Running

Spring has sprung, the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer.  The sluggish months are over, it’s time to come out of hibernation.  You might be feeling a little more motivated to get fit, and might want to head out for a run.

But before you run to get fit, you need to make sure you are fit to run.

Runner stretchingInitially, you will need mobility in the ankle and the hip to move freely enough to run.  If you don’t have this mobility, then you will start trying to move from areas that require stability.   They in turn will drop their stability to give you more mobility and you can end up with aches and pain in those areas like the knees and lower back.

If you don’t have adequate mobility, then we can treat this on the table in the form of deep tissue massage, and with prescribed home care of foam rolling, stretching and trigger point ball work.

If you DO have adequate mobility, we will assess your stability and motor control.  This is your ability to absorb, control and re-direct force.

If it is identified that stability and motor control requires attention , then we can prescribe corrective exercises to help you learn and regain stability and control.

We can help you with a Functional Movement Screen.  During a 45 minute session, we conduct tests to assess how well you organise your body during movement.  A qualified practitioner will screen you and advise you of the steps to take to achieve your goals.

Don’t let aches and pains get in the way of you getting fit.  Give us a call on 03 99391133 to book in your session now.