Running Free of Injuries: From Pain to Personal Best (Paperback)

Running Free of Injuries: From Pain to Personal Best By Paul Hobrough, Steve Cram (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Paul Hobrough, Steve Cram (Foreword by)
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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, sports scientist, bestselling author and Clinical Director of Physio&Therapy UK. A Team GB athlete for 16 years, Paul writes for Runner's World magazine and is recognised as a leading authority on injury prevention. His physiotherapy practice is based in Harley Street, London, and Northumberland, England. He is the lead physiotherapist for the Virgin London Marathon, and works with numerous Olympic and World Champion athletes.

Stephen Cram CBE is a British retired track and field athlete. He was one of the world's dominant middle distance runners during the 1980s. Nicknamed "The Jarrow Arrow", after his hometown, Cram set world records in the 1500 m, 2000 m and the mile. He was the first man to run 1500 m under 3 minutes and 30 seconds. He won the 1500 m gold medal at the 1983 World Championships and the 1500 m silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games.

Praise For…

“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

“A great reference... genuinely useful, with minimal jargon.” —Women's Fitness

“There are many books on injury prevention, but most make for dull reading. This one stands apart in being easy to read and having clear diagrams of injury-prevention and treatment exercises” —Athletic's Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472913807
ISBN-10: 1472913809
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport
Publication Date: September 13th, 2016
Pages: 208
Language: English

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