Once, we understand the who, what and why we can start to put this all into motion.
Initially, some soft tissue work may be utilised in the short term to calm your pain down. However, we know this isn't a permanent long term solution.
Ultimately, we want to develop a targeted strength program to address your impairments. This will include specific muscles around the calf, quads, hamstrings, glutes, trunk and foot intrinsic muscles. Adding running drilling and plyometric components may also help to improve speed and force of running mechanics.
But yes, what about the running….
We'll do everything we can to keep you running if you are injured. This would likely be in a modified running program, though there are some injuries where total rest from running is required ( severe acute muscle tears, stress fractures for example).
We know the human body doesn't like rapid change to activity levels, so keeping you running whilst injured, even in a small capacity, can get you to your end goal faster without the need for a long reload program.
We have specific testing and exercise progressions to ensure that your return to running is as scientific as possible.
This is very dependent on each individual's situation, though at a very simplistic level, if you can't single leg calf raise or hop comfortably, you're a long way from running.