Running injuries Twickenham

Injury massage

Regular massage sessions at GEM can help your running in Twickenham by improving performance, preventing injury, and enhancing recovery. From improving circulation to reducing muscle tension, massage therapy at GEM provides a range of advantages for runners of all levels whether you’re running Park Run or training for a marathon.

One of the primary benefits of massage for runners in Twickenham is enhanced circulation. Massage stimulates blood flow, which helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, reducing post-run soreness and promoting faster recovery. Additionally, massage stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, which can provide a sense of immediate relief from the discomfort of training and racing. By incorporating regular massage sessions at GEM into your training, you can accelerate your recovery.

Massage at GEM can help reduce muscle tension and promote flexibility and mobility. Intense training can lead to the development of adhesions and knots in the muscles, which can hinder performance and increase the risk of injury. I can target these areas of tension and apply techniques like deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy to release the knots and restore muscle elasticity. Increased flexibility and mobility reduces the risk of injury and can improve overall running mechanics.

Massage in Twickenham also offers psychological benefits to runners. Endurance running can be mentally demanding, and it is not uncommon for runners to experience stress and anxiety, especially as race day approaches. Massage therapy at GEM promotes relaxation by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps the body enter a state of rest and recovery.

Regular massage sessions at GEM can serve as a proactive approach to injury prevention, allowing runners to stay on track with their training goals and avoid setbacks caused by overuse or repetitive strain. By incorporating regular massage sessions at GEM into their training regimen, runners can optimise their performance, maintain a healthy body, and enjoy the sport they love for years to come.

Sports rehabilitation

Sports rehabilitation sessions in Twickenham at GEM can play a vital role in the overall well-being and performance of runners. Injury prevention / prehabilitation: at GEM I can help identify and address potential imbalances, weaknesses, or faulty movement patterns that may increase the risk of injury. By working on strengthening the right muscle groups, improving flexibility, and correcting biomechanical issues, rehab at GEM helps maintain proper form and reduces the likelihood of running-related injuries.

Rehabilitation: in the unfortunate event you’ve suffered a running injury good quality rehab is key to an effective recovery. I will create a tailored treatment plan to help you recover from injuries, such as runners knee, ITB syndrome, Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis and muscle strains. Through a combination of continual assessment, manual therapies and rehabilitative exercises I can help promote healing, mobility, and improved strength and performance.

Performance enhancement: rehab isn’t just about recovering from injuries; it’s also about optimising performance. By focusing on strength, conditioning, flexibility, mobility, and movement mechanics, I can help you improve your running efficiency and speed.