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Mastering Running: Expert Physio Solutions in Brisbane


Running Physio Brisbane

Are running injuries holding you back? Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a weekend warrior, staying injury-free is vital for enjoying your runs to the fullest. At our Brisbane-based physio clinic, we have a special interests in helping runners of all levels overcome injuries and reach their running goals.

Understanding Running Injuries

Running is a high-impact activity that stresses various parts of the body, increasing injury risk. Common running injuries include:

  1. Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome): Characterised by kneecap pain, often due to overuse, poor biomechanics, or muscle imbalances (Lopes et al., 2012).
  2. Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome): Pain along the shinbone from muscle, tendon, or bone inflammation due to repetitive stress (Lopes et al., 2012).
  3. Plantar Fasciitis: Common heel pain from inflammation of the foot’s arch-supporting tissue (Lopes et al., 2012).
  4. Achilles Tendinitis: Inflammation of the Achilles tendon, often due to overuse or improper training (Lopes et al., 2012).
  5. Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome: Outer knee pain from IT band inflammation, a thick tissue running from hip to knee (Lopes et al., 2012).

Causes of Running Injuries

Running injuries can result from various factors, including:

  • Overuse: Running too much or increasing kilometers too quickly without proper rest can lead to overuse injuries like runner’s knee and shin splints.
  • Biomechanical Issues: Poor running form or biomechanical imbalances can increase stress on certain muscles and joints, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Inadequate Footwear: Wearing worn-out or improper running shoes can contribute to injuries like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis.

Evidence-Based Treatment

Our clinic offers a comprehensive approach:

  • Pain Relief: Manual therapy like joint mobilisations, soft tissue massage, and dry needling.
  • Rehabilitation: Custom exercise programs to strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, and correct biomechanics.
  • Gait Analysis: Identifying issues in your running style and providing corrective strategies.
  • Education and Prevention: Teaching proper running form, footwear selection, warm-up techniques, and training progression.

Collaborative Care

We work closely with podiatrists, orthopaedic specialists, and sports medicine physicians for integrated care.

Don’t Let Injuries Slow You Down

If you’re struggling with a running injury, our team is here to help. Schedule an appointment today and get back to running pain-free. Click here to book now!

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References:

  • Lopes, A. D., Hespanhol Junior, L. C., Yeung, S. S., & Costa, L. O. (2012). What are the main running-related musculoskeletal injuries? A systematic review. Sports Medicine, 42(10), 891-905.

Read more….

To learn more about Runner’s Knee, check out our blog HERE
To learn more about Shin Splints, check out our blog HERE
To learn more about Plantar Fasciitis, check our our blog HERE

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