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If you’re an experienced runner, you’ve probably grown accustomed to running with muscle aches or ankle soreness. You carry on training and competing regardless because the alternative is to rest and wait for your injury to fully recover – a setback that can take weeks or months to put right.
However, what if we were to tell you that your injury could be treated without you having to endure a lengthy setback?
The most common injuries experienced by runners can often be put right without the need for surgery. While the right course of treatment is dependent on the nature of the injury, physiotherapy is usually most effective when it’s used in conjunction with other treatments. Even serious injuries like a torn anterior cruciate ligament – although uncommon in runners – do not necessarily require surgery, if physiotherapy is used accordingly.
Why Wimbledon Clinics?
At Wimbledon Clinics we understand that getting back out on the road or track again as soon as possible following injury is paramount. Being forced into a period of rest not only disrupts your training but your mindset. It’s for this reason that we ensure each course of treatment is tailored specifically to you and your lifestyle, with the aim of getting you back running, injury-free, as quickly as possible.
So, whether you’re suffering from Runner’s Knee, Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) or any other injury common with running, we will use all our experience and knowledge to ensure a speedy recovery. We will also advise you on how to avoid having the injury rear its head again in the future, or any other injury for that matter.
How is this achieved?
This involves getting to the core of why the injury occurred in the first place, and whether your training needs any adjustment to protect you from it becoming a reoccurring problem.
The key to ensuring that injuries do not reoccur is a well-designed strength and conditioning programme, which not only decreases the chance of injury but increases an athletes’ tolerance to training.
It also means that when you return to running, you do so with an added intensity, liberated from the injury that has long plagued your action and mindset.
The Wimbledon Clinics team is experienced in treating both professional and amateur athletes, positioning it as the go-to rehab centre for athletes of all levels.
For professional athletes, running is what gets you up in the morning and helps pay the mortgage. For amateur athletes, it dictates your wellbeing, acting as a welcome release from the ‘rat race’ that is daily life.
When injury occurs, it’s understandable for you to be knocked off-kilter and the frustration builds the longer you have to spend in the recovery phase.
Our team of expert physicians specialise in the treatment of the most common injuries experienced by runners, as well as the more unusual niggles that can manifest. They are able to provide individually tailored support in rehabilitation, sports physiotherapy and operative care, ensuring the recovery period is not a frustrating, drawn-out experience.
To find out more please get in contact and take a look at our other pages for more information on running injuries.
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