“In overuse injuries imbalances are present well before the symptoms present themselves. One imbalance can lead to a variety of symptoms. Achillies tendionopathy, chronic ankle sprains, shin splints all stem from the same basic movement imbalance.
Improving stability in the mid stance phase of running is a critical factor in staying healthy and performing at your prime.
Optimal running form is dependant on mobility, stability and power.
Proper stability and control are essential to preserving alignment, minimising fatigue and ensuring that high levels of force can be generated”
Anatomy of Runners
Jay Dicharry, MPT DVD
“‘POWER IS NOTHING WITHOUT CONTROL’”
Jay Dicharry knows a thing or two.
INCREASE OPTIMUM MOBILITY OF THE PELVIS
STRENGTHEN THE MUSCLES ATTACHED TO THE PELVIS
INCREASE MOBILITY OF THE THORACIC SPINE
STRENGTHEN THE CORE TO WORK DYNAMICALLY
Let’s not forget you are loading 2 and a half times your body weight, when in mid stance
Lots to do, so where do we start?
Think of the pelvis like a car chasis. It provides the structure, stability and support to every other part of the car.
Attached to the pelvis are all the muscles, ligaments and tendons to keep it moving, flexing, extending, adducting, abbducting and rotating, internally and externally. That’s a lot of complex multiplaned movement.
No muscles work in isolation, so it’s important to keep as much mobility and strength for your pelvis to function optimally.
Anti spasm or muscle energy techniques to increase mobility
Strengthening exercises to increase stability and strength, particularly in the mid stance phase of running.
Message The Hayrunner to find out more, and to book a Pelvic Biomechanics Screening.