Bounce Back from the Chicago Marathon with Recovery for Runners

After conquering the Chicago Marathon, it’s time for runners to shift focus towards the crucial phase of recovery.

With proper care and professional support, you can expedite your recovery and get back on your feet stronger than ever.

Why Recovery Matters

Recovery is the key to ensuring that your body heals, rebuilds, and adapts after the immense physical stress of running a marathon. Neglecting this phase can lead to fatigue, injuries, and setbacks in your future training endeavors. By prioritizing recovery, you give your body the chance to replenish glycogen stores, repair muscle damage, strengthen your immune system, and restore mental well-being.

Our Comprehensive Recovery Plan

At Aligned Modern Health, we understand the unique needs of runners after completing a marathon. Our evidence-based recovery services encompass various aspects of recuperation to optimize your body’s healing process.

Here’s a glimpse of what we offer:

Chiropractic Care is a popular, non-surgical option for runners who want to address injury or relieve pain.

While it’s normal to feel sore following a marathon, if you notice unusual pain and lingering discomfort, schedule a free injury screening as soon as possible.

Chiropractic Care and Physical Rehabilitation can help your body recover from injury and address musculoskeletal misuse. Many athletes emerge from treatment with optimized performance – with improved muscle and joint helath and a stronger functional baseline to prevent injuries down the road.

Common runners’ injuries we see include runner’s knee, shin splints, muscles pulls, muscle strains, plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, achilles tendinopathy, and stress fractures.

An Injury Screening is incredibly beneficials for runners for several reasons. First, it helps identify any existing injuries or conditions as early as possible so that suitable modifications can be made to your regimen, potentially preventing further damage.

Screenings can also expose  muscular imbalances, movement asymmetries, or weaknesses that might predispose a runner to future injuries. Addressing these issues with targeted exercises can improve running mechanics and reduce the risk of overuse injuries.

Thirdly, screenings can provide valuable information about a runner’s biomechanics, which can be optimized for better performance and injury prevention. Scheduling a free injury screening after running a marathon, is great opportunity to learn more about your body and gain expert advice on future training techniques and recovery strategies.

Rehabilitation Therapy. In conjunction with chiropractic care, our doctors will coordinate your progress with our Rehabilitation Therapy team to develop therapeutic exercises to rehabilitate the weak, tight or unstable muscular systems at the root cause of your pain.

Massage Therapy offers runners many health benefits – especially during recovery.

Running puts a tremendous amount of stress on your muscles, causing them to tighten and develop knots.

Massage therapy helps to release muscle tension and increase blood circulation, which in turn promotes faster recovery. By improving the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, massage therapy aids in the removal of metabolic waste and toxins, reducing muscle soreness and fatigue.

Massage therapy can also aid in relief from various types of pain, such as shin splints, IT band syndrome, or plantar fasciitis.

At Aligned Modern Health, every massage you receive is tailored to your individual needs. As an avid athlete, regular sports massages should be a part of your athletic performance enhancement program.

Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to heal common post-performance aches and reduce the likelihood of potential injuries. In fact, it’s not uncommon for large sports organizations to have licensed acupuncturists on staff.

Acupuncture and traditional accompanying treatments, such as cupping, can increase flexibility, reduce swelling and aid in pain relief. Many athletes consider this non-pharmaceutical form of treatment a holy grail that allows them to heal and restore the body’s natural state of balance without undesirable side effects.

Nutrition and Functional Medicine for Runners. Our approach includes managing any of your medical issues, addressing allergy needs, and balancing macro-and micro-nutrients to improve athletic performance. Through proper nutrition, you will see an improvement your energy levels, digestion, and sleep patterns, which will in turn improve your athletic performance.

We are excited to introduce IV Vitamin Therapy to runners this season with a special IV Vitamin treatment catered towards athletic recovery. With premium-quality nutrients that runner’s need during recovery – including C Vitamins, B Complex, Amino Blend, and Olympia Mineral Blend, IV Vitamin Therapy can help jumpstart athletic recovery and hydration.

Not sure which service is right for you?

No problem! If you have questions, we’ll point you in the right direction. Just complete the form below for a free consultation.

Runners Discount: Earn a $25 Bonus

In honor of the marathon, receive a bonus $25 service card* for every $100 purchased in Gift Cards – available through October 15th for online purchases! To purchase your Aligned Modern Health Gift Card, visit our shop*Bonus terms apply.

Can I use my health insurance at Aligned Modern Health?

Yes, you can! Discounts, unfortunately, cannot be used for co-pays or co-insurance.

However, we do accept most major insurance and are happy to complete an insurance verification for you, upon your request.

Get a head start: schedule recovery treatments in advance!

The period following a marathon is just as important as the training itself. It’s also a popular time for appointments.

Fill out the form below to secure your appointment today!


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