Running is one of the most popular physical activities. It is simple, inexpensive, and accessible to nearly everyone. Little do we think when we go for a run, about the technique, intensities, styles, or body mechanics.
Only when we start experiencing discomfort, pains, or injuries, we get to rethink all the process.
The truth is, running is a biomechanically complicated process that should be performed with an understanding of body mechanics.
It is safe to state that the entire body partakes in the running and if any part of the body doesn’t perform its job optimally, sooner or later we may start developing discomfort or pains.
Proper use of our feet, entire kinetic chain, spinal rotation, forces absorption, transition phases will determine benefits or problems coming out of this “simple” activity.
Common problems associated with running are:
- Shin Splints
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Knee Pain
- Hips Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Upper Back Pain
With good assessment comes knowledge and ability to prepare the body for running so you enjoy it and benefit.
We have tools and skills to assess your running mechanics and advise you about adjustments or selection methods suitable to your goals and level.