Tue, 25 Aug 2015
Running is good for you, despite what some of you might think! Running helps reduce the risk of hip and knee joint replacements, helps gets your weight down, improves bone mineral density and reduces the risk of many other modifiable diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Unfortunately though compared to other endurance sports there is a relatively high soft tissue injury rate. Most of these injuries are over use type injuries, for example anterior knee pain, ITB syndrome, shin splints and the like. Novice runners appear from the research to be more injury prone than the more experienced, but due to that variability of the research it is quite difficult to get a handle on the true incidence of injured runners. Quoted incidence rates run between 7 and 79 %. Many injuries can be avoided with these simple tips.
Here are my top tips for helping you to reduce your risk of injury!
-Ashley Lake is the owner and head physiotherapist of Active+ Milford, and can be contacted on email@example.com
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