Running Medicine

Running Medicine

 UVA  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation                                                      
Textbook of Running Medicine

Local ImageDr.  Robert P. Wilder’s Textbook of Running Medicine Published

In the years since the late physician and running enthusiast George Sheehan began to celebrate the virtues and values of his much loved sport in classic guides such as Dr. Sheehan on Running, the doctor’s favorite activity has only grown in popularity. Now practiced by approximately 30 million people in the United States alone, running is not only a source of improved fitness for about one-tenth of the population – it is also one of the most common causes of injury presented to clinicians. This is the first book to offer in-depth clinical coverage of the medical needs of runners.
The most extensive source of running-injury management expertise to be found anywhere. This new resource features: 


  • Details on running-injury commonalities, diagnosis, and treatment
  • In-depth coverage of injuries most often incurred in specific types of running such as sprinting and marathoning
  • Rehabilitation guidelines
  • Surgical considerations
  • Coverage of running-injury-related medical problems
  • Valued strategies to help patients continue running and training during recovery
  • Injury-prevention regimens and tips that can also help trainers, coaches and runners themselves
  • More than 150 exceptionally informative line drawings and photographs