Hi, I'm Jessica Marie Rose Leggio, founder of #RunPainFree, Inc. and creator of the #RunPainFree injury Recovery Program.
I want to share the reason I can relate to your injury, running in pain, going to work with pain, and living in pain.
In 2007 I was hit by a pickup truck and suffered some major injuries.
So while I was in pursuit of becoming the best Functional Movement Experts in Equinox Fitness, I was struggling to do basic daily tasks without pain.
That's when I tried ALL of the things people and injured runners do when they're in pain. Change the shoes. Test out a brace. Ugh, maybe some insoles. Nope.
I was still in pain.
And the sad thing is, I couldn't find a specialist or doctor who believed I was in pain or one that could help me get to the root cause of why I was in pain.
The problem became bigger when I got fired for not being able to do physically do my job as a trainer and coach.
That lead to me losing my car, apartment, and employment, AKA my only source of income.
Then, my moment of figuring out how to rebuild my life, something inspirational happened.
I had a conversation with my training partner (another trainer at Equinox who was a functional movement expert as well) about using what we already knew as fitness experts to create a self-directed injury recovery program to help me recover from my injuries!
Instantly so many things became crystal clear to me and I documented the step by step process.
I started using releasing techniques to remove tension around my joints.
I started adding sports biomechanics to the program so that the it would measure and assess your range of motion.
But we didn't stop there.
We then implemented functional movement patterns so that the corrective exercises were sequenced to achieve a better range of motion.
After that, we combined all of these modalities to strengthen and condition the new stability and mobility.
Building on that success, we decided to create a self-directed injury recovery framework.