Do you ever wonder why some people’s bodies appear more resilient than others? In many cases it is what they do behind the scenes. Optimal strengthening, mobility and running mechanics should be key considerations for any runner, but these alone do not bullet proof from injuries and there are other factors which cannot be overlooked.
These factors can make a difference to both minimising the risk of injury and increasing performance, but as with everything, this cannot be a ‘one size fits all’ approach. A thorough assessment by your therapist can help guide you as to the key factor(s) to consider.
The world of recovery, training load, injury prevention and performance can often be confusing and sometimes over complicated. For an idea of some of the factors that can contribute please see the graphic. This is by no means an exhaustive list. The links below can provide you with an insight into some of the forgotten factors to consider.