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  • Do you suffer sharp pain in the heel or knee with running?

  • Pain stopping you from training for that big event coming up?

  • Did your doctor or surgeon tell you that you'll never run again?

  • Do you need to get back to running to maintain fitness and lose weight? 

  • Need a Running Physio with experience handling running injuries?

Running is an incredibly popular sport in Australia and there are many participants in the Cheltenham, Moorabbin, Mentone, Highett, Hampton, Black Rock, Beaumaris and Heatherton suburbs but did you know it’s also one of the sports with the highest incidences of injury?

According to Sports Medicine Australia:

  • Up to 70% of recreational and competitive runners sustain overuse injuries during any 12-month period.
  • 42% of all running injuries are to the knee, followed by 17% to the foot/ankle, 13% to the lower leg and 11% to the hip/pelvis.
  • Overuse injuries can occur from training errors (running frequency, duration, distance, speed and lack of leg strength and flexibility) and inappropriate surfaces, terrain and footwear.
  • Overuse injuries, as a result of training errors, are more common than acute injuries such as ligament and muscle sprains and strains.
  • The most common overuse injuries are patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee), iliotibial band friction syndrome, plantar fasciitis, meniscal injuries, tibial stress syndrome and tendon related injuries such as patellar tendinopathy.

The reasoning for this is likely the repetitive nature of the sport where little issues can then cause more stress and strain becoming painful over time.

Our Return To Running program has a comprehensive history taking and assessment process going above and beyond what other clinics do, to identify the root cause of your running related injury. This process utilises the latest technology including:

  • M.A.T Assessment: created by the therapists of the Injury Rehab Centre to laser focus on areas of flexibility, balance and movement that identify whether your are at risk to sustain an injury.
  • Slow Motion Running Gait Video Analysis: to IDENTIFY YOUR BAD RUNNING HABITS that stop you from progressing that next step in your running.
  • STRENGTH TESTING including the use of the latest assessment technology AxIT System, designed to identify weaknesses or imbalances that have a huge role in increasing your injury risk when running.
  • Force Plate Technology: to put a number on differences in the power you can generate through each leg that can lead to compensations and can cause repetitive stress injuries.
  • Traditional Physiotherapy and Osteopathy examinations to identify dysfunction.

Next our treatment process achieves pain relief in the shortest amount of time by using hands on Physiotherapy and Osteopathy techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint manipulation, articulation and stretching techniques including the use of the True Stretch system.

Finally your management plan will involve an individualised training plan to build your running movement capacity (muscle and tendon strength, stamina, specific flexibility) as well as increasing your movement skill to make you more efficient out on the road, track or trail to bullet proof your body from injury and increase performance.

If you suffer from running injuries such as plantar fasciitis, patellar tendinopathy, patellar tracking syndrome, ITB syndrome or back pain when running contact the Injury Rehab Centre – Physiotherapy and Osteopathy in Cheltenham to join our Return To Running program.


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