Lauren's Race to Excellence at UPMC Sports Medicine
Going the distance is an understatement for Lauren, a
competitive marathon runner who completed three marathons in two years.
However, while training for the Columbus marathon, she was diagnosed with a
pelvic stress fracture. Doctors encouraged Lauren to stop running for six
months. Since Lauren wanted to remain active, she decided to swim.
After months of little improvement, Lauren wanted to get
back to her passion of running. Recommended by a coworker, Lauren visited UPMC Sports Medicine’s Orthopaedic Surgery
Lauren had an exam that identified weaknesses in her
pelvis and doctors developed a specialized recovery plan. She was sent to sports performance and fitness training at the UPMC
Rooney Sports Complex. Doctors began realigning imbalances in her
hips and maximizing her training.
Laruen continues to train with the experts at UPMC Sports Medicine and has learned about optimal sports nutrition and strength training. Because of the
specialized training and reassurance from doctors and staff, Lauren has returned to running marathons, including completing the Columbus race where she set a personal record and qualified for the
2016 Olympic trials.
Lauren’s story from UPMC Sports Medicine