Preparing for two marathons within two months of each other is taxing for anyone, even a former professional athlete. Past Port Adelaide Football Club player Kane Cornes (AKA Mr She Shopped) has found that increasing his running distance has meant he has developed some niggles – particularly later in his longer runs because playing AFL required a lot of short burst running.
That’s why he turned to Sally from Aspire Physiotherapy for an assessment and treatment.
Kane undertook a full Running Assessment with Sally to check his flexibility, strength and balance – it even included a video analysis of him running on the treadmill to identify why he’s developed issues. Kane’s assessment revealed he has reduced flexibility in his left hip, hamstring and back, because of his right leg being his dominant kicking leg. It also identified he needs to improve his calf and ankle strength to help cushion the force of landing during his running.
Sally from Aspire is passionate about the health of runners because she is a runner herself. She has been running long distances since primary school, but had a serious running injury a few years ago, which prevented her from running for over a year. This was one of the most frustrating times of her life, because it stopped her doing what she loved.
This has inspired Sally to focus on teaching runners of all levels how to keep themselves fit, strong and injury free, so they can keep enjoying their running. The team at Aspire are all skilfully trained in checking your running technique, and how to help you overcome any niggle or injury that’s slowing you down.
But it’s not just runners Aspire help.
They work with sporting clubs to teach injury prevention and recovery techniques, because prevention is better than cure when it comes to injury.
Their pregnancy and post-natal program is also very popular, which includes Pregnancy Pilates, Mums & Bubs Pilates and hands-on treatment to manage common problems like back pain, wrist or neck pain.
Or just like She Shopped founder, Lucy Cornes, many Aspire clients also seek help for those occasional pains that really can disrupt your day – for Lucy it was a sore neck and poor posture from sitting at a computer all day.
Aspire have recently expanded and now call a beautiful building on Partridge St, Glenelg home. Now there is space for Pilates and Flexibility classes and more appointment availability for when you really need treatment for your niggles in order to feel your best.
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