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If you stopped running during the winter then this blog is for you.
The biggest danger people face when they return to running and picking up where they left off. Runners risk serious injury to their feet and legs if they don’t take care.
6 Point Plan
We have issued a 6 point plan to make sure your return to running is as safe as possible.
- Check your pre-lockdown footwear is still fit for purpose and appropriate for running to avoid injury caused by lack of cushioning or inadequate support!
- Plan a gradual return over 4-6 weeks to your previous running levels to avoid tendon overload injuries.
- Incorporate squats and calf raises to improve lower limb strength and tolerance to high impact exercise.
- Focus on perfecting form and balance before returning to ensure optimal technique.
- Don’t ignore niggles or pre-existing aches, pains or strains, as these can escalate and cause other issues as you increase your exercise levels.
- Plan rest days into your running schedule to allow for muscle recovery and tendon adaptation as you increase your exercise intensity.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss a unique plan for you to return to running, simply contact us at the clinic and we would be happy to advise.
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