For Injured Runners: This Helps with Pain

By Jae Gruenke | Injury Recovery

Nov 23
Today's recommendation from The Balanced Runner:

Today I’m excited to share with you a podcast created by Brooke Thomas of The Liberated Body, interviewing Todd Hargrove of If you follow me on social media you know I’m a huge fan of Brooke’s podcast and recommend it for anyone who wants to delve into the cutting edge of movement education and therapy. This particular interview, however, is so valuable to injured runners for the insights about pain and movement that I had to share it more widely.

Since I’ve had problems linking to the podcast from within this post, here is the url for the podcast — just copy and paste it into your browser:

Give it a listen and you’ll learn why pain is not an accurate indicator of damage to our bodies, what the connection is between your cortical map (or the map you have of your body) and chronic pain, how to use slow, gentle, safe-feeling movement explorations as a powerful treatment for pain, and what the relationship is between motor control and your behavior in general. It’s basically 42 minutes of myth-busting and mind-blowing, and you’ll feel very different about any pain you have afterwards.

I’ll be back next weekend with a few special holiday gift offers, stay tuned!


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About the Author

Jae Gruenke, GCFP, is a running technique expert and Feldenkrais Practitioner. Known as a “running form guru,” she is the Founder and CEO of The Balanced Runner™ in New York City and The Balanced Runner UK. She has helped runners from beginner to Olympian improve their form to become pain-free, economical, and fast.

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Maggy Burrowes November 24, 2014

Thanks for highlighting and sharing this podcast – just letting you know that the link to the interview brings you back to this page, not the podcast – it is not hard to find from the other links, but I am guessing you meant to link directly.
Very impressed with your regularity, am struggling to keep up the flow on my blog – you are an inspiration!
Maggy x

    Jae Gruenke November 25, 2014

    Hi Maggy! My apologies, see above.

      Jae Gruenke November 25, 2014

      And as far as regularity, knowing I have readers such as yourself keeps me keen to deliver… even when it means a 2am bedtime some Sundays!

serena dilnot November 24, 2014

hello! I’d love to listen to this interview as it sounds really interesting, but can’t seem to get to it via the link – is there another way please? thank you!

    Jae Gruenke November 25, 2014

    Hi Serena! Sorry for that, please see my reply to Bert, above.

Bert Bruynooghe November 25, 2014

The link to the podcast simply links back to this page… Could you correct it?

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