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Dr. Amol Saxena - The Myth and Reality of Treating Runners

Track & Field

In The Myth and Reality of Treating Runners, Dr. Amol Saxena, a podiatrist specializing in sports medicine and surgery at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, reviews the do’s and don’ts of diagnosing and treating injured runners. Dr. Saxena begins by defining and discussing sports medicine, its different approaches, and how it applies to the running community.

Additionally, Dr. Saxena discusses common runner’s injuries, how to prevent them, and how to diagnose and treat them.

Dr. Saxena also discusses how coaches and trainers can implement these ideas into a training regimen, to form a comprehensive approach to athletes training and rehabilitation.

Topics covered include:

  • “What is Sports Medicine”
  • Injury Prevention
  • Injury Diagnosis
  • Rehab and Treatment
  • Pain Management
  • Post-Injury Orthotics
  • Individualized Training
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