Jogging & Running/manual treadmill

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Nick
I am an older Gal playing rec. indoor soccer once a week. Its pretty laid back nobody runs too hard ;-).
I am trying to get in better shape but running for any length of time has always hurt my feet and knees. Losing weight would help but I have been like this since kid.
I have an old manual incline treadmill. Would walking on this for a few minutes a day be worthwhile? It would be easier than driving to the gym or buying a new motorized treadmill. Thanks!

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Susan, great job on being so active. Making the effort to walk on an old manual incline treadmill will definitely be worthwhile. It will improve the ability of your legs to do work. When you perform exercise you improve the ability of your legs to derive energy which will make you a better soccer player.

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Nick Rainey

Expertise

I can answer questions about pain and training program. If there is a question about running that I don't know then I'll do some research and make sure I provide you with an answer.

Experience

I'm a Doctor of Physical Therapy. I'm a track and cross country coach. I train clients throughout the year. I've helped prepare athletes for their NFL Pro Days. I've written articles on running. Finally, those that I work with have less pain and run faster.

Organizations
American Physical Therapy Association- Sports Section

Publications
The 6 Week Workout Program- I'm the author of this book Research Made Simple for Physical Therapists- I'm the author of this Kindle book

Education/Credentials
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Doctor of Physical Therapy BS in Exercise Science NSCA- CSCS and CPT USA Weightlifting Level I NPI- Certified Posture Specialist Total Motion Release Level II Certified Dry Needling

Awards and Honors
National Posture Institute's International Perfect Posture of the Year Award 2011 Clinical Excellence Award- Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Aegis Therapies Scholarship recipient

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