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Avoid sports injury and trauma as you train during marathon season

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Marathon running season is upon us, and whether you’re training for your first one or an experienced runner, the lead up is an exciting and sometimes challenging time.

During training, it’s key to vary the exercises you’re doing to prevent repetitive strain on your joints and muscles. Mixing up cardio with practices such as pilates and yoga, stretching out any tight muscles and building strength and across your whole body will contribute towards stamina and overall fitness. Nourishing your body with fresh, fatigue fighting whole foods and plenty of water is especially important during sport training. We offer appointments with trained nutritionists that can offer advice and create a plan to ensure you are feeding your body the essentials needed in your diet to sustain you during exercise.

As your marathon draws closer, avoiding sports related injury is of utmost importance. Here at The Italian Medical Centre, our expert in medical sport Dr. Nicola Sanna is available for a variety of both pre and post running appointments. Why not book in for a pre-participation screening, including detailed questionnaire into your background and any existing problems, a physical examination, biomedical assessment tailored to your specific sport and electrocardiogram at rest.

If you do suffer any pains during your training or after marathon day, Dr. Sanna can also develop a personal rehab plan for sport-related muscoloskeletal injuries, from both overuse and trauma.