Preventing cross country injuries in kids Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist It’s cross country season at school and injury prevention is high on our agenda at Max Sports. Cross country running requires children to be able to navigate some tricky terrains at times over long distances. This requires the right range of motion, muscular strength, flexibility, […]
If you love to run, it’s quite likely that you run a lot. With this comes the increased risk of injury. Some injuries will occur because of the mileage you clock up, the shoes you wear or from muscle imbalances and poor alignment. Trail runners face the added challenges of uneven surfaces and sometimes even slippery surfaces.
When dealing with any acute injury it’s a good idea to apply the RICE method – Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. If things don’t settle down quickly then you should get to a physiotherapist. If you think you need an Xray it’s best to visit your doctor too.