Here is our list of the top four injuries that we see hold runners back from doing what they love most.
The interesting thing about these injuries is that they can all develop from the same problem, weakness of the glutes! The glutes are the muscles that make up your butt. They are extremely important stabilization muscles of the pelvis and torso.
Weakness in the glutes can affect the stability of your pelvis and gait while you are running and this can lead to muscular compensation patterns down the legs, eventually putting you at risk of the above list of injuries.
Call in and have a chat with us about how our modern style of Acupuncture can help engage your weak glutes, aid in correcting muscle compensation patterns and help relieve the pain associated with these common running injuries.
For more information or to book an appointment please contact us.
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