Lower Extremity

Man running on a bridge

The ABCs of Running

This runners drill is great for improving the bio-mechanics of running (speed, agility, balance and coordination), body awareness, injury prevention and increasing performance. It can be used as a pre-run warm-up or as part of an in-training routine. David Burnett, registered physiotherapist at the Kitchener-South location demonstrates the ABC technique in an easy to follow way. Let’s learn more!

Woman running up a hill

4 Simple at Home Exercises for Achilles Tendinopathy in Runners

As the warm weather begins and many get out and running more often, a common running injury may present itself known as Achilles Tendinopathy. It is characterized by pain, stiffness, maybe some swelling or thickening of the Achilles tendon. The prevalence varies but may make up 6-8% of all running injuries! Dave shares more about what it is, some treatment methods and exercises that your physiotherapist may do with you to recover from Achilles Tendinopathy.

Man balancing on foot beam

Foot Beam Balance 101

A fun new tool that we got recently in the clinic is this foot beam from the Foot Collective. It allows us to step out of our shoes and be barefoot on the beam to really work all the foot and ankle muscles that we have available to us. We can gain so much from the sensory inputs and the feedback we get from all our little foot and ankle muscles being engaged.

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