Running has fast become one of the most popular ways to exercise. Over 2 million people have taken up running in the UK, and over 10 million in the U.S. It’s popular for several reasons. Firstly it can be done mostly anywhere. You can run to fit in with your lifestyle. And it doesn’t cost anything, except for a good pair of trainers. But with so many people taking up running, it’s not surprising that running injuries are becoming more prevalent.
According to Runner’s World there are 7 running injuries that are the most common:
1. Runner’s Knee
2. Achilles Tendonitis
3. Plantar Fasciitis
4. Hamstring injury
5. Shin splints
6. ITBS, or Iliotibial Band Syndrome
7. Stress fracture
Running treatment and prevention
Starting a treatment programme and developing an injury-prevention strategy will be hugely beneficial. It will help you not only prevent injury, but if the worst does happen, it will help you treat injury.
The Running Clinic in Canada is a global training organisation helping health professionals prevent running injuries. As part of their injury prevention and treatment programme they recently introduced the h/p/cosmos quasar treadmill into their clinic in Canada.
The Running Clinic’s choice is h/p/cosmos
The Running Clinic’s first choice was h/p/cosmos. They say they selected h/p/cosmos for 3 very important reasons. The first is quality - it needs to withstand constant use and provide reliable results. The second thing they looked for is a firm surface. They wanted a surface that was comfortable and safe to run on, even with an injury. They also looked for a treadmill that had a long and wide surface - and only h/p/cosmos offer this. The third reason they decided to choose h/p/cosmos is because of its good, all-round visibility.
What makes quasar by h/p/cosmos their preferred choice
The h/p/cosmos quasar treadmill is longer and wider than other treadmills. This helps when assessing a runner's speed and when they wish to assess a runner on the incline. Also thanks to the safety arch attached to the quasar, a runner is able to run in the opposite direction. Having the runner face in the opposite direction offers two benefits. The first is that the physio can assess the runner head-on. The second is that they are also able to assess the runner going downhill. And the safety arch with emergency stop button ensure the runner is safe at all times from further injury.