Muscle imbalance

Dominance of one side over another could lead to over-compensating, overworked muscles, and injury. Physiotherapist and trail runner DAWN NUNES knows what to look out for.

Balanced is a good place to be. The same applies for our bodies. Running is a predominantly equally balanced body sport, but we do tend to have our dominant side that we perhaps always lead with or use the majority of the time, as it is stronger. This in itself is alright, except if it becomes too dominant and a prominent imbalance occurs.

I have outlined three fairly common imbalances which I have assessed and treated in a number of runners. Some may not seem as obvious, but they are good areas to be aware of. Pay attention to

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