Treatment of Running Injuries
At Rebalance Sports Medicine, our physiotherapists and massage therapists understand that running is important to you and that an injury that interferes with your running regimen can be quite a nuisance.
That is why our team of professionals are specially trained to help you run better, recover from your running injuries faster and prevent running injuries before they start!
Physiotherapy for your Running Injuries
Our physiotherapists have a special interest in running injuries and have pursued specialized post-graduate training in running injury management and prevention. When you see one of our experienced physiotherapists for your running concerns, they will conduct a comprehensive assessment that is specifically relevant to running.
During the assessment the physiotherapist will gather information about your running habits. They will look closely at your gait, running biomechanics, footwear, muscle strength, mobility and functional movement strategies.
With this information, they will develop an individualized treatment plan that will help you recover from your injury and provide you with the knowledge and tools to prevent re-injury.
Your treatment plan may include manual therapies, stretching and mobilization of tissues and structures that have limited mobility. You may also receive shockwave therapy in order to stimulate tissue healing in injured areas that may no longer be responding to your body’s natural healing processes.
If required, your physiotherapist may give you advice on footwear and other external factors such as running terrain and running frequency. They will teach you exercises to improve muscle imbalances and your running technique.
They may also suggest an appropriate warm up and cool down regimen that will help your muscles prepare for a run and recover after your run. Ultimately, your running treatment program will be individualized and catered to address your specific concerns and issues.
If necessary, your physiotherapist will refer you to other professionals that will complement the physiotherapy and get you better faster. Physiotherapy may be covered by your extended health benefits plan. Call us today to book your initial consultation.
Massage Therapy for your Running Injuries
Massage therapy can complement physiotherapy treatment when you are recovering from a running injury. Massage can help to soften your fascia and other connective tissues as well as helping to relax tight and overworked muscles. This is particularly important for runners who rely on limber muscles and joints in order to reach higher limits with running.
Shockwave Therapy for your Running Injuries
Some running injuries can be stubborn and difficult to resolve. Shockwave therapy can be used to stimulate the body’s natural inflammatory response and accelerate soft tissue healing.
Some running injuries that are effectively treated with Shockwave Therapy include plantar fasciitis, patellar tendonitis, achilles tendonitis and hamstring strains among others. Ask your registered physiotherapist if Shockwave Therapy might benefit you.
Prevention is the Key to Success
If you are a runner then you know that sustaining an injury can be such a nuisance and can interfere with your regular running regimen. That’s why we recommend adopting strategies that promote injury prevention. Book an appointment with one of our registered physiotherapists who will assess your body, analyze your running habits and provide you with an individualized plan to prevent running injuries.
Your plan may include specific strengthening exercises, a dynamic warm up routine, a cool down program, self-massage techniques, suggestions on footwear and recommendations for running programs and more…
Running Injury Services are offered at our downtown Toronto location. Prevent and/or treat those nagging running injuries that are limiting your potential and your performance. These services may be covered by your extended health insurance policy. Contact us today to book your initial consultation with one of our experienced practitioners.
Alishah Merchant, FCAMPT Physiotherapist
Alishah Merchant is a FCAMPT physiotherapist practicing at Rebalance Sports Medicine in downtown Toronto.