The UK’s running population has reached a staggering 10.5 million runners, with the average runner running 1 to 2 times per week. 55 percent of runners were found to spend a third of their time running on the roads and 25 percent spend a third of their time running outdoors, but off-road.
With almost half of runners partaking in competitive events running distances of up to 10km, more and more runners are seeking professional advice around training, injury prevention and getting treatment. Physiotherapy for runners can be extremely effective in speeding up recover from running injuries.
The Most Common Running Injuries
According to research, 82 percent of runners will experience some form of injury throughout their running career. It doesn’t matter if you are an elite athlete training for a marathon or simply starting out on training for your first couch to 5k. Although running can be extremely beneficial; running can lead to injury. Some of the most common running injuries include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints
- Runner’s knee
- Stress fractures
- ITB pain
- Achilles tendonitis
How Physiotherapy Treats Running Injuries
Physiotherapy for runners can help ease the pain of injuries and strengthen the injured area. This is because type of treatment ensures you are getting to the source of the problem and solving it rather than masking the pain. A correct diagnosis and tailored treatment from our expert team can help you back to full fitness and running at peak performance. There are a wide variety of physiotherapy techniques and practices used to help runner’s injuries, both as treatment and prevention.
How physiotherapy can solve running injuries
- reviewing your running style and technique
- addressing biomechanical abnormalities and footwear
- reviewing training regimes and recovery periods
- treating soft tissue injuries with trigger point therapy, joint manipulations, heat therapy, and acupuncture.