If you’re wanting to lose weight, improve your fitness, tick a marathon off the bucket list, or get back into shape after having a baby, here are some tips for your return to running.
At North West Physio we’ve teamed up with The Pedaler Podiatry, so can you visit two specialists in the same convenient location.
And as feet keep us going, it’s important to take care of them as we get older – especially if we’re going to start pounding the pavement at a later age.
Find out more below or book your appointment today here.
How do Female’s Feet Change as They Get Older?
Peaks and plummets in oestrogen and other hormones in the body cause changes to the elasticity and strength of ligaments. This often relays to structural changes in joints, because they are held together by ligaments.
It is generally more noticeable following pregnancy because of the change in weight and shifted centre of gravity due to the baby in the womb.
When Should Women see a Podiatrist?
Ideally, women who’ve had a break from running for whatever reason should see a podiatrist prior to purchasing new footwear.
This is so the specialist can recommend or suggest characteristics of shoes which are suited to the individual’s foot and biomechanical needs.
Tips for Choosing the Best Running Shoes
- Don’t be fooled by brands or big names
- Don’t buy runners online, instead go to a store that adequately assesses and fits the shoes
- Try them on and walk around
Do’s and Don’ts When you Return to Running
- Do carry out a stretching program for calves and quads prior to running
- Warm up is essential for injury prevention
- Cool down stretches are important for body conditioning
- Don’t over aim for a fitness activity, plan within your limits and work towards a goal
Return to Running
At North West Physio, we want you to get the most out of your hobbies and stick with those healthy habits.
So, if you need help to return to running or determine which shoes might be best for your feet, give our friendly team a call today. Book an appointment now here.
North West Physiotherapy is your one-stop pain relief and healthy living practice in Brisbane. With six clinics across North Brisbane; Everton Park, Keperra, Eatons Hill, Nundah, Lutchwyche and Newmarket, our aim is to provide holistic healthcare solution to suit your specific lifestyle.
Our services include Physiotherapy, Sports Physio, Hydrotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Dry Needling, Massage, Womens Health, and Seniors Strength and Balance Classes. Please note that services vary across our clinics.
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