This exercise program is developed by chartered physiotherapist Alan Keane. It is an 8-week Strength and Conditioning program developed specifically for runners. It aims to improve strength, power and stability in the key muscles required for running. The overall aim is to reduce risk of injury, improve running efficiency and optimise running performance.

As a chartered physiotherapist since 2009, Alan has seen and treated many runners with a wide variety of injuries. There are many reasons why a runner may get an injury but the most common by far is inadequate capacity to match the demands of their running. The easiest way to explain this is by using the demands versus capacity balance scales.

Every time you do an activity, in this case running, you are placing a demand on your body. If your body does not have enough capacity to manage and carry out this demand you are more likely to get injured. For example, if you don’t have enough strength and endurance in your achilles tendon to allow a long run, or a fast run, the demand on your tendon may exceed its capacity and you are at risk of injuring the tendon. We can think of the Demand versus Capacity issue like a balancing scale.

Running Strength & Conditioning | Kaizen Physiotherapy Health Centre

When you have a good balance between the demands you are placing on the tissues and the tissues capacity to cope with these demands then you are more likely to have nice healthy tissues and less likely to get injured.

Running Strength & Conditioning | Kaizen Physiotherapy Health Centre

However, when the demands on the tissues exceeds the capacity of the tissues, that is more likely to result in soreness or even damaged tissues. What is the solution? Build capacity!

Now, there are many factors that contribute to capacity that can’t be changed (e.g., age, past medical history, genetics), but changeable factors include strength, endurance, power, flexibility, diet, and life stressors. This 8-week program aims to target these factors with a combination of exercise and education.

All regular runners of any level are welcome. However, if you have current pain or injury, you may need to have individual physiotherapy assessment and rehabilitation prior to starting the class.

The program will run on Monday mornings at 7:00am and Thursday evenings at 6:00pm. Class numbers are kept small (to allow more individual attention) therefore it is important to book your place early to avoid missing out. There may be other class times available depending on interest.

The cost of the program is €160 for the 8 weeks. You will need to complete a health screening questionnaire in advance of the program. If any areas of concern arise from the questionnaire then you may need to have a telephone consultation with a physiotherapist or may be required to attend for an assessment to determine if you are suitable for and will benefit from the program.

To reserve a place on the programme, you can call Kaizen Physiotherapy Health Centre on 02104824648 or get in touch via the Contact page.

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Running Strength & Conditioning | Kaizen Physiotherapy Health Centre
Running Strength & Conditioning | Kaizen Physiotherapy Health Centre
Running Strength & Conditioning | Kaizen Physiotherapy Health Centre
Running Strength & Conditioning | Kaizen Physiotherapy Health Centre

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If you would like to reserve a place on the program you can call Kaizen Physiotherapy Health Centre on (021) 4824648 or use the button bellow
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