Taking up running is an excellent way to get into shape and make you feel good. It can help with weight loss, improve cardiovascular health, increase bone density and generally make you feel better.
Sadly, due to it's high impact nature, running can be pretty tough on the body. Injuries such as Achilles Tendonitis, Patellar Tendonitis, Runner's Knee, Shin Splints, Plantar Fasciitis, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, hamstring tears and strains and back pain are just a few that plague many runners. The incidence of such injuries are not always avoidable but there are a number of steps that can help the runner to greatly reduce the chance of injury.
The most common running related injuries are down to building up mileage too quickly, running on hard surfaces, wearing the wrong footwear (see Run and Become or Profeet for correct footwear), not warming up, not stretching enough and not resting when soreness, fatigue and pain set in.
Runners also need to be aware of uneven spinal and pelvic rotation which can pre-load certain tissues and precipitate an overuse injury. Pelvic assymetry or dysfunction will not usually lead to problems on a short run, however, when stepping up to the longer distances, breakdown is likely to occur.
Here at the clinic we offer a full body check up for runners including orthotic prescription. We also have special 5 session treatment courses for runners, making it affordable.
- Mon - Fri : 7 am - 9pm
- Sat : 8am - 6pm
- £65 per session