Running Without Pain
For many people running is a part of their life, it brings them joy as well as being great for their health, wellness and these days running helps both stress release and relaxation.
But if you're in pain,
you may have to stop running
run less or run with pain
endure aches and pains after your run
have regular treatment that doesn't stop the pain
How our natural pain specialist has helped clients run again without pain.
To illustrate this let some clients give you insight to how the pain clinic in Christchurch can get people running again. (names are changed)
Pain stopped this athlete
28 year old Sarah has been a competitive distance runner throughout school, unfortunately she had been suffering with shin splints and pain in her calves that stopped her competitive running in her early twenties. She still insisted on running most days due to her stress of operating her own business.
Her initial response to seeing posture photos that showed her calf muscles under severe stress, was real surprise as no-one had shown her this issue. When we took an holistic, whole of body approach Sarah was able to do her daily running without pain, although felt she wouldn't go back to competitive running as she had learnt that she needed to have a more relaxed focus to allow her business to thrive.
Not too old to start jogging again
60 year old accountant David had been very fit when younger
but hadn't been able to run for ten years, something he really
enjoyed as he jogged through the country, getting fresh air
and away from his stressful job.
Knee injury and plantar fasciitis stopped her running
53 year old Tessa who originally came to the clinic for a slow healing knee injury after a fall from her skates she got for her birthday - first day out!
She had also been suffering with plantar fasciitis for two years due to standing all day at work, living with sore feet everyday made running a thing of the past.
Much of her treatment centred around personal challenges and their effect on the muscles of her hips.
Now Tessa is not only running she is now able to do a full 'Lotus' pose in yoga, something her hips hadn't done for a long time.
Imagine her sitting in my reception area, on the floor, with the biggest of grins on her face, priceless!