Injury prevention is easier than you might think. Regular stretching, strengthening, and good technique all play a role in ensuring that you can continue to perform!
Specific plantar fascia stretching has been shown to decrease symptoms and onset of plantar fasciitis.
Hip muscle weakness is a risk factor for the onset of lower extremity pain in runners. Improving hip strength can prevent the onset of injury.
Decreased shoulder range of motion is a risk factor for injury. Improving internal rotation has been shown to prevent the onset of injury.
Rotator cuff strength in the upper range can prevent overhead shoulder injuries.
Plyometric exercises can help prevent shoulder injuries in the over head athlete.
Running injuries can be prevented by using running shoes that are fitted to your foot structure and running style. Orthotics can help prevent injuries for people with a very high arch. Get assessed by a qualified health professional!
About 60% of running injuries are caused by training errors. Make use of a warm up, gradually increase your distance, and avoid drastic changes to your training program.
Our mindset can play a role in injury prevention. Attitudes related to dominance, exhaustion, and stressful life events are correlated with increased rates of injury. Clear your mind and enjoy your run!