We know that running is a big part of many of our clients' lives and understand that an injury can be a big upset. We are here to help you run better, faster, and longer in the absence of injury.
After a thorough assessment looking at your running habits, gait, running biomechanics, footwear, muscle strength, mobility and functional movement strategies, we will create a customized treatment plan to help you get back to running and to help prevent re-injury. Your Physiotherapist or Athletic Therapist can teach you exercises and stretches to correct muscle imbalances and improve your technique. We can also talk about self-massage techniques and, an effective activation and mobility warm-up and post-run stretching and strengthening routine that will optimize your run and recovery.
Registered Massage Therapy is a great complimentary treatment to Physiotherapy or Athletic Therapy for runners. Massage Therapy can help soften your fascia and other connective tissues as well as soothe overtaxed muscles. This is particularly valuable for runners who are preparing for a big event or who are looking to take their running performance or volume up a notch.
As with all injuries, this information is simply a guide, and it is always best to check in with a Physiotherapist or Athletic Therapist to have a personalized assessment and hear recommendations for what you and your body may specifically need.
Benefits of Physiotherapy for Runners
Physiotherapy can offer a variety of benefits for runners, including:
- Improved flexibility and range of motion: Runners can benefit from physiotherapy as it can help them achieve better flexibility and range of motion. Doing so can reduce the risk of injury and improve their overall performance.
- Reduced pain and inflammation: Physiotherapy can help runners manage pain and reduce inflammation, which is especially beneficial for those recovering from an injury.
- Increased strength and endurance: Physiotherapy can help runners improve their strength and endurance, which can lead to better performance and fewer injuries.
- Improved balance and coordination: Physiotherapy can help runners improve their balance and coordination, which can help them avoid falls and injuries.
- Enhanced recovery from injuries: Physiotherapy can help runners recover from injuries faster by promoting healing and reducing pain and inflammation.
- Reduced risk of future injuries: Physiotherapy can help runners reduce their risk of future injuries by addressing any underlying imbalances or weaknesses.
Common Running Injuries Treated by Physiotherapy
Some of the most common running injuries treated by physiotherapy include:
- Plantar fasciitis: This is a painful condition that affects the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. Physiotherapy can help manage the pain and improve flexibility.
- IT band syndrome: This common overuse injury affects the iliotibial (IT) band, a thick band of tissue that runs from the hip to the knee. Physiotherapy can help reduce pain and inflammation and improve flexibility.
- Achilles tendonitis: This overuse injury affects the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Physiotherapy can help reduce pain and inflammation and improve strength and flexibility.
- Shin splints: This common injury causes pain in the shins. Physiotherapy can help reduce pain and inflammation and improve strength and flexibility.
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome: This condition causes pain in the front of the knee. Physiotherapy can help reduce pain and inflammation and improve strength and flexibility.
- Stress fractures: These are small cracks in the bones that can be caused by overuse. Physiotherapy can help promote healing and prevent future fractures.
Contact Us For Help
Inertia Physio+ offers Kanata and Stittsville exceptional Physiotherapy, Athletic Therapy and Registered Massage Therapy with private treatment rooms, one on one care, a maximum of two patients per hour and treatment focused on the evidence based practices of manual and exercise therapy. Don’t suffer any longer. If you have pain or injury, our Kanata and Stittsville Physiotherapy, Athletic Therapy and Registered Massage Therapy team is here to help you get back to life pain free life and activities. Please reach out to us at (613) 672-2200 or email@example.com for an appointment today! You are also welcome to book online. We also offer direct billing on Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy services whenever your plan allows.
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