Sports therapy isn’t just about treating injuries with massage. It is also about teaching how to prevent performance limiting injuries through correct technique and posture, so that the client can continue to reach their goals, and become fitter and stronger. This “Gains without Pains” series of posts will take common exercises done in the gym and look at correct posture and technique in order to reduce the risk of injury.



 - Running on a treadmill involves less stress on the joints and the pace can be controlled 


 - holding the handrails will cause a hunched posture

 • if you feel the need to hold on , the speed or the incline is too high 


– exceeding 8% incline will strain the back, hips and ankles

 • wait for the treadmill to stop before stepping off