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Back in action: causes and remedies for low back pain in runners

Lots of factors may contribute to back pain in runners. Tracy Ward explores the causes of nagging non-specific low back pain and outlines a rehabilitation program to get runners back on track. Running is one of the most popular sporting activities worldwide. Still, it carries a high injury risk in both amateur and professional athletes, with up to 85% of runners sustaining a running-related injury (RRI) per year(1). Approximately 80% of these are overuse injuries due to repeated single-plane movement(2,3). Recurring one-dimensional activity – mov

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