Triathlon is the fastest growing sport and we are, therefore, pleased to be helping those new to it, as well as the established, elite athletes.
F.A.S.T. has close links with many local triathlon clubs; we are delighted to offer discounts to members of such clubs (contact us for further details). Our therapists have previously given talks to Cambridge Triathlon Club regarding core and gluteal stability. This is a topic which can affect the prevalence of injuries as well as performance levels.
“I’ve been seeing Rich and Megan at least once a month for the last year and a half, both for regular massages particularly before and after races, and for strength and conditioning and rehabilitation advice to keep an Achilles niggle under control. As a doctor, I’d previously been somewhat sceptical when it came to the benefits of massage. Rich and Megan have changed my perceptions dramatically! They’re both incredibly professional and certainly know their stuff. I’ve no doubt seeing them regularly has played a big role in helping keep me injury free despite my demanding racing and training schedule.”
Lucy Gossage – 13 x Ironman Champion and Top Ten in Kona 2015 & 2016
“Rich has been helping me keep on top of any injuries and niggles I have had over the past few years. Having treatment, even if it’s just once a month, has made a massive difference to my training. When you put your body through demanding sessions a few times a week, it’s so important to look after it properly to avoid running in to long term issues. This year I really reaped the benefits as I won the World Junior Duathlon Championships. I can’t recommend Rich highly enough!”
George – World Junior Triathlon Champion 2013
Common Triathlon Injuries
- Achilles / Tendonopathies
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)
- Subacromial Impingement
- Plantarfasciopathy / Plantarfascitis
Our approach will endeavour to not only take away the problem but will aim to stop the injury returning and help to educate why it happened.
Things to consider if you have a triathlon injury
- Has training load changed recently?
- Any change in equipment / activity (swimming technique, bike set up, different footwear)
- Any dietary or nutritional changes?
Other areas we can focus on
- Muscle imbalances
- Strength deficits
- Biomechanical issues
Our aim is to create a better version of you post injury to help decrease the likelihood of injury and also improve performance. During an injury is a valuable time to address any underlying issues to positively impact performance.
Quote from Victoria Coe
Quote from Kat Hulme – assist with the whole process