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Running Injury Physiotherapy

Running Injury Assessment & Rehabilitation Sutton Coldfield

Sutton Coldfield’s premier running injury clinic

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React Physiotherapy’s state of the art running clinic is conveniently located for runners in Sutton Coldfield and surrounding areas. With access to a fully-equipped gymnasium and clinic room, our running-enthusiast physiotherapist is an expert in running injury assessment and rehabilitation.

Whether you are a beginner or experienced runner, the chances are that you will experience a running injury at some point. Running injuries are common, but the majority are treatable with physiotherapy. Physiotherapy treatment exercises for runners can also contribute to future injury prevention, enabling you to reach your running potential and achieve your running goals.

Most common running injuries

Even the most minor of running injuries can prevent you from maximising your running programme. Some of the most common running injuries we see in clinic are:

  • Runners Knee, or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) – irritation of the cartilage on the underneath of the kneecap (the patella)
  • Achilles Tendinopathy – irritation of the tendon that connects the two major calf muscles to the back of the heel
  • Hamstring Strain – an ache or tightness in the back of the upper leg
  • Plantar Fasciitis – irritation of the connective tissue that runs from the heel to the toes
  • Band Syndrome (ITB) – when the band that connects the hip to the knee and shin gets irritated, pain is experienced on the outer knee
  • Shin Splints – irritation of the shin as a result of muscle or bone stress
  • Tendinopathy – irritation of the tendon that attaches the glute muscle to the side of the hip
  • Hip Pain – commonly caused by hip flexor strain, hip flexor tendinitis and stress fractures

Running injury assessment and rehabilitation

From your initial consultation with our running injury physio, you will be guided through your proposed injury recovery plan step-by-step. If appropriate we may assess how your specific running style could be affecting your injury and make recommendations on how small adjustments could improve your recovery and prevent future injury reoccurrence. A tailored exercise programme will give you the best possible chance of returning to running in the shortest possible time.

As a keen runner himself, our head physiotherapist Chris is very well equipped to provide expert physiotherapy for runners – from beginners to elite runners. If you are a member of a running club Chris may also be able to attend a training session in order to assess your injury in your usual running environment. He is an active member of the Sutton Coldfield running community – leading the warm up and a running group with the Boldmere Bullets and training weekly with SE Fitness.

Preparing for an upcoming run – from 5K to Marathon

Whether you are new to running and are about to take part in your first 5K or are an experienced runner preparing for a marathon, it is never too early or too late to seek advice from a running injury physio. Give yourself the best possible chance of achieving your running goals by addressing that niggling injury through a tailor-made physiotherapy programme at React Physiotherapy.

Also available at React Physiotherapy Sutton Coldfield is sports massage. This can be integrated into your running injury recovery programme – both pre- and post-run. An initial running injury assessment at React Physiotherapy lasts approximately 1 hour. Subsequent injury rehabilitation sessions will vary depending on recommendations made.

Include a Running Gait Analysis into your running injury assessment and gain essential insight into how your running style can influence injury occurrence. Read our blog for more on how a sports physiotherapist can enhance your running performance.

To find out more call Chris on 0121 227 0500 or email chris@reactphysiotherapy.co.uk. You can also book online.


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