9 Effective Physiotherapies for Runners and Cyclists
If you’re a cyclist or a runner, getting injured can be your worst nightmare. Injuries can not only cause you severe pain but also take a long time to heal, forcing you away from your sport indefinitely.
Fortunately, there are a number of procedures to help you recover and physiotherapy is one of them. Integrating it into your workout is critical to avoid injuries and for better performance. It also strengthens your muscles.
At Synergy Health Centre
At Synergy Health Centre, our experienced and professional physiotherapists provide a wide range of therapies. In this blog-post, we have mentioned the nine techniques that can help runners and cyclists avoid or recover from injuries.
What Physical Therapies Do You Need as a Cyclist or a Runner?
The complex nature of activities like training for running events calls for a special approach in physiotherapy. Some of them are mentioned below:
1. PNF Stretching
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is an advanced form of flexibility training, involving the contraction and relaxation of targeted muscle groups. It was originally developed as a form of rehabilitation and it’s extremely effective for injuries.
2. Stretching for Warm-Ups
This can be done by swinging your arms gently in repetitive fashion and gathering momentum slowly. Done at slow, medium or high speeds, dynamic stretching is perfect for warming up stiff muscles.
3. Neural Stretching
Under this therapy, the limb is stretched and held for about three to 10 seconds under an experienced personal trainer’s supervision. This enables injured nerves to heal slowly; it’s perfect for hip joints, shoulder girdle and neck area.