Our Runners Sports Massage is designed for all runners, but will also be tailored to the specific needs of each client. Anatomical differences, structural imbalances, running style, stride, and gear all factor in the development of kinetic dysfunctions and potential runners injuries. With each stride we take while running, a shock is sent through our feet, ankles, shins, calves, knees, thighs, hips, lower back, and abdomen. If our musculoskeletal structure is not optimally balanced, this force will be greater on certain areas than others. Most injuries associated with running are due to the repetitive movement and wear and tear on the musculoskeletal structure that happen over time. Sports Massage Therapy that is geared towards the runners needs can help diminish structural imbalances and improve kinetic function, all of which aids in injury prevention.
Runners have a high injury rate. Almost 50% sustain a running injury each year and most runners have to deal with a certain amount of pain. The initial treatment for most runners injuries are: rest, ice, compression, elevation a regimen known as R.I.C.E. Therapeutic Sports Massage Therapy is tremendously helpful in the rehabilitation of injuries and indicated once the acute phase has passed.
Most common runner’s injuries will benefit from Therapeutic Sports Massage Therapy:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis and Tendinopathy
- Shin Splints
- Runner’s Knee
- Patella Tendonitis
- IT-Band Injuries
- Hamstring Tendinopathy
- Stress Fractures
- Muscle Strains, Ligament Sprains, Muscle Tears