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Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 23 February 2020, Sports Injuries
Whether you are running marathons, using running as a training aid for other sports or just jogging for general fitness there is always room for improvement in performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation.
While there are many avenues for those seeking help and advice with their running, in this post we will cover the basics about how Osteopathy can help you with your running technique, the benefits of using Osteopathy as a runner and what an Osteopath can do for you.
An Osteopath is focused on taking a holistic (or whole body) approach to helping you achieve your running and rehabilitation goals. An Osteopath has a strong knowledge of the anatomy including the bones, tissues, joints and muscles and how they work together to help you run at optimum functionality.
If you are a runner often plagued by reoccurring injuries or even just niggly little pains this can sometimes be due to dysfunction in the muscles and joints of the back, hips, knees and ankles. If these things are not functioning together at their best, the repetitive forces placed upon them while running and the body’s desire to compensate for any imbalances can lead to pain and injury.
Every runner knows how frustrating it can be to have to take a time-out from training due to injury and pain. An Osteopath will help take a look at bigger picture, seeking the real cause of the injury rather than just treating the symptoms.
The therapeutic techniques used by your Osteopath will not only be carried out around the specific area causing you pain, but also in other related points on your body and will vary from patient to patient.
The general methods used in Osteopathy revolve around certain techniques, some of the techniques an Osteopath might use during your consultation are briefly summarised as follows. If you have any questions regarding these techniques don’t hesitate to ask your Osteopath.
How can Osteopathic treatment help you with your running? Here are our top 5 benefits of using and Osteopath.
The reasons for running injuries are varied, ranging from pushing too hard and doing too much too soon through to a lack of warming and stretching. What are some of the most frequent running injuries that can be treated with Osteopathy? Here are our top 4.
If you are struggling with pain when running or a running injury – please do not hesitate to contact Lorraine Herity at Better Health Osteopathy in Christchurch today. Call 027 7555700 or book online.
Lorraine Herity is the Clinic Director of Better Health Osteopathy in Christchurch, New Zealand. She previously worked in Osteopathic clinics in London and Ireland, before moving to New Zealand. Lorraine trained at the British School of Osteopathy in London, where she gained her Master of Osteopathy (M.Ost). Lorraine is a dedicated and passionate Osteopath. Her main aim is to help her patients regain their health and to return her patients back to their everyday activities, in as quick a time as possible. Lorraine is also a clinic tutor on the Osteopathic Course in Ara and relishes the opportunity to teach the next generation of osteopaths.
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