Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Press Release : Standard Chartered KL Marathon Reinforces the Importance of Pre and Post-Race Care

Standard Chartered KL Marathon Reinforces the
Importance of Pre and Post-Race Care

Official coach of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 took an extra step
to ensure that he is physically fit for the upcoming Marathon.


KUALA LUMPUR, 10th September, 2013 – Standard Chartered KL Marathon has been in collaboration with Document Based Care (DBC) Physiotherapy Centre since June to reinforce the importance of health and safety of the 33,000 runners. Documentation Based Care (DBC) is an innovation developed in Finland with over 14 years of experience in musculoskeletal system especially in athletes.

With a month to go till the Marathon, runners will have sufficient time to prepare themselves mentally and physically for the Marathon. Runners should now take the opportunity to attend a pre-race physiotherapy assessment to ensure that they are physically fit and healthy to participate in the upcoming Marathon. Following the collaboration, Mark Williams, the official coach of Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 attended a full and thorough assessment at the DBC Physiotherapy Centre recently.

Williams went for a consultancy session where he was asked questions about the history of his health including his habits to evaluate his fitness level. After the session, he underwent a baseline assessment done by a qualified physiotherapist. The assessment includes going through a series of workout activities that will be evaluated according to DBC’s protocol and patient’s capability. The activities are aimed to identify pain, limitation of movement, muscle strength, and over-activity of muscles. Once any physical problem has been identified by the physiotherapist, the specialist will provide a clear diagnosis to reduce the risk of any identified injury. 
“I am glad that I went for the assessment as I am now aware of my physical problems. Most of the injuries come about because runners haven’t done enough body-strength work or runners over trained themselves. Runners are encouraged to undergo assessments as it helps to ensure flexibility, good upper body and lower body coordination to help avoid the risk of injuries,” said Williams, the official coach of Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013.
This year, DBC Physiotherapy Centre will manage and provide physiotherapy services to all the runners who will be participating in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon. A total of 10 physiotherapy stations will be located at Dataran Merdeka for the runners and four stations for the elite athletes and winners of the Marathon. The Therapeutic Team will also be on site to offer services such as Kinesio Taping and PNF Technique to treat injuries or cramps. Most importantly, the DBC Physiotherapy Team will be providing advice and treatment to runners to avoid further problems that may arise after running the race.

“Standard Chartered KL Marathon participants have been training very hard to ensure that they are fit to run and we don’t want their goals to be effected by preventable and treatable injuries. The Marathon is a major event to our running community and we hope that the pre and post-race assessments would help to reinforce the health and safety of the participants,” said Rainer Biemans, Project Director of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon.

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon is once again made possible by title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with the event owner and organiser Dirigo Events, and co-organiser Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

26 comments:

  1. oh, this is a very informative post!! yes, pre and post care are both important, not only for running but for all kinds of exercises..

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    1. Agree!

      Must remind Anay, whose knees are wonky already. :P

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  2. Good afternoon everyone..

    Happy Tuesday to you Lina :)

    Have a nice day ahead!!

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  3. HeLLo. SOunds exciting! But yeah...true...to run far, we need a healthy body through sufficient workout. That's why, such an event freak me out, because I rarely exercise.

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    1. Registering for such an event is good. It can motivate you to start moving and exercising. ;)

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  4. The run must be Standard Chatered's commitment to fulfill their SCR (Social Corporate Responsibility). We did that when I was in a private company.

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    1. Companies all have different ways to fulfill their SCR. It's awesome for us runners that StanChart chooses this. But hey! KL-Marathon started before StanChart got on board. ;)

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  5. We restored an old museum located at one of the Malays' village in Samarahan. The restoration work was fun and I felt satisfied with the result.

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  6. I will surely fail and kena kicked out....so I better not attend such Pre and Post-Race care..
    What to do? Anay had several serious accidents and injuries during the hey days. Kikikikiki

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    1. Why not?

      Maybe they can use as a "dummy" to show what or what not to do. Hihihi

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    2. LOL...i think Anay actually play dumb only. Can see he is quite well verse with the pre run care though not sure about post run care

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    3. I agree with you meow. Anay pretend dunno only la :-D

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  7. I think if I balut my knees, I am okay wor. So far I managed to hike up Mount KK and 2 China's mountains - No Sweat. It's the running that would pound one knee and the orchestra music starts creaking. LOL... I am a survivor and won't give up! I have started eating those natural food that will hopefully heal a bit.

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    1. Bravo Anay!

      Hope your knee will recover soon!

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  8. After seeing the Karate Kid's Master running in your watsap, I am more determined to do it!!!! I must try to run a marathon during my lifetime. ANAY BOLEH!!!

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    1. Hahaha

      Yes, Uncle Oli is such an inspiration. I hope I can run till that age too! :)

      Anay boleh!

      Run a marathon holding hands and sing Bollywood songs with Letchumi. ;)

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    2. Oh yes!

      All the best to Letchumi on Sep 29th, running for charity and for Hospis! :)

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  9. I am happy that Stanchart is conducting this with the DBC Physiotherapy Centre which is very important and necessary after so many unforeseen cases during their runs. Same goes with the Penang Bridge Runs, many people collapsed during and after the runs. They didn't listen to their body's problems.

    So are you going there too? Tak payah lah, you sudah glam glam and fit fit!!

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    1. See lah...

      Yes, when you run please listen t your body so that no untoward incidences happen.

      I mau lebih glam, so mesti mau show face everywhere, Anay! Muahaha

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  10. paiseh...the unlighten me thought just run like that and thought if injure then baru need to go for check up.

    Thought before run just need to warm up :p

    This post is good. Think some people like me will be enlighten

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    1. Good that it is of good knowledege for you. :-)

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  11. yes, we need to prepare for our runs. When I joined my first run years ago, I had lots of preparation so as to push up my stamina by going to the gym.

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  12. Very informative, thanks for sharing with us!

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