Welcome to the website of Monica Torland, Sports Therapist, Personal Trainer and Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach.
I offer a wide range of services covering Ilkley and the surrounding areas.
How often do you see people pounding miles and miles on the treadmill in the gym?? Beginners as well as experienced gym users will in about 80% of the time attack the treadmill in gyms and fitness clubs in order to get “fitter”. As I have experienced firsthand the effects too much running can have on your lower limbs (knees in particular), I can talk about this subject with a great deal of experience. I have also worked with a variety of runners; from the most insane ultrarunners, to triathletes and middle distance runners, and therefore come across some of the most common overuse injuries on a weekly basis for many years now.
Why is it that so many people think it is okay to start running without doing any form for strength training first or at least alongside their running training? How long do you think your joints will be able to cope without giving you any pain or discomfort? If you are lucky and have a good running style, close to no bio mechanical disadvantages, appropriate footwear, perform a good warm up etc. you might be one of the lucky ones, and actually be able to keep running for years without suffering any pain or problems, but in more cases than not this is just a wish….