Running is a popular form of exercise that offers numerous health benefits.

However, it also carries the risk of various injuries, which can be frustrating for both casual joggers and seasoned athletes.

The Saskatoon Physiotherapists and Chiropractors at E3 play a crucial role in diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating these running-related injuries.

All of our runners & triathletes go through an extensive evaluation process.

At E3 Chiropractic + Wellness, your first appointment with our Saskatoon Chiropractor will involve comprehensive testing, including traditional Chiropractic, Orthopedic, and Neurological assessments.

Once your pain starts to diminish during subsequent visits, we will incorporate a biomechanical assessment of your walking and running. However, it's crucial to wait until the pain is minimal to ensure accurate results. If performed while experiencing significant pain, it can lead to compensations in your running form and distort your true patterns of movement.

The purpose of this assessment is not to critique or teach technique but to identify any issues in your running or walking that may be contributing to your injury. Additionally, we aim to identify any muscular imbalances or limitations that might be present. To accomplish this, we include a Functional Movement Screening as part of the evaluation process. This screening involves specific movements to evaluate your body for weaknesses, tightness, and altered patterns of movement. We then compare the results of the video analysis and functional movement screening.

For instance, suppose we observe a hip drop in your running form, indicating hip instability. Hip instability is a common cause of various hip and knee overuse injuries in runners. Subsequently, we will search for any failed screening tests that suggest weakness in the hip stabilizers, aiming to identify the underlying cause of the instability.

At E3 Chiropractic + Wellness, our holistic approach combines the expertise of our Saskatoon Chiropractor and Saskatoon Physiotherapy services to provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Overuse Injuries

At E3 Chiropractic + Wellness, your trusted Saskatoon Chiropractor, we specialize in treating a wide range of sports injuries, including those related to running, biking, and swimming. These injuries often arise from repetitive strain, falling into the category of Overuse injuries. While we also address traumatic injuries like falls or ankle sprains during running, most cases we encounter are part of the Repetitive Injury Cycle.

A key distinction in our treatment approach lies in the protocols for Overuse and Traumatic sports injuries that do not necessitate surgery. Overuse injuries demand comprehensive therapy and treatment targeting the injury site and other aspects of the body.

It's important to note that many overuse injuries stem from dysfunctions in different areas of the body. These dysfunctions exert excessive strain and stress on various parts, ultimately leading to injury. At E3 Chiropractic + Wellness, we recognize the interconnectedness of these factors, ensuring that our treatment addresses both the underlying dysfunctions and the specific overuse injury site influenced by the demands of your chosen sport.

We are here to provide effective care and personalized solutions to help you recover from sports injuries and enhance your overall well-being. Whether you require chiropractic care, physiotherapy, or a combination of both, our team of skilled professionals is committed to supporting your healing journey at our Saskatoon Chiropractic and Physiotherapy clinic.

Common Running, Cycling, and Swimming Injuries Treated

  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Mid-back pain (cyclists)
  • Ankle Injuries
  • IT Band Syndrome (Runner’s knee)
  • Shin Splints
  • Calf Strains
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Handlebar Palsy
  • Swimmer’s Shoulder
  • A-C Joint Sprains
  • Hamstring Strains
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Hip Pain
  • Sciatica

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You don't have to experience pain or discomfort during running anymore.

Schedule an appointment to recieve help from one of our clinicians and get back to enjoying your run and keeping a healthy lifestyle.

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