We have seen a lot of overuse injuries at CSSM recently as many of us do more walking or running than usual. This is why it’s so important to have a plan.

Increasing your exercise load by more than 10% each week can lead to an increase in injury. This is usually because there is an imbalance between the tissue capacity and the load that is being placed on the tissue.  

If you are wanting to be as active as possible but remain uninjured, take note of the amount of kilometre’s that you’re completing. You might surprise yourself at how much you are actually racking up on a weekly basis. This way, you’ll be able to implement some prevention strategies.

We have created a mapping tool to help you visually see your load. This way, instead of going for that run that will tip you over the edge, you could sub in a Pilates or bodyweight strength session to keep the load in the green zone.