City Physiotherapy | Keeping Runners Running the Right Way

Running can be great for you in many ways – it can provide instant stress relief, help tone your muscles, great for weight loss and generally improve your overall wellness. However more than half of all runners sustain injuries at some time.

So, we ask, is there a right way to run?

There are many factors that can contribute to running injuries and there is no way for every person.  City Physio can help you prevent injury by assessing your biomechanics and improving your technique. Physiotherapy intervention has been shown to be more effective than medication to treat your symptoms.

Running Form

If your goal is to run faster and for a longer distance, then we need to look at your running form. It can be very frustrating when you see others easily push themselves further. People’s competitive nature makes you want to push yourself further, but how can you do so without it leading to an injury.

City Physiotherapy will help you correct your running technique to result in safer and faster and more efficient running. This may involve stretching and releasing tight areas and strengthening up muscles that are under activating. We may use a combination of dry needling, manual therapy and exercise prescription in addition to your running training.

Physio For Runners

Running is all about repetitive movements. Repetitive movements can cause injuries if your biomechanics are all wrong or you have adopted an unusual running pattern. Injuries are mostly the result of the way people run. City Physiotherapy Physio’s will observe how your body moves with a particular emphasis on your feet, ankles, knees, and hips.

Many experienced runners are hesitant to adjust their form because it feels comfortable for them. However, having a biomechanical analysis and making small adjustments can reduce your risk of developing a running injury in the future. Your Physio will work with you on fine-tuning your running technique to improve your performance and reduce your risk of injury.

Medications and Running

Runners sometimes use pain medication to allow them to keep running. Blocking out pain for too long is tricking your body by blocking warning signals your body is trying to tell you.

Antibiotics can also increase the risk of running injuries, especially around your tendons and can lead to tendinopathy and tendon rupture – mostly involving your Achilles tendon. Prevention is better than cure. Come and visit our skilled team of qualified professionals and we can help you to prepare to prevent injuries from starting.

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