Physiotherapy for Runners
As a form of exercise running can be a great way to get fit, lose weight or reduce stress. However, it is also a sport with a high injury rate amongst participants of all standards.
Injuries commonly associated with running include:
- Lower knee pain
- Keen pain or ‘runner’s knee’
- ITB dysfunction
- Shin splints
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Plantar fasciitis
- Calf strains
Talk to anyone who runs and they’ll tell you about a ‘dodgy knee’, ‘weak ankle’ or ‘sore hip’ they may have had. Left unchecked, such symptoms can not only interrupt your training but also lead to problems in other areas as your body struggles to compensate.
Early diagnosis and treatment of symptoms is key to preventing a ‘little niggle’ from becoming a long-term or recurrent issue.
As part of your treatment, our physiotherapists will assess your walking and running gait on a treadmill to get a clear picture of any biomechanical anomalies that may be causing your symptoms. We will then give you a diagnosis, plan your treatment and get you back on the road as soon as possible.
Are you new to running? Completed a ‘Couch-to-5k’ course and want to progress? Keen to prevent running-related injuries?
If any of the above sound like you or if you just want to learn the basics of ‘smart’ running, why not sign up for one of our running workshops.
This 90 minute workshop, lead by a Sports Physiotherapist, will give you the basic tools you need to not only reduce running-related injuries but also to help you progress your running.