Pilates for Runners


Monday 23rd April 2018

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Run and Become, 4a Eccleston Street, London, SW1W 9LN


This event is now full, but if you wish to be on the waiting list please sign up.

With Allison Swan, specialist in spinal pain and sports injuries. Pilates for runners will focus on specific exercises that are all Pilates based exercises but will be directed the action required for running. The aim of the workshop will be to enhance performance by improving running technique.


  1. Activate the Gluteal Muscles ie the bottom muscles to drive the legs forward with more ease and less effort.
  2. Activate the core muscles when running to stabilise the pelvis.
  3. Activate the muscles at the back of the shoulders to improve posture when running.


  1. Prevent Low Back Pain.
  2. Prevent stress on the hip, knee, foot and ankle joints.
  3. Prevent stress fractures.
  4. Prevent instability issues.
  5. Improve running technique
  6. Refocus on the using the correct muscles.

About Allison

Allison SwanAllison began her career in the NHS, and has worked in Australia and the UK.

She worked as a physio at Manchester Royal Infirmary, the largest teaching hospital in the North West, and her early rotations included Surgery and Intensive Care, Oncology & Rheumatology, Neurology and Stroke Rehabilitation, Neurological Injuries including Head and Spinal Injuries, Rheumatology Inpatients and Outpatients, Musculoskeletal Outpatients and Paediatrics.  

From early in her career she developed a reputation for treating causes as well as symptoms. This led to a growing demand for her services in the world of sport, where her clients included the Newcastle Falcons rugby team, Manchester Rugby Club, the Welsh Hockey Team and athletes at the Manchester Commonwealth Games and London 2012.

She has been in private practice for five years, working with elite sports people, alongside a broad range of clients from all walks of life. She is also the physiotherapist of choice for many surgeons and insurers.

She specialises in neck and back pain, but treats a full range of sports and workplace injuries. Every client is given a tailor-made programme for the long-term avoidance of pain.

Her passion for physiotherapy, combined with a genuine love of treating patients, has increased demand for her services. As a result, Allison formed ‘Allison Swan Physios’, bringing together a small group of highly qualified and empathetic professionals who share her values.

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