Distance running is one of today’s fastest growing recreational sports. It’s affordable, accessible, addictive, and has positively changed the lives of many worldwide. Despite this range of benefits, recent studies report that 55-60% of runners are injured every year.
Are You Running Injured?
It is well documented that running injuries can result from over training and/or training errors. Despite developments in running programs, advances in shoe technology, and improved access to running literature, running injuries are not declining, but becoming more common. There are various forms of running injuries and the causes of each type of injury are continuously being studied. However, all forms of running injuries have been linked to habits in running patterns. These patterns may develop prior to an injury occurring, or after an injury as compensation for pain. It is the current thought that many of these injuries can be prevented or rehabilitated with optimizing running form. With the dizzying array of trend-setting running methods it is difficult to know which method might be right for you, and which are the safest technique adaptations to integrate into your running form. Our registered physiotherapist, Amy Fahlman is familiar with the various forms of running techniques and is experienced with the complexities of running rehabilitation. She is current on literature recommendations for injury prevention, running form, and rehabilitation. Let her help you on the path to injury free running with various forms of manual therapy, exercise, and a video running analysis. A biomechanical running analysis can help identify faults in your running form, allowing us to correct your form, rehabilitate a running injury, and most importantly, help prevent it from reoccurring. We use state of the art video analysis tools to correct mechanical errors, maximize running efficiency, and set you on the right path to injury free running.
Your personal video analysis includes:
- A biomechanical assessment by an experienced physiotherapist
- A CD detailing your running technique
- Personalized suggestions to improve your running efficiency
- Individual exercise program to correct faulty biomechanical patterns
What you need to bring:
- A new and old pair of running shoes
- Work out clothes
- Completed running intake form (see attachment)
Each assessment will be minimum of two one-hour appointments. The appointments will involve a detailed strength, endurance, flexibility, and movement patterns assessment, followed by a 20 minute running analysis. Follow up sessions are 30 minutes and will be recommended based on each individual assessment. All appointments will be by a registered physiotherapist, and will be eligible for reimbursement under most health care plans.
Download a Runnning Questionnaire here
Running, Injuries & Rehabilitation Seminar
Date: To be determined
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm FREE!
Location: Sports 4 Bank St
To make an appointment or to request more information, contact:
Amy Fahlman firstname.lastname@example.org Or call 613-594-8512