Medical Director will help you understand common injury recognition & prevention. This is a CAN’T MISS hour on plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee, dead butt syndrome, and more. 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.
March 31: Fueling for the Long Run and Race Recovery – Our very own go-to endurance nutrition expert, Allison Labyk and a (TBD) roundtable of veteran MIT Coaches takes a deep dive into fueling during the days leading up to a race, what and when to eat while on the road or trail, and how to avoid nutrition problems post-race. 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.
April 7: MIT Strengthening & Stretching Techniques for Achilles, Ankles, and Feet – Those nagging taper pain injuries such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and posterior tibialis injuries will be broken down by Marie Miller, Marcy Freed, & Sean Huffman in 15 minute segments and live demonstrations by our fitness, yoga, and sports medicine experts. 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.
April 14: Female Concerns for Runners and Walkers – Women of MIT this talk is just for you! Our very own MIT OB/GYN Anita Somani MD will be discussing how the female cycle affects your performance while walking or running. If you’ve been wondering about the cycle’s impact on your metabolism, blood volume, hormones, heart rate, or breathing then a morning with Dr Somani is just what the doctor ordered. 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.
Tuesday April 24: Race Day Preparation – Cap City Half Marathon Course Overview and Insider Tips with Race Director David Babner. Race Day & Travel-Wise Tactics with Coaches Dave Calvert, Hilary Ritter, and Randy Olson. You will leave this session with a detailed strategy for your race and a personalized packing list for your race day travel bag. 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.