Posted on 14th November 2018 by Fiona
How much movement control do you have when you’re running? And why does it matter?
There’s a really quick little test you can do to quickly screen stability and control in your leg – just take a look at the video below.
If it looks familiar to you, give the 6 great exercises demonstrated by Sports & Rehabilitation Therapist, Tom, a go.
Why is it important to have good movement control if you’re a runner?
Many runners lack some crucial areas of control in the key leg muscle groups. Given the repetitive nature of running, often over great distances and with demands of endurance, lack of muscle control can put you at risk of picking up many common overuse injuries.
You can easily do all these exercises at home with a few simple pieces of equipment such as resistive band and a small step.
If you’d like more help or support, we offer a specialised Running Rehab service.
The aim of Running Rehabilitation is to help you:
- Identify any potential issues with your running style, technique or training schedule.
- Reduce risk of running related injuries.
- Improve your running enjoyment and performance.
It’s a completely customised service, focused on you and your running to help you get the most benefit and enjoyment and a long term love for running!
Being pro-active about preventing injuries for runners is well worth the investment! When you’ve seen hundreds of frustrated runners who can’t run because of an injury, the disappointment is awful. So, investing some time doing a few simple exercises like those above is well worth it.
Other related pages that may be of interest to you
Running Rehab at goPhysio