Author(s): Paul Hobrough
Runners suffer one of the highest injury rates of the recreational athlete. This book takes the novice and elite level runner alike through a step-by-step process of avoiding and managing injury to get to the start line. Covering running injuries around the body from foot to hip, the book focuses on 3 key aspects: staying on track and injury free; early detection; and how to rehabilitate from an injury. With the notion that prevention is better than cure, the book focuses on helping runners to understand their body, identify weakness and develop a natural defence against injury. Each of these stages will include key training sessions to add into the reader's existing programme, 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 roller-coaster runners go through on their journey from treatment to track. With a foreword by Steve Cram.
The complete guide to running injuries, how to prevent them, early detection, and how to rehabilitate from them.
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
Paul Hobrough is a chartered physiotherapist and founder and Clinical Director of PhysioTherapy UK. He has a monthly column and online surgery for Runners 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, International Triathlon Union and Events in the north of England.