Always nice when Jorin Kamps of Running Solutions calls. He has just given a presentation about running injury prevention. The Mensendieck kinetics therapist from Amsterdam has turned his passion into his work, namely to let people run pain-free. Through his years of experience as an athlete, he knows how to recognize the cause of an injury quickly. In his new treatment center in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, he hopes to get runners back on track again. His inspiring story.
By Jasper Boot
Anyone who knows Jorin Kamps knows that he wants to do everything right. His company, Running Solutions, has become a household name in the running world in a relatively short period of time. That of course did not come out of the blue, because the Amsterdammer has gained the necessary knowledge about running injuries in recent years.
Jorin Kamps (owner Running Solutions)
Experience in Kenya
On a summer evening in 2016, Kamps started talking to with Frank Hartkamp. The Volare Sports physiotherapist was impressed by his knowledge of running injuries and asked if he was interested in guiding Volare’s athletes in Kenya. Ofcourse Jorin did not have to think about the chance to treat the best athletes in the world. He regularly flew to the African country to prepare the world’s fastest marathon runners for their next marathon.
He took the experience from Kenya to Amsterdam to transfer his knowledge to other runners. And with success. “People are sometimes mistaken about the fact that I only treat top athletes, but that is not the case. I also treat recreational runners.” Moreover; I can perfectly apply the experience I have gained in Kenya to Recreational runners, ”the 26-year-old specialist emphasizes.
“People are sometimes mistaken about the fact that I only treat top athletes, but that is not the case. I also treat recreational runners.“
Only his higher professional education diploma of Applied Sciences was not good enough for Kamps. He regularly takes subject-related courses to gain more knowledge about running and injuries. “I recently successfully completed the dry-needling course and that will certainly not be the last.”
Specialist in the field of running
“Whether I also treat other athletes?”, Kamps repeats my question. “Besides runners, I ofcourse also treat other athletes. I am mainly focused on the lower part of the body, because I treat arms and shoulders less often. Footballers, volleyball players and hockey players also run.”
“I am mainly focused on the lower part of the body, because I treat arms and shoulders less often. Footballers, volleyball players and hockey players also run.”
Ambitions for Running Solutions
Kamps dreams big and hopes to make Running Solutions the running center of the Netherlands. The transition to its new location in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel is already a step in the right direction. “In a few years I hope to have gathered a team of specialists around me. All experts to get injured runners back to running as quickly as possible.”
The new location in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel is an inspiring environment. With a running shirt from Kenya and a photo of Kamps and top athlete Jake Robertson on the wall, the treatment room gets an extra dimension.
After I hung up the phone and started to work out his story, I realized one thing very well; as a runner, I have come to the right place at Running Solutions. Today’s society requires specialists. Because of his many years of experience as an athlete and specialization in the field of running, I will go to him with every injury. Do you want to make an appointment at Running Solutions? Which can! Make an appointment via the button below.