RunningChartered Physiotherapy in Blackpool, St. Annes, Lytham, Poulton, Cleveleys and Fleetwood
Are you one of the UK’s 10.5 million runners? With the average runner hitting the track, road or trail one to two times a week, almost half are preparing to take part in competitive events. It’s therefore no surprise that more and more runners are turning to physiotherapy for training advice, injury prevention and treatment.
What are the most common running injuries?
A huge 82% of runners will experience injury during their running career, regardless of whether they’re seasoned marathon athletes or just starting on the journey from couch to 5k. Running as a form of aerobic exercise can be hugely beneficial but it is well known that it can put pressure on your joints and muscles. Common injuries include: shin splints, runner’s knee, plantar fasciitis, ITB pain, achilles tendonitis, and stress fractures.
How can physiotherapy help a runner?
Physiotherapy aims to ease pain and strengthen an injured area of the body, ensuring that the root cause is pinpointed and adopting a holistic and individualised approach to reach recovery quickly and effectively.
Our expert team have been treating runners of all levels for years and will help you to return to full fitness and performance, using a careful mix of innovative physiotherapy techniques that can include gait analysis, correcting biomechanics abnormalities, training reviews, and treating soft tissue injuries with joint manipulations, heat therapy, acupuncture, and trigger point therapy.