How do knee and running physios help prevent and treat injuries?

If you’re a runner then you don’t want anything to stop you from running. At Body Active Physio, our running physio understands your mindset and knows that running is a way you stay fit and healthy, both physically and mentally. The problem is that significant injuries do occur, despite your best efforts to prevent them.

Since many of these injuries affect your knee, our in-house running physio is also a multi-talented knee physio who is an expert on all the latest knee pain treatments. So if you want to prevent many of the common running injuries or you’re suffering from a running-related injury, then our expert sports physio in Alexandria can help.

Running physio tips on preventing common injuries

Some of the most common injuries seen by our running physio include runner’s knee, shin splints and Achilles tendonitis. Runner’s knee refers to overuse injuries rather than acute injuries and is more of an umbrella term that includes the following four conditions:

  • Knee bursitis (inflammation of a small fluid-filled sac near the knee joint).
  • Fat pad impingement (pinching of the fat pad between the kneecap and the top of the femur).
  • Patella tendinopathy (injury to the tendon connecting the kneecap to the shinbone).
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (pain around the kneecap).

As a runner, our sports physio in Alexandria can help you prevent these types of injuries by strengthening and conditioning specific muscle groups and correcting your running gait.

Running injury and knee pain treatments

The type of knee pain treatment you need depends on the actual cause of the injury but can include remedial massage, clinical Pilates and dry needling. The first concern of our knee physio is to reduce the pain and inflammation at the site of the injury so that you can relax and feel more comfortable. Treatment will be aimed at getting you back to running as soon as practicable whilst also helping to prevent similar injuries from happening again.

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