If your serious about your running then it’s time for you to get serious about chiropractic.
If you want to improve your performance, reduce the risk of injury or recover from an injury then we’d love to help.
Chiropractic treatment helps the brain communicate more effectively with the body by ensuring the nervous system is functioning correctly. When it comes to running, this means your performance will be improved and your body will be stronger.
This is why it’s always a good idea for runners to be proactive and come to see us before they have pain or injuries. Not only does a nervous system that functions properly help us perform better, it also significantly reduces the risk of injury.
Watch as our very own ultra-marathon runner Dr Luke Brady explains the relationship between running, training and chiropractic care.
How does chiropractic care help runners?
Many of the injuries that we see in runners are due to spinal and/or pelvic misalignments that interfere with the nerve supply to the lower limbs, preventing the proper function and balance of muscle that are being used in a repetitive motion. Just like a car needs proper wheel alignment to prevent tyres from wearing out unevenly, runners need an aligned spine to allow their legs to work smoothly too. A misaligned spine often leads to shin splints, knee pain, foot/ankle pain, back pain along with various muscle and tendon inflammatory issues.
Unfortunately many runners wait until they have pain before they get their spine checked. We think it’s wise to be proactive and get checked before an injury presents itself and allow the best possible performance.
By keeping the mechanics of the pelvis and mechanics of the legs running smoothly, it reduces the risk of wear and tear and maximise performance. Through having a healthy nervous system and nerve supply to the muscles they’ll bounce back and recovery more quickly after strength training.
Dr Luke Brady - Chiropractor & Ultra-marathon Runner