Have you experienced a Running Injury?

If you are running, whether you are a recreational jogger or an elite runner, pain is not an abnormal thing to feel at some point when you are running. In fact if you didn’t have any niggles it would be quite unusual.

Why is this?

Well, running puts a repetitive load onto the body, starting with the impact on the ground which causes a reaction throughout the entire body. How well your body can respond to this often determines whether you will develop any issues. Your muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons all have a role to play in managing the load. There are many factors both within your own body (strength being one of the major ones) and other factors such as how much you run, how you train, the terrain you run on and a host of other things that will influence your body.

When pain comes along it is usually just a warning sign…that’s right…pain is one of the body’s signaling mechanisms similar to thirst and hunger. This pain is letting you know that something is not working well and you need to change something. There is rarely a correlation between pain and any tissue damage. Often tissues are overloaded and this can over time lead to pain, and compensation within your body due to the repetitive nature of running.

What can be done about it?

Well the good news is that we can help you back to running pain-free!

When we first meet our clients it is paramount that we understand as much as we can about the various things that could have led to your injury. So our first consultation we need to know about your previous injuries (the number one predictor for getting an injury is that you have had an injury before), your training, and we also take into account other things in your life about how your work and lifestyle can affect your running too.

We will then analyse your posture, balance and movement to see how your body moves as a whole and any individual joints and muscles that will be influencing your problem.

After your assessment we explain in full what is the cause and together make a plan for how we can get you back to full pain-free running as soon as possible.

After all, your running and training is all about health and improving your body. This takes consistent training, and injuries stop that consistency.

So our goals are to settle the pain as quickly as we can, then start building your mobility and strength in the areas we have identified. Not only do we want to get you better, but we are aiming to keep you injury free by making sure you have strategies in place to keep you strong and running.

What we offer

  • Our first consultation we will give you a full comprehensive assessment and analysis of your injury and movement.
  • An individual plan and treatment to optimise your healing to ensure a fast and efficient recovery
  • Injury prevention strategies including strength and conditioning for Running.
  • Advice on footwear and your shoes and how they may affect the injury and recovery.
  • A free massage mobility ball when you attend for your initial appointment

To book in with one of our specialist physios please click the button below which will take you to our online diary where you can book an appointment that suits you.

What to expect in your consult?

When you attend for your initial consultation here at Indergaard Physiotherapy, you will be taken through our thorough assessment process, where we will find the root cause of your pain. Your therapist, in partnership with yourself, will form a plan for how we aim to get you pain free and back to full function as soon as possible.

This can include hands on therapy, Shockwave Therapy, Laser Therapy, movement re-education and rehabilitation, as well as exercises. Our goal is to give you the best possible care to enable you to move better and feel great as soon as possible.

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