Regular aerobic exercise has been shown to have a wide range of physical, emotional and social health benefits. However, when it comes to training for running in an event or fun run, it is easy to get caught up in the endless cycle of just going out for a run, while neglecting all of the other things that keep you performing at your best. Running can become a chronic repetitive motion that can quickly result in overtraining issues such as:
While these injuries are generally a result of overtraining, some individuals are more predisposed overuse injuries than others. It is important to treat the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. At Powerhouse Physiotherapy we address the biomechanical factors that may be contributing to your injury or pain. We can assess for any areas of weakness or imbalances and design a tailored rehabilitation program to get you back running.
Tips for your running program:
It is also very important to schedule a recovery week every 3-4 weeks. During the recovery week your long slow run should be between 30-50% less than your long run from the previous week. This will help keep your body fresh and ensure your muscles and joints are getting the recovery they need.
Powerhouse Physiotherapy is a highly qualified team of Physiotherapists and soft tissue therapists looking after ACT Academy of Sport, ACT Junior Athletics, and other sporting teams and individual athletes from around the ACT. So whether you’re a weekend warrior, a competitive marathon runner, or looking to start running for the first time we can get you started on the right foot and keep you running!