Running Injuries

Do you have an injury preventing from what you love, running?

At Complete Sports Care, we specialise in the management of running injuries. Our team leads an international research collaboration with the goal of improving the management of common running injuries, including:

 – Plantar fasciitis       – Achilles tendinopathy
 – Patellofemoral pain       – Patellar tendinopathy
 – Iliotibial band syndrome       – Hamstring injuries
 – Hip and gluteal injuries       – Stress fractures
 – Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)       – Compartment syndromes

How do we treat running injuries?

The causes of running injury vary depending on both the specific injury and individual characteristics. Our expert team at Complete Sports Care will provide you with a thorough assessment to determine the most appropriate management plan. You will be provided with an optimal and progressive management plan consisting of running re-education (i.e. changing technique), education, exercise prescription and physiotherapy. Importantly, we complete a thorough running video analysis of each runner we treat to ensure we identify and correct any faulty movement patterns. In most runners we will also use the biomechanical analysis to facilitate running retraining (i.e. changing technique), a missing link in successfully managing many chronic running injuries. Below is an example of a patients running analysis before and after successful treatment at Complete Sports Care. This is just one of the hundreds of runners we successfully treat at Complete Sports Care each year.

Here you will see a running pattern involving heavy landing as a result of over-striding (foot lands too far out in front), and excessive anterior pelvic tilt and forward trunk lean (pelvis and upper body tilts forward) which impairs gluteal function and increases stress on the foot and ankle musculature.

Here is the same runner 6 weeks following successful rehabilitation and running retraining – he is now running pain free. In the video you will see removal of the over-stride and a more level pelvis and upright trunk. Together this has reduced impact and stresses on this runners calves and feet, solving his chronic compartment syndrome issue. Most importantly, this runner has avoided the need for surgery which was recommended by other specialists to solve his problem.

You can learn more about running retraining here


Patient testimonials