London Marathon Injury Clinic
The 2023 London Marathon will take place on 23rd April, approximately 50,000 runners will follow the traditional course from Greenwich to The Mall and with thousands of spectators lining the street to cheer them on, this is truly an event like no others.
Most of those lucky enough to secure their place in this world-famous event have already been fully immersed into their training schedules over the past months; as the big day draws ever closer, it is fundamental that all runners consider their physical health and wellbeing both before and after the big day.
With less than one month to go, many runners start to taper off their training. This period of a reduction in training is designed to help protect the runner’s level of fitness and health, to ensure they are tip-top condition for the race day. Tapering off typically begins around 2-4 weeks before the marathon itself, depending on the runner’s experience and their specific training schedule.
Training during the last couple of weeks may involve shorter and faster sessions that maintain the fitness routine and keep the body on form, without tiring or causing any injuries before the race itself. Quality sleep and rest are very important during this period as they help to protect the immune system and enable the body to repair itself. This period is also a good time for massage therapy or physiotherapy techniques to calm any niggles before the big day.
London Marathon Injury Clinic
Running-related injuries inevitably surge before, during and after the race. To ensure you receive the best care in the event of an injury, get in touch with ProPhysiotherapy’s specialised London Marathon Injury Clinic.
Our bespoke clinic was created to serve and care for all running related injuries. For runners with any pre-race concerns, or those in need of immediate care, or for those that simply wish to book a consultation, please contact us at the following locations:
- Earlsfield Clinic 020 8879 1555
- Wimbledon 020 8946 2800
- or email email@example.com
The ProPhysiotherapy team are highly experienced with dedicated sports physiotherapists specialising in running related injuries. We are always available to help, whatever the issue. For more information on our sports-related services, or our wider range of services, get in touch today.
Articles on Running-Related Injuries
We have recently published several articles about common injuries experienced by runners, that you may wish to read:
- How Physiotherapy Can Help Get You Through Your Marathon Training – explores a number of running injuries
- Achilles Tendinopathy – more information about the condition and foot and ankle problems
- Runner’s Knee – causes and treatments
- Shin Splints – causes, treatments, how to avoid
- Knee Injuries and Common Causes of Knee Pain
- The 10 Most Common Sports Injuries – more advice on general sports injuries