Runners get injured!
As a runner, at some point you may have suffered with an injury that has affected or stopped you running. Up to 70% of runners get injured a year, and injury is the number one reason runners do not make the start line of a race.
Having the correct running shoe may seem important but poor movement patterns, reduced mobility, weakness and inefficient running technique can contribute to injury risk. Whether you run competitively or just for fun, how strong you are and the way you run determines how efficient you are and how vulnerable you are to strain and injury. Our team of Sports and Rehab Therapists can help you with injury treatment and prevention, running technique and running performance.
Common Running Injuries
A niggle can be an early warning sign of an injury, don’t ignore it! Early intervention is the best option to recovery. And just because your are injured does NOT mean you have to STOP running, we are here to advise!
- Runners Knee
- ITB syndrome
- Ligament sprains
- Muscles strains and pain
- Hip and back pain
- Shin splints, Stress fractures
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Plantar fasciitis
How we can help?
- Assessment and Diagnosis or running related pain and injury
- Treatment and rehab programs for running injuries
- Running and Gait analysis
- Run specific strength and conditioning programs
- Running technique workshops
Every time your foot strikes the ground during running, the forces from the ground travel up through the body, and these forces can be a minimum of 1.5X body weight. So if 1 mile is an average of 2000 steps, think about how many times your feet hit the ground during an average run, and therefore the stresses the body has to endure over time if your strength and running form is not optimal.