Stretching for Runners
Running injuries are really quite common and often affect the hips, knees, ankles, and feet. If you ignore the early injury signs you can have a lot of unnecessary pain or dysfunction. Learn more with the best advice from experienced physiotherapists (running physio Gladstone).
How can Physiotherapists help runners?
If you are experiencing any type of pain during or after your run it may be an early injury sign. Your physio will look at a number of factors to assess what may have led to your injury, including: footwear, training load, joint range, muscle strength & stretching advice.
Stretching after activity helps to ensure maximum flexibility, it relaxes the muscles and returns them to their resting length.
Top Tips to Stretching
- Stretch gently and slowly never bounce or stretch rapidly
- Stretch gently to the point of mild discomfort, never pain
- Do not hold your breath when stretching, breathing should be slow and easy