We are pleased to announce that Capital Physio is once again an official Virgin London Marathon Injury Clinic
Distance running has grown in popularity over the years and entries into the London Marathon reached 253,930 for 2017 . Today running is one of the most popular leisure sports activities in the UK.
The Risks and benefits of Running
Needless to say, there are many great health benefits to running including building strength, fitness, and mobility. It can also be a great opportunity to meet new people and develop social networks. This is especially true if you run as part of a club. However, like most sports though, it isn’t without its risks. The average incidence rate for running injuries is 37-56% for the average recreational runner. When compared with time spent running, the rate of injury varies from 2.5 to 12.1 injuries per 1000 hours of running.
Running Injuries and Training Impact
As you might expect, most injuries affect the lower limbs with knee injuries being the most common. 50-75% of running injuries are linked to the repetitive nature of running. This leads to a whopping 90% of injured runners ceasing training altogether!
London Marathon Injury Clinic
For the last few years, Capital Physio has been one of the official Virgin London Marathon injury clinics. 2017 is no different. Yet again, we are supporting runners through their training up until, during, and after the big event. If you are suffering with a running injury, come and see one of our physiotherapists.