Running injuries

Sports physiotherapy and osteopathy rehabilitation for running injuries; recovering after a run and running injury with physio & osteo treatments for runners, preparation to marathons and long runs in London, at home or at the practices in Moorgate Monument EC3, Belgravia SW1 & Clapham SW4

Our physiotherapists & osteopaths in London are specialised in sports training and rehabilitation, running injuries treatments and prevention. Our physio and osteo are Axa, Bupa & Cigna registered.

Whether you are a confirmed runner or just started training, injuries can happen frequently and easily if you don’t pay attention. Seeking advices from professionals can be necessary in preparing yourself for a marathon, a long run, or just in order to prevent these common injuries from happening, as well as treating them when they’ve already appeared.

At London Home Visit Physiotherapy, our sports physiotherapists & osteopaths have years of experience and extensive training in helping runners train safely and avoid injuries from happening. They are able to coach you and advise you on the right way of exercising, as well as giving you post-runs treatments such as specific stretching or massaging to avoid any lesions. If you’ve already been injured (sprained ankle, muscle strain or tear, knee pain, lower back pain… ) , they will also be able to provide you sports physio & osteo rehabilitations to help you recover quickly and so you can get back to your training as safely as possible.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Sports injuries physiotherapy & osteopathy treatments for runners during training, before or after a run or marathon. Physio & osteo rehabilitation, stretching and massages for runners, leg pain, sprained ankle & muscle strain or tear treatments at home in London or at the clinics in Moorgate Monument EC3, Belgravia SW1 & Clapham SW4

For you comfort, our dedicated team of physiotherapists and osteopaths are able to provide you treatments, coaching and rehabilitation in London at home. If you live/work close by or prefer coming to one of our sports physio & osteo clinics, we also offer treatment at the Light Centre practices in London, Light Centre Monument between London Bridge and Bank stations EC3, Light Centre Belgravia in Westminster near Victoria station SW1 and Light Centre Clapham SW4 in Clapham Common, as well as at our physiotherapy practice in Clapham South SW4, near Battersea.

We are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa, Axa PPP and Cigna recognised.

For sports physiotherapy & osteopathy, sports massages or running injuries treatment appointments at home or at the clinics: 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

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More information about running injury treatments & rehabilitation with sports physiotherapy & osteopathy, sports massages and stretching for athletes and runners on training in London

What are the different running injuries?

Running is probably the first and most common way to stay fit, but is also the easiest way to develop sports injuries, such as:

  • Plantar Fasciitis: pain at the bottom of the foot, around the heel and arch
  • Shin splints: pain in the shins, or the front of the lower legs
  • Runner’s knee: knee pain around the knee or behind the kneecap
  • Achilles pain: pain or swelling at the back of the ankle or heel. It’s important to know that acute tendon pain can lead to tendinopathy if not treated early.
  • Muscles strains: hamstring muscles or calf muscles are the most commonly injured

What are the causes of running injuries?

Most of the time, injuries easily happen when there is a change in the way of training, whether the factor is exterior or physical. The body tends to take some time in adapting itself to those changes; this is why it is important to increase or change your way of training little by little, in order to prevent injuries from happening.

The most common causes of running injuries are usually:

  • Changing the workload too quickly: in distance, time, intensity
  • Footwear
  • Running techniques
  • Terrain: harder ground, more hills…
  • Overtraining or incorrect mechanics (e.g. weak gluteal, calves, overactive hip flexors)

How do sports physio & osteo treat running injuries?

Sports physiotherapy and osteopathy can treat injuries and stop them from happening in different ways and levels:

  • Reviewing running style and techniques
  • Advices on footwear
  • Reviewing training
  • Soft tissue massages
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Joint manipulations
  • Exercise prescription

What is best to do for recovery during training and after the run?

In order to avoid injuries from either happening or repeating themselves, as well as maximise your recovering after your training, marathon or run, there are a few things you can do yourself.

First of all, it is important to warm up and cool down at the start and end of each race or training. Don’t start or stop running straight away but allow yourself a few minutes of walk to warm up your body at the beginning of your training, or cool it down slowly at the end.

Stretching is also an essential part of the training. Before and after your run, make sure to stretch in order to prevent from catching injuries.

Remember to slowly build up the intensity of the run. Do not change radically your workload whether it’s in speed or distance, for example. This would be the easiest way of getting injured.

You also need to wear the right shoes, so not just your feet but also your entire body is correctly supported. If you’re not sure about the type of footwear you should wear, our experts in sports physio & osteo can help you.

What can sports physio & osteo do to help prepare for a marathon or other runs?

Physiotherapy & osteopathy are able help before the race, during your whole training period but can also help you recover safely after the marathon (or other long run) is over. Different rehabilitation techniques can be used:

  • Sports massages before the race or after the trainings
  • Deep tissues massages
  • Circulatory massages
  • Specific stretching
  • Add strength/conditioning exercises to help build the body for long distance events

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

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