Running season is here and there are many races on the horizon for our local running community. One of the main mistakes we see runners make is not seeking post-race care at the optimal time following a longer distance running race. Unfortunately, this can result in suboptimal performance when they return to training or, even
The third cause of running injury is environmental(extrinsic) factors. These factors can include: Surfaces you train on (trails, sand, road, track), Running shoes Weather And many more… We may not always have influence over this third category because it is related to the environment. Footwear is one factor that we do have control and choice
The second cause of running injury is: Intrinsic (or Individual) factors. There are some individual characteristics about your body and injury history that you can’t change, but we will focus here on the ones you can control or influence.
The main cause of running injuries is: Training errors (inadequate load management). The human body is incredibly good at adapting to load! However, you have to make sure to progressively increase the capacity to sustain higher load. Indeed, if the load exceeds the body’s capacity to sustain that load, the likely result will be pain
Specific Advice and Scientific Takeaways on Minimizing Injury from a Running Specialist Physiotherapist. There is no doubt about it, runners are at a high risk of injuries, especially when training and competing in half and full marathon distance races.