The type of surface you run on impacts the forces exerted on your body. Obviously, the harder the surface, the more stress is placed on your joints. Surfaces like concrete and pavement are so rigid that when your feet hit the ground, there is a lot of shock coming into your heels. Running on dirt, grass and tracks will soften the impact, but still give you enough firmness to make running safe.

People also can cause injury to themselves if they run on terrain that is too uneven or irregular, such as trails and sand. For those of you who have run on sand before, you understand how hard your feet and legs have to work. The softer the sand, the more this effect is exaggerated. When your feet and legs have to constantly adjust to the changing terrain, the muscles and joints are working much harder than you may realize. This means you can strain a muscle or cause injury if you are not careful. I am not saying to never run on sand - just run on the part that is closest to the water so that the ground is a bit firmer to support your body while running.

One on One

All Ontario patients are entitled to speak to their therapist or practioner via Telehealth, however, not all medical appointments may be best suited for this online format. Please review the list of services and conditions that are allowed for Telehealth, and a list of exclusion criteria.

Covid Safety

Our team of therapist and practitioners are registered and recognized to provide the best care possible, whether it be in person or via Telehealth. However, please note that not all insurance companies are up to date and you may wish to contact them to clarify individual policies.

Functional Movement

Our team of therapist and practitioners are registered and recognized to provide the best care possible, whether it be in person or via Telehealth. However, please note that not all insurance companies are up to date and you may wish to contact them to clarify individual policies.

Type of Injuries

If you are experiencing any of the following, we suggest that you first seek emergency care with your family doctor or emergency department at the hospital: Chest pain Shortness of breath Allergic reaction Choking Altered state of consciousness Head or neck injury
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