In late 2014, two of our keen running physiotherapists, Emma Freer and Stephanie Austin attended a course with leading researcher and Physio, Dr Chris Barton on running biomechanics. Participants learned to thoroughly examine runners from top to toe, how to prescribe exercises and retrain technique to reduce the rate of running-related injuries.
Common running injuries include knee and patellofemoral pain, back pain, illiotibial band syndrome, Achilles and patellar tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, shin pain and stress fractures just to name a few. As Dr Barton explained, many of these injuries are preventable as they are often due to a sudden increase in training load or poor technique leading to muscle imbalances.
As runners themselves, both Emma and Steph are passionate about keeping people pain free and out on the trails. As a result the team at Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy have developed a specialized Running Assessment service using video analysis on a treadmill and musculoskeletal screening to highlight any biomechanical faults and identify any potential contributors to injury.
We also understand that everyone has different goals, from getting back to running after giving birth to running a marathon, so each assessment and treatment plan is tailored to individual needs. So whether you’re just a beginner, a ‘shuffler’ looking to improve technique or a seasoned runner seeking advice, call Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy on 6495 2281 to book your 1 hr individualized Running Assessment.