Blog completed by Lead Osteopath Andrew Terry who is available for treatment at both our Barnet and Tufnell Park Clinic. Regular Osteopathy can help with improved body function and help reduce the likelihood of injuries.
The job of an Osteopath is to not just find out what is wrong but why, so that we can make sure your pain doesn’t come back. This is never more apparent than when working with complaints due to running.
The issues runners experience are quite unique as there are so many things to take into consideration. What surface are they running on? Has it changed recently? Do they wear studs, normal running trainers or bare feet? Are they running on a track? Do they sprint or run long distance? Do they run on the ball of their feet or heel to toe? Does the pain start quite quickly after they start running or after a longer distance? All this is hugely important as it completely alters how the forces transfer through the body as they run, and it affects each person completely differently.
We’ve also found that with runners, the cause and the site of pain are often in completely different places. For example you may be experiencing shin splints, and whilst the pain is around the shin, the cause may be due to poor ankle mechanics, tightness in the calves and hamstrings or even poor force transference from the hip.
This is where our Osteopathy Department comes in. To find out exactly what is going on, we need to take a detailed case history by asking you some of the above questions, and then not just look at the site of the pain, but the whole body so we can tell you exactly what is going wrong and why, and then treat the issue along with giving you a wide range of exercises and advice so that you can get back to running as soon as possible. Our assessment can sometimes actually improve running economy as it will help shift loads to other areas of the body, therefore allowing you to become much more energy efficient and ultimately faster at your preferred distance.
If you would like to talk to someone about your running pain then call our Osteopathy Department to find out how we can help you. Or, why not see some of our case studies to find out how Osteopathy CAN HELP YOU. We also have our page dedicated to the benefits of Osteopathy where you can see how Osteopathy can benefit you in many other ways that you may not have even realised yet.
How can Bodylogics help?
We are the leading Sports Therapy Clinic in North London, offering Sports Massage, Physiotherapy,Osteopathy, Sports Rehabilitation and many more services, all of which are designed to get you back to being pain free and to enable you to get the best from your body. Our Team are made up of specialists in different areas and we are confident we have a Team member who will be able to offer you the correct maintenance programme to keep you injury free or offer you the advice and treatment plan that will have you back to full fitness in the shortest time possible. We do not cut corners, we offer genuine, true advice in order to give you the best chance of success. We are proud of our reputation we have built and we are confident that you will share the thoughts of many others after visiting us.
To get in touch please see the information below and we look forward to welcoming you to Bodylogics The Sports Therapy Clinic in the near future.