Horsham Running Clinic

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Total Therapy Studios
Supporting the local running community with assessment, treatment, coaching and other help to allow you to run better, faster, and with less chance of injury.

ASSESSMENT
Discover how a full running assessment using the latest video technology can help with distance and comfort
TREATMENT
Our highly skilled team can provide hands-on treatment as maintenance, or to support pre- or post-event
EXPERIENCED TEAM
Our treatment provided by highly skilled Sport Therapists and Physios, who understand the needs of runners
RIGHT ENVIRONMENT
We’re based at Total Therapy Studios, which is the local leader in physical therapies and movement support.
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We're Horsham Running Clinic

Since 2018, Horsham Running Clinic is a service provided by Sports Therapists, Physiotherapists, and movement specialists at Total Therapy Studios. We deliver running assessments, treatment and rehab, and corrective exercise programmes to get you where you want to - all under one roof with a variety of affordable options.

Now more than ever, running is becoming increasingly popular as a way to stay fit and healthy; it’s cheap, time efficient and is easy. Well, it's not easy for everyone. As we become more and more chair shaped, the transition from sitting or walking to running is not a simple one, and many struggle to reach their running goals due to discomfort, injury or pain.

The reality is that running is a complex movement which requires increased levels of stability, strength, balance, and flexibility. All are needed in the right places to enable us to run effectively. And this is where we come in.
When we walk there is a period in the gait cycle where both feet are on the ground and this creates stable movement. However during running only part of one foot is ever in contact with the ground at any one time. This creates forces of over two and half times of your body weight when compared to walking.

This can lead to biomechanical imbalances such as tight hips, stiff backs, lazy buttocks and weak abdominals, mainly as a result of poor postural habits, old injuries, poor footwear or poor exercise technique. This is what creates pain and discomfort during - and after - a run.
As a runner you're genuinely motivated. You've bought new running shoes and off you go. You're on top of the world with your new found enthusiasm and as time goes on your heart and lungs become fitter. You feel you can go faster and further, but your body is telling you otherwise.

However running is often a solitary process; you rarely receive feedback from those you're doing it with. And you're focused on distance, things suddenly start to get a little harder.

Niggles appear, pain develops, and things start to go from bad to worse. So what do you do?
You might give up, and decide running isn't for you. Often you carry on running in the hope that it will sort itself out in time for that 10k run that you committed to in six weeks time!

The unfortunate truth is, it won't clear up on its own and intervention is needed at this point.

And this is where we come in, by providing the correct training schedule and the right programme to fix all those biomechanical issues that you're pounding into the ground.

Assessments

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We can only get a true understanding of how we can help once we’ve understood your own individual style and how you run. All of our support is uniquely tailored to your own needs. So why have a biomechanical running assessment? And what's involved in the process? We probably all think that we run well, and with good form and posture. However if someone was to video you running - especially at points when tiredness as set in - the likelihood is that it will look very different.
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Treatment / Rehab

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We know that in many cases you might want to see someone who understands your specific needs, even if you're not suffering from injury or pain. Whilst it's common to see a Physiotherapist or Sports Therapist to manage and correct injury, that's not the only reason why you might want to book in with us. You may want to come and see us to discuss performance, or to receive treatment or a once over both pre- and post-event. The benefits of doing so are huge, and our skilled team will be able to support with advice, hands on therapy, or assessment of any concerns you might have.
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Meet the team

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Our current team consist of Jack Boatwright and Nicola Williams, supported by Sarah Dover-McCarthy. Both Jack and Nicola are able to help you with running assessments, and with their multi-disciplinary approach - combining Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy - they'll be able to work together to help you achieve your goals.
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Location

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Horsham Running Clinic is based at Total Therapy Studios, Horsham's physical therapy and wellness clinic. Since 2012, Total Therapy Studios has been at the forefront of supporting the local community with a huge range of physical therapies, holistic therapies, along with much more. Founded by Sarah Dover-McCarthy, they also offer the largest range of Pilates, Yoga and movement classes in the local area, with a core timetable of over 75 classes a week across their three studios.
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Whatever your level, we can help!

Whether you're a club runner, enthusiast, or just run for fitness and health, we can help. We've helped hundreds of runners in the local area with their form, and have supported countless marathon runners too. In short, you'll be amazed at the difference we can make, so get in contact on 01403 249 511 today.