As Dublin city marathon approaches chartered physiotherapists are often consulted for training advise , injury prevention and injury treatment.
The I.S.C.P. is delighted to launch a new [free] marathon training App.
SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Android
SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon iOS
This will help runners maximize their potential and most importantly minimise risk of marathon related injuries.
At Swords physio we treat a lot of running injuries such as shin splints, plantar fascitis [heel pain], hamstring strains, hip pain, IT band problems and knee pain.
How do Runners safely increase mileage?
The journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy recently published advise for runners on how to safely increase their running distances. The following is a synopsis of the article.
Training errors are the cause of a lot of running injuries . It is hugely important to train in the safest way possible no matter what standard of a runner you are.
Research now indicates that 10% is the amount to keep in mind when increasing running distance. Runners should not increase their running distance over 10% weekly. This will help decrease the risk of running injuries.
It has been found that runners that increase their running distance by over 30% in a 2 week period are at increased risk of injury.
ISCP Marathon info leaflet. This publication gives training advice for marathon preparation.
ISCP Post marathon recovery advise.