Rehabilitation Exercise Programs at the SA Running Injury Clinic Adelaide
During walking and running your foot and leg muscles are the ones most 'loaded up' in your body. In the foot alone, it has been found that force is 3 times more when you walk and a staggering 9-10 times more whilst running. Thus, as a result from the hip down, you are more prone to aches and pains. Hence, you want to stop running and let these muscles rest. Stretching and strengthening these muscles can alleviate a portion of your fatigue and pain. Therefore, by stretching and strengthening these muscles, it allows them to work harder and for longer. SA Running Injury Clinic offers personalised stretching and strengthening programs.
How does it Affect Your Injury?
There are two main reasons for Injury whilst walking and running.
- Too great a workload too soon
- Muscular Imbalances
If your condition is not treated in the early stages it may become excruciating. for example, in the cases of Heel Pain and Achilles Tendon Injuries, it may cause rupture and subsequent surgery. A well devised stretching and strengthening regime will improve these conditions in the early stages.
Other Reasons for Setting Up a Rehabilitation Exercise Program
There are other reasons to devise an exercise regime:
Improving your range of movement in joints from stretching slows the degeneration of our joints.
Warming up your muscles prepares .your body for the stresses it is about to go through
- A flexible joint is more energy efficient
- By stretching your joints it enhances circulation
- Strengthening enables you to withstand the loads you want it to be able to cope with whilst exercising
- Prevention is better than cure!