Myotherapy for sport injuries
Unlike most sports where we are taught what to do, most people are never taught to run. After all, it can seem to be just a faster version of walking.
- Around 70% of recreational and competitive runners typically sustain an injury over a 12 month period.
- Of these injuries 42% are to the knee
- Overuse injuries (training errors, lack of strength and flexibility) are more common than acute injuries ( sprains and strains)
- Each running step can transfer 2.5 times your body weight through the foot, ankle, knee and hip
Preparation is the key to avoiding injury. Your Myotherapist will identify potential musculoskeletal problems, especially if you have previous injury concerns. Poor technique or compensating for a limitation can lead to soreness in backs, knees, shins, hips, even shoulders and necks. Individuals looking to begin physical activity, or are currently participating should be assessed to identify injury risk.
The key element allowing athletes to put their body in the various positions that running demands is mobility. Placing unnecessary force and stress into areas increases the risk for injury in those regions. Our muscular system often compensates due to joint restriction, muscle weakness, poor control or lack of endurance.
Example of Myotherapy interventions to prevent and resolve running injuries;
- Functional 7 step movement screening
- Assess joint ranges of motion for restrictions
- Dynamic release drills to maximum joint ROM
- Activation sequences to establish control of joint
- Improve strength and power of lower limbs
- Resistance band training which mimics the elastic properties of muscle
You can make an appointment with one of our myotherapists by clicking the link to book online, or call our reception staff on 5222 6868 to schedule a time.
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