There are many well recognised benefits to regular running, jogging and walking. Three years ago, I couldn’t run for more than 30 seconds. Now my regular jog is 5 –10 K and I am working up to 1/2 Marathon distance
I have enjoyed running so much that I decided to train with UK Athletics to become a Coach. I now run the Couch to 5K (C25K) programme three times a year. So far, I have successfully taken around 90 people of different ages, shapes, sizes and health levels through the programme.
Putting this experience together with what I know as an Osteopath and Sports Injury Therapist has really helped me to help other runners (and myself) stay injury-free.
So, whether you are already a runner or whether you are just about to embark on a fitness program, here are some tips.
- Pushing too hard to build fitness can lead to injury, so set realistic goals
- Allow time for warm ups at the beginning and warming down and stretching at the end to avoid causing new injuries, or bringing back old ones
- Get advice and treatment on aches and pains as soon as possible to avoid injury and improve your running experience.
- There is always something to learn and improve on at any level. So see a running coach, join a running club or join your local C25K group to gain useful insight.
If you’d like me to help you, please ring for an appointment on: 01905 45 45 50 or click here to find out more about how County Osteopaths can help with treatment for sports injuries.
Dev Naraine BSc (Hons) Ost, Dip Sports Injuries, APNT
Dev Naraine, Osteopath, is experienced in sports injuries prevention, sports injuries treatment, rehabilitation, running coaching and all the usual conditions Osteopaths can treat. Dev is also training to be a Licenced 5 Element Acupuncturist and already uses acupuncture for Osteopaths (dry needling) in his treatments, where appropriate.