Running Free of Injuries: From Pain to Personal Best (Paperback)
Runners suffer one of the highest injury rates in recreational athletics. This book takes the novice and elite level runner alike through a step-by-step process of avoiding and managing injury from starting line to finish line.
Covering running injuries around the body from foot to hip, the book focuses on three key aspects: staying on track and injury-free; early detection; and how to rehabilitate from an injury. With the knowledge that prevention is better than cure, the book focuses on helping runners to understand their body, identify weakness, and develop a natural defense against injury. Each of these stages includes key training sessions to add into the reader’s existing program, relevant for all running abilities.
This accessible manual provides the reader with the ultimate “pain to personal best (PB) guide.” For every common running injury, there is a comprehensive self-help guide, combined with advice on how to choose the best health care practitioner for their injury, as well as what to expect during treatment and prognosis for recovery. In each section there is also a case study of a runner or athlete on their journey through the injury, providing an insight into the psychological rollercoaster runners experience on their journey from treatment to track.
With a foreword by Steve Cram.
Voted one of the top 12 books on running by The 2017 Running Awards.
About the Author
Paul Hobrough is a chartered physiotherapist and founder and clinical director of Physio & Therapy UK. He has a monthly column for Runner's World magazine. He is the lead physiotherapist for Lucozade Sport, Sweatshop UK, and Running with Us coaching, and runs event facilities for sports massage and physiotherapy at all IMG, Humanrace, and International Triathlon Union events in the north of England. He lives in Northumberland.
"A great addition to a runner's bookshelf: practical self-help from diagnosis to treatment." —Paula Radcliffe, World Record Holder for Women's Marathon
"A must have book for runners of all abilities. Any niggle you feel, you can be sure to find help and guidance in this fantastic book." —Laura Weightman, 1500m European and Commonwealth medallist
"This book is very reassuring for all runners with aches and pains, with brilliant tips for self-diagnoses, clear indications for when you need professional help, and most importantly excercises to help you get better and back out running. I am going to pack it with my running shoes." —Louise Minchen, GB age group triathlete and BBC presenter
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