Before we get to the reasons you’re still in pain after all this time. I’m going to tell you a story and question at least the last 15-20 years of treatment for shin splints pain. In my view, over pronation is an old fashioned, poorly constructed theory for why shin splints develops. It causes tunnel vision and prevents us as practitioners and our patients from doing the necessary work to uncover the truth.
Of late, it feels like the life we live has become so “technologicalised” (yeah I just made that word up!) that we are constantly plugged-in to the world wide web, social media or even the latest health and fitness app that promises to count our calories or steps to healthier and fitter versions of ourselves.
With that however, there is an ever-growing conversation that surrounds the topic of regaining some sort of balance by practicing things like mindfulness and meditation, having “digital detoxes” or even going “off the grid”.
So how does Trail Running coming into this?
We’ve all been in the position where we’ve either had an injury or wanting to improve on performing a task that warrants better biomechanics.
You seek help from your trusted Sports Physio or Podiatrist (like the peeps at Evolutio in Melbourne!) who, after a careful, thorough assessment and some magic hands-on work come up with a REHAB plan for you to go away with and do diligently.
The truth is, rehab is more than just “strengthening the part that is weak” …