Running MOT



Are you passionate about Running? Some of us run for the love of running and the challenges it brings, others because they are time poor and it is the most effective exercise that they can cram into their busy lives. Some run because of the amazing effect it can have on mental and physical health.

The major downside of running however is that it causes injury and that’s something that all runners, whether they be professional or complete beginners will experience. Evidence suggests that 70% of runners this year will incur an injury and we aren’t just talking your typical hip, knee, ankle injuries. For example, running causes more urinary leakage than most other sports mainly due to the high demands it places on our pelvic floors.

Physiomum’s new Running Clinic aims to help runners whether they’re beginners or more advanced to reduce injury risk and improve performance.

The basis of the programme will be a “Running MOT” which will include the following:

v  The taking of a full history of your exercise and running history including any injuries you have incurred and your goals

v  Video analysis of your running

v  Strength & conditioning screening

v  Technique adjustments

v  Exercise and training plans

The initial assessment will last for 1 hour and you will need to bring your running kit and trainers.


Important information for “Post-Baby” Runners and women with pelvic floor dysfunction…..

If you have pelvic floor dysfunction like a prolapse or urinary leakage or have had a baby your pelvic floor and core muscles will be weak. These muscles are the key muscles that are needed to protect your pelvic organs, prevent urinary and faecal leakage and general musculoskeletal injuries. They are also the key muscles that need to be strong when you are running. Therefore if you start running after having a baby too soon or before your pelvic floor dysfunction is rehabilitated then running may exacerbate or lead to pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence or worsen a diastasis (tummy bulge).

I would like to ensure that you run effectively, safely and strongly after having a baby or if you have suffered any pelvic floor dysfunction. Therefore before you have a “Running MOT” it is important that you have seen me first for an initial pelvic floor assessment. Please call on 01883 713434 if you have any questions.