How Physiotherapists Help Treat Running Injuries

October 28th, 2022 in Tips
How Physiotherapists Help Treat Running Injuries

Shin splints, a runner's knee, ankle sprains, and plantar fasciitis can stop you from running and enjoying the sport. When it seems like the pain is unbearable and you can't even think about lacing up your sneakers, you may feel like giving up altogether.

But don't despair just yet. There is hope in the form of physiotherapy. Physiotherapists are highly trained healthcare professionals who can help treat your running injuries and get you back on the road (or trail) again.

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a type of rehabilitation that uses physical recovery methods such as exercise, massage, and stretches to help patients recover from injuries and improve their overall mobility. Physiotherapists work with people of all ages, from newborns to seniors.

Treatment plans and physiotherapy sessions will vary depending on the individual's needs, but may include the following:

  • Exercises to improve flexibility and range of motion
  • Stretching and massage to release tight muscles
  • Strengthening routines to support injured joints and muscles
  • Aerobic conditioning to improve overall fitness
  • Joint mobilization to reduce pain and stiffness
  • Education on proper injury prevention and rehabilitation techniques

During your first session, the physiotherapist will assess your injury to determine what is causing your pain. From there, they will create a treatment plan to reduce pain and inflammation, increase range of motion, and improve strength.

If you are suffering from a running-related injury, Steveston Physiotherapy can help. Our team of highly educated and experienced physiotherapists will work with you to create a treatment plan that will get you back on your feet and running again in no time.

Steveston Physiotherapy is a family-owned clinic focused on providing custom exercises and activities to ensure optimal recovery. We work closely with a small list of patients to prevent injuries, manage acute conditions, and minimize chronic pain.