The top 10 running clinics in Toronto
Running clinics in Toronto are here to help. Since running injuries are often difficult to detect and diagnose, it's important to visit sports and medicine clinics that are familiar with injuries associated with running. All of them have the same goal in mind: eliminate pain and get you back on the road feeling stronger than ever. Here's a list of 10 suitable clinics for runners in Toronto.
Pivot Sport Medicine and Orthopaedics
Pivot is located in a bright and beautiful space in the heart of Bloor West Village. The clinic offers a wide range of services in order to nip that injury in the butt without visiting specialists all around town. Specialists there know their clientele and create programs according to their needs and their personality.
Mirror mirror on the wall, what do I do with this medicine ball? The mirror won't have the answer but it will show you what's wrong with your form and specialists will show you the many strengthening and conditioning exercises needed to improve it. Many running injuries derive from form, which can be fixed by addressing weaknesses in the body.
David L. Mackintosh Sports Med. Clinic
There are three words a runner will hear when they get shin splints, and I say "get" because almost every runner I know has become oh too familiar with this injury. Ice, ice, ice are the magic words. This clinic is located in the Athletic Center of the University of Toronto, so after you've completed an interval workout upstairs on the track, ice baths are waiting for you to jump in.
If you're looking for a more natural approach to heal your injury, this clinic offers naturopathic specialists. They say you are what you eat so changing your diet may be the answer. Having naturopathic medicine in the clinic allows clients to not only perform the necessary exercises required to get better, but also make the necessary dietary changes in order to stay healthy and get stronger.
Athletes Care offers Active Release Techniques, which can make all the difference in the world because it pin points the issue in the tissue. It is especially helpful if you have IT band syndrome, shins splints sciatica, or plantar fasciitis.
These feet are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do, if you take care of them that is. Feet are very complex, so if you have pain in your feet, it is important to visit a specialist. Walking Mobility Clinics have various locations, and they all provide the same
services, one of them being customized orthotics and shoe recommendations, so you can kiss that pain goodbye.
Athletic Edge Sport Medicine Clinic
They offer an injured runners clinic, where they start from the bottom and work their way up the body using a computerized gait analysis and finishing off with a running test on the treadmill. Don't forget your running shoes for this appointment.
Organization leads to realization and in this case Physio Plus does just that by categorizing the common types of injuries by the types of muscles and joints that are affected.
Runners especially can endure a range of injuries so having a range of services available will make the treatment a quicker one. Core RX is like a one stop shop, where your athletic injury needs can be treated in one location.
Bloor West Physiotherapy
They have been around for almost 50 years, that's half a century! I think it's really important to be educated while receiving treatment because healing should be a learning experience of what not to do in the future. They want you to leave an appointment where you are able to recognize symptoms and know what to do by providing the exercises or knowledge required to eliminate the pain for good.
Writing by Vicky Siemon. Photo by Maryam S. in the blogTO Flickr pool.