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Try A Tri

If you are looking for a Fun family day out in Essex this July why not head down to this year’s Try a Tri.

Held at the Brentwood Centre Essex, on Sunday 7th July, this is the perfect event for beginners wishing to try a triathlon for the first time or for non sporty types to  simply watch others have a go!

This is the 2nd Try a Tri event and Sports and Spinal Physio are delighted to announce that we are the principle providers of Physiotherapy and Massage at this year’s event.

We will be there all day to provide treatment and help for anyone with aches pains or injuries. For more information about the event please click here.


Running Injuries

Triathlons are a combination of swimming, cycling and running. We see many patients with sports injuries at our clinic, however out of these three sports, running is the one that causes the most injuries.

Running Injuries are common and stem from the fact that when we run our body has to endure 8 times our body weight in force. Jumping from one leg to another for an extended period takes a lot of strength and energy and can if approached incorrectly cause pain and injury.

Common injuries associated with running include; Runners knee (Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome), ITB friction syndrome (pain on the outside of the knee), Achilles Tendinopathy,  Gluteal Tendinopathy and Shin splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome).

We have information about all of the conditions on our website and for some you can even download self help guides see highlighted conditions above.

Most running injuries can be prevented by sensible increases in training volume (the amount your run), strength and conditioning of limbs and trunk, correct shoe choices and rest and recovery.

Video Gait Analysis

At Sports and Spinal Physio we can help treat and prevent running related injuries. We suggest that all runners undergo a video gait analysis at our clinic to identify any biomechanical issues that could lead to injury. A video gait analysis allows us to observe how your body moves in slow motion, we can then provide you with exercises to strengthen weak muscles and improve your running technique.

Podiatry and Physiotherapy

Sometimes it is advisable to wear insoles called orthoses in your shoes. These help by changing how you load through your feet which in turn can optimise your biomechanics and make you move more efficiently causing less pain and injury. Our Podiatrist or Physios can prescribe these.

If you want to know more about how we can help you overcome a running injury or prevent one, please get in touch here.