Rehab4Runners is a site providing injury advice for runners, from serious, competing athletes, to those who jog for fun or fitness. The focus of the site is the treatment and rehabilitation of injuries which are common amongst runners, from a runners point of view, with a therapists knowledge. To boot – it’s all written in a language you can understand too! Not only do I cover injury treatment, but also injury prevention, which after all is the best cure!
Rehab4Runners is written by Graduate Sports Rehabilitator Heidi Dawson. That’s me….Hi! I am a keen, although not particularly proficient runner which allows me to see injury treatment and rehab from the runners point of view, as well as the therapists. This is a combination which I feel really helps me treat my running clients successfully and with empathy.
I started to write the site after looking at what else was available and seeing a big gap in the available information. At one end the very basic and often outdated injury advice for runners available on many websites. And at the other, the very up-to-date research led sites which are great, but are often too complicated for your average runner to understand. So I have tried to write the site using recent research based information, but without all the technical jargon! Just what you need to know, in a way you can understand it!
So, explore the site, and see what you think! Constructive criticism (and praise!) always welcome! As well as the main body of the site, I also try to write a regular blog post on new research, developments and news from the running world. Make sure you subscribe (see the box on the right) and also follow Rehab4Runners on Twitter (@rehab4runners) and Facebook.