The BMO Vancouver marathon is just a few short weeks away – whoo-hoo! It is SO exciting to see this landmark of a race back for our city’s running community. For years, helping my clients prepare for this race has been one of my favourite times of year as a physio working in Vancouver. For […]
With the 2022 calendar filling up with marathons, half’s and 10k’s, we are seeing a rise in running injuries in the clinic. When starting any running program, one of our main priorities should be to reduce the risk of injury so we are able to achieve our running goals. Unfortunately, research would suggest that complete […]
With social distancing remaining an important aspect of keeping ourselves and our communities safe during this start of 2021, exercise and time outside remain one of the key pieces of survival of this pandemic period. There may be no better time to take up running, undoubtedly one of the best social distancing sports there is! […]
Running season is here and there are many races on the horizon for our local running community. One of the main mistakes we see runners make is not seeking post-race care at the optimal time following a longer distance running race. Unfortunately, this can result in suboptimal performance when they return to training or, even […]
The third cause of running injury is environmental(extrinsic) factors. These factors can include: Surfaces you train on (trails, sand, road, track), Running shoes Weather And many more… We may not always have influence over this third category because it is related to the environment. Footwear is one factor that we do have control and choice […]
The second cause of running injury is: Intrinsic (or Individual) factors. There are some individual characteristics about your body and injury history that you can’t change, but we will focus here on the ones you can control or influence.
The main cause of running injuries is: Training errors (inadequate load management). The human body is incredibly good at adapting to load! However, you have to make sure to progressively increase the capacity to sustain higher load. Indeed, if the load exceeds the body’s capacity to sustain that load, the likely result will be pain […]
Specific Advice and Scientific Takeaways on Minimizing Injury from a Running Specialist Physiotherapist. There is no doubt about it, runners are at a high risk of injuries, especially when training and competing in half and full marathon distance races.
It’s the final week of our January Blog Series – Pilates-based strengthening for runners…and I’ve saved one of me favourites for last: the side-lying leg press. This exercise challenges the ability to maintain neutral through the spine both in the side lines as well as the anterior(front)-posterior(back) line while working the gluteals.
Week Two Pilates-Based Home Exercise for Runners: Leg Lowers with Resistance Though rehabilitation for runners often focuses on gluteal activation, many of the runners I see in the clinic also have poor abdominal strength. This can result in being unable to support the lower back during longer runs, leading to stiffness and achiness in the […]