Last week we discussed the importance of STRENGTH with regard to running. Today we are going to continue with our return to running three part series and discuss BALANCE. Balance components include what you feel through your feet, your vestibular system and your visual system. During your stride you are going to spend some time on one leg (obviously), so being able to stabilize your pelvis while on one leg is going to be critical. Poor balance while running can lead to compensations in running form, require more effort, and even cause more impact and force to be transferred to the pelvic floor.
Wondering if you are having some balance deficits? Check out this video to screen yourself at home!
Did you pass? If not, give us a call and we can talk about a plan to help improve your balance while running!