Everyone has their own unique way of running, but every good running style should be based on a few fundamental principles, and these fundamentals are dependant on a body that is healthy, efficient, and fully functional. Restrictions and dysfunctions in the body can seriously affect your gait, and attempting to complete a training program that your body cannot tolerate can leave you vulnerable to injuries.
Everything begins with an assessment, because if we're not assesssing, we're guessing.
The initial assessment will allow us to diagnose your injury, identify those restrictions and dysfunctions in the body and any training errors which have contributed to the onset of your running injury. We will then put an appropriate rehabilitation program in place, not only to resolve the actual injury, but also to correct those restrictions, dysfunctions and training errors.
This rehabilitation program will include:
- exercises to be performed at home or at the gym
- treatments in clinic to help speed the healing and recovery process
- advice on what activities you can continue and what to avoid
- simple information about what your injury is, how it heals, why it happened, and how to avoid it in the future.
Rehabilitation is an active process, requires at least some time and effort on your part, and will require a variable number of follow up visits.
Once the injury itself is on the road to recovery, we can then carry out the most detailed & in-depth Running specific assessment you will ever have, which will identify any further restrictions and dysfunctions which could leave you vulnerable to running injuries in the future. This will allow us to develop a custom, bespoke, training program to rehabilitate your entire body to prevent future injuries, by improving your mobility, core stability, balance, strength and power.
A structured, bespoke running injury rehabilitation program will identify your current injury, and can correct these restrictions and dysfunctions, improving your gait and reducing the chance of injury.
Some pataients have recorded PB's soon after recovering from serious injuries!
If you are lucky enough to not have any Running related pain or injuries at the moment, then now is the perfect time to increase your physical abilities, develop your core stability, mobility, balance, strength, and power, so you can safely perform the best possible Running gait, and get the most out of the sport you love, without worrying about Running related injuries or pain.
Research has shown that a structured training program can reduce your 3km time by 16 seconds in a matter of weeks!