March 13, 2014: In the March 2014 issue of Runner’s World, one of the magazine’s editors serves as a test subject at a new running clinic at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. Katie McDonald Neitz, a longtime recreational runner who has dealt with her share of injuries, visited the new RunSmart clinic and was put through numerous tests to assesss her overrall strengths and weaknesses.
In today’s episode, Katie recounts her experience, and her diagnosis of inactive glute muscles. Joining her is James Koo, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, one of the many physical therapists she met at the specialized running clinic, and who describes the importance of glute strength in runners, and why the source of pain isn’t always the root of the problem.
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