Welcome to Charlotte Hunt Osteopaths in Coulsdon and Farnham!

Are you a Keen Runner?

If you are a keen runner, you might be excited that the Paris Olympics are just under 100 days away. Also, the London Marathon is happening this weekend. Many runners are likely hitting the pavement to train or participate. As the evenings become lighter, it’s the perfect time to lace up your shoes and enjoy the outdoors.

Running is a fantastic way to boost your overall fitness. It improves cardiovascular health, strengthens bones and joints, and even increases muscle strength, particularly in your legs and core. But all that pounding can take a toll on your body.

Are you a Keen Runner

Are you a keen runner experiencing aches, pains, or tightness? This is where World Osteopathic Healthcare Week comes in! Osteopaths can be a valuable resource for runners of all levels. They help you stay injury-free, improve your performance, and achieve your running goals.

Here’s how osteopathy can benefit runners:

Injury Prevention: Osteopaths can identify and address musculoskeletal imbalances that might lead to future injuries. They also assess your posture, gait, and flexibility to pinpoint areas of tightness or weakness. Manual therapy techniques can improve your range of motion and muscular efficiency. They reduce your risk of strains, sprains, and other common running injuries.

Enhanced Performance: Osteopathy can help you run faster and more efficiently by addressing imbalances and improving flexibility. You’ll have a smoother stride, a better range of motion in your joints, and looser muscles. You should also see improvements in your speed and endurance.

Faster Recovery: Hitting the wall during a long run or feeling post-marathon aches? Osteopathy can help! Osteopathic techniques can promote blood flow and reduce inflammation, speeding up your recovery after a hard training session or race.

Are you a Keen Runner? See our Injury Prevention Tips:

  • Wear appropriate footwear.
  • Warm up before your run.
  • Rest properly.
  • Allow adequate recovery time between runs.
  • Incorporate leg strength exercises.
  • Also, use alternate surfaces (pavement and grass).
  • Gradually increase distance and intensity.
  • Prevent injuries caused by overuse.
  • Remember, proper form is crucial to reducing injury risk.

Moreover, if you experience any niggles or slight injuries, stop running and seek professional help. Osteopaths can offer a holistic approach, considering other factors like nutrition, sleep, and stress that might impact your running. They can provide personalised advice to optimise your training and overall well-being.

Finally, keep running strong! You can achieve your running goals with proper training practices and osteopathic care. Also, enjoy this fantastic sport that many benefit from. Please call or message us, and we will contact you immediately.