Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapy Help to Perform at your Best

Physiotherapy Help to Perform at your Best

Before you take part in any form of sport there are some things you can do to prevent injury. I never used to know about injury prevention – warming up and stretching – and as a result I’ve had to deal with the likes of runners’ knee, ankle sprain, sprinters foot, chronic muscle injuries as well as Achilles tendon injuries. I used to push myself and try to run too far instead of realizing that I should rather be gradually increasing the distances that I was running. No wonder my body responded to this increased workload by giving me stress fractures. I had myself to blame because then a trip to the doctor and to hear that rest is the best treatment. I was told that healing would take 6 to 8 weeks and that full range of motion and strength would have to be restored before returning to any activity. This was like a prison sentence to a person like me who needed to train for a marathon. It doesn’t take long to do some stretching. Stretching will improved flexibility and this in turn will strengthen your muscles, tendons and ligaments and help limit your risk of injury. The beauty about physiotherapy is that if you are training for a marathon, you don’t have to be obsessing about injuries. Don’t wait till you are injured – rather see for regular maintenance work. This is so useful because they can help to point out areas that can result in injury, and they will give advice on exercises. They will also recommend sports massage which can help to maintain circulation and also improve range of movement in the muscles and the joints. For me what worked was to simply schedule exercise, training and a visit to the physiotherapist into my diary in a positive way and by prioritizing my goals, it has helped me to stop being obsessed with...

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Physiotherapy Helps You with Marathon Training

Physiotherapy Helps You with Marathon Training

I started running for fun, health and fitness and of course, to control my weight. I became too good with distance running that I decided to make the transition from pounding the neighbourhood streets to professional running. I’ve always loved watching marathons on the TV as it looks like the kind of sport that anyone can enjoy. I understood exactly what it required and that it would take some rigorous and disciplined training. I’ve already been running for some time, and I know all about sprinter’s foot that pain on the upper surface of the foot during running. I remember that my foot had been put in a cast for a few weeks to allow healing. All I can remember is that physiotherapy and bio kinetics treatment was essential treatment at that time in the rehabilitation of my injured foot. Whatever your motivation is for running a marathon, with the right training plan, you can certainly achieve your goal. Like me, you may have bouts of acute and chronic foot pain. I think that for any runner who wants to achieve their goals and to also arrive at the finishing line uninjured should look at physiotherapy as part of their training programme. This can make sure you achieve your aims with running the marathon and physiotherapy will help as a course of treatment. Training is crucial for marathon runners and you can’t afford to have a running injury like Achilles tendonitis, knee pain, calf strain and blisters setting you back. Running injuries are common, and while they can be minor to severe, they can put you out of a race. Intervention is your best bet, and physiotherapy can make all the difference between you taking part or failing to participate. It will mean Your Success or...

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