STREET PHYSIOTHERAPY
AND
SPORTS INJURIES
PRACTICE

STREET PHYSIOTHERAPY
AND
SPORTS INJURIES
PRACTICE
 RUNNING INJURIES 

Running Injuries Prevention

Running has been found to be a great way to improve fitness and to reduce weight; however there are many pitfalls and risk of injury due to poor preparation and equipment.

General tips:

  • First check with your GP that there are no medical issues preventing you from running.
     
  • Then make sure you have suitable footwear. Running shoes are specific to running and are very different from general training shoes so do make sure you go to a specialised shop for advice. They will often put you on a running machine to check your foot posture.
     
  • Always start slowly and most people walk/run initially. There are many local running groups who you can run with for company, advice and safety. Warm up by running slowly for 5 minutes and then stretch at the end of the run for 10 to 15 minutes. The main muscles to stretch are your hamstrings and your calf muscles.
     
  • Seek our advise if you have any niggles or if you feel muscle tightness is hampering your running.
     
  • The practice has a running machine so that we can analyse your running posture as well as offering you a full biomechanical assessment to check any weaknesses or poor biomechanics.
     
  • Sara has been a runner all her life and is always happy to support runners through their training particularly when they are training for an event.