Track and field athletes are some of the most physically fit people out there. Track and field is a common youth and college sport that usually begins as a high school hobby and may turn into a passion in the long run (forgive the pun). Running, jumping, and throwing are all involved in track and field. Some people excel in sprints whereas others are more geared towards long-distance running. Whatever your forte, it’s important to keep yourself injury-free.
Some of the most common injuries in track and field include:
- Stress fractures
- Patellofemoral syndrome
- Runner’s knee
- Patellar tendinitis (jumper’s knee)
- Achilles tears
- IT band syndrome
- Shin splints
- Ankle fractures
- Plantar fasciitis
- Hamstring strains
Track is a physically demanding sport. Some of these injuries occur due to overtraining, lack of proper form, and lack of strength – but sometimes they occur just because. It can be frustrating to get injured in track, whether in practice or at a meet, especially when the rest of your team is counting on you. The most important thing, however, is to know how to properly heal from a track injury. That’s where having a trustworthy sports physical therapist comes into play.
Next Level Physio understands track and field injuries and the sport in general. In fact, we have our own running technique training program that is specifically geared towards helping people improve their form and become better athletes. If you’re dealing with an injury from track, you need a physical therapist who gets you. Give us a call at Next Level Physio and see how we can get you back on the track.