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Do you think running is causing you injuries?

Running is a great way to stay fit and healthy, but it can also be a source of injuries. Up to 70% of runners will experience an injury at some point in their running career.

While running offers numerous benefits, it's essential to be mindful of the potential risks and take steps to mitigate them. Physiotherapy can be very helpful as it can ensure you have a good run without the worry of injury. By addressing biomechanical issues, providing personalised exercise plans, and aiding in recovery, physiotherapists empower individuals to continue reaping the rewards of running.

Injuries can include:

Overuse: Running is a repetitive activity that can put a lot of stress on your muscles, tendons, and bones. Overtraining or increasing your mileage too quickly can lead to overuse injuries.


Improper running form: Poor running form can increase the impact forces on your body and make you more likely to get injured.

Inadequate footwear: Wearing shoes that are not properly supportive or that are not worn out can also lead to running injuries.

How Physiotherapy Can Help
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Physiotherapists can help with injury prevention by:


Assessing your running form: They can identify any biomechanical abnormalities that may be increasing your risk of injury.


Developing a strengthening and stretching program: They can help you strengthen the muscles that support your joints and improve your flexibility.


Providing education: They can teach you about proper running form and how to avoid injuries.



If you are already injured, a physiotherapist can help you:


Reduce pain: They can use manual therapy techniques such as massage and joint mobilisation to reduce pain and inflammation.


Improve range of motion: They can help you regain your lost range of motion through exercises and stretching.


Strengthen weakened muscles: They can give you exercises to strengthen the muscles that support your injured area.


Help you return to running: They can design a safe and effective training program to help you get back to running as soon as possible.


Connect Allied Health Hub can help!


If you are concerned that running is causing you injuries, give us a call on (07) 4661 5577.  Early diagnosis and treatment can help you get back to running pain-free and prevent future injuries. We can help you in Warwick, Toowoomba, Stanthorpe, Tenterfield and we can organise home visits in Allora. We will make sure you enjoy running for years to come!

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