"Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running"
Passionate about running.... We take the prevention and management of running injuries to a whole new level
Providing a comprehensive running assessment, we look to ensure that you can run free of injury to achieve your running goals. Our highly skilled podiatric biomechanists can provide advice on strength and conditioning, running technique, orthotics, footwear assessment, injury management and prevention.
Running is a highly complex dynamic activity. It requires a unique balance of strength, flexibility, timing, tolerance and good luck!
Various reports state between 50-70% of runners receive one or more running injuries every year. Runners average 1000 steps per kilometer, each with up to 5-7 times your body weight having to be absorbed and dissipated by your body. The repetitive nature of running, combined with overload and training errors can take its toll.
One thing for sure when it comes to running - everybody's got an opinion. You only need to consult Dr Google to get an idea of how confusing it can be. We help sort out the wheat from the chaff, keeping abreast of the ever-changing world of injury management and biomechanical knowledge. We provide sound Evidence Based medical advice to assist in injury management and prevention. Being runners ourselves, we know what it is like to have those goals inhibited by pain or injury.
The Running Injury Clinic does not require referral for assessment. However, we are also more than happy to accept referrals from, and to work with, your physio, doctor, chiropractor, osteopath, musculoskeletal therapist, running coach, massage therapist, sports physician etc.
"The curse of the running injury"
So you decide that running is great idea. It's a great way to get fit quickly, manage your weight and possibly even tick off that bucket-list half marathon or other running event. What's better - all you need is some shoes and away you go.
You start off as expected, a fair bit of huffing and puffing, and sore muscles to let you know you have worked something you hadn't in a while.
Not too long in, the huffing and puffing gets better, your muscles aren't so sore, and you know what? You can see what this running thing is all about now. That goal looks to be achievable. You sign up for that half and focus on what needs to be done - more kms.
Then it starts. That sore knee, slight twinge in the shin or back. "It's ok," you think, "It'll disappear." Hang on tick - it's getting worse.
You decide to be sensible for once and take a bit of a break for a week, then start back and, BOOM, it's still there. You have a running injury, and just when things were going so well. You were feeling healthy, and your breathing and 'fitness' was fine. Bugger.
This is the curse of the running injury. We would all like to just slip on a pair of shoes - hell, we'll even splash out on an expensive pair. But too often our body gives us the royal "kick in the guts". This is where The Running Injury Clinic comes in. We understand the pain and frustration of running injuries. We work to get to the bottom of the problem. We are not focused on fixing every little thing we can critique, rather getting to the core of the problem quickly so you can get back on track without undue fuss.
We offer what we believe is some of the most comprehensive running injury assessment available. When you come to us you can expect a lot. We have a comprehensive checklist that we go through that is soundly based on Evidence Based Medicine to ensure that we get to the core of the problem.