Training for my 3rd marathon I injured my Achilles in the tail end of the training program and was unable to do the race. I went through traditional PT however returning to running kept on being put off and off. When just about ready to run went through extensive pre-run testing (??) jumping jacks, trampoline..and had a set back.
Researched Astym looking for a better way, was encouraged to run shortly after beginning treatment. Back to running 3 -4 miles comfortably at end of approx 2 months as opposed to 2 prior months with traditional PT and much less discernible progress. Still a ways away from returning to marathons however much more hopeful as I train for a summer 1/2 marathon where for some time was afraid would not be able to return to running at all!
Astym Relation: Runner
Clinic: Accelerated Rehabilitation, Chicago, IL Website: http://www.acceleratedrehab.com