Due to the repetitive and prolonged nature of running, most running injuries tend to be chronic or over-use injuries.
The Biokinetic approach to these injuries is to assess the cause rather than the symptoms of the injury. For example, a common running injury is ITB (pain on the outside of the knee). Although the pain is localised at the knee the cause may be weak pelvic and core stability, muscle imbalances or even incorrect running shoes. Once the real cause of the injury has been identified, targeted exercises are prescribed to correct the weaknesses and muscle imbalances and provide long-lasting results and improvement. Common running injuries that are treated at Jeanne Matthis Biokineticist in Fourways include: