Physio Tel Aviv

Cadence (step rate) and why it is important in runners

  Cadence (otherwise known as step rate) is a topic which is relatively well known in the running community. Majority of this knowledge centers around the notion that 180 steps per minute is what a runner should be aiming for. Why this particular number? The 180 myth was perpetrated by a famous running coach Jack…

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5 myths that do NOT prevent running injury

The last few decades have seen a dramatic increase in running enthusiast. Coupled with this there has been a substantial increase in running injuries. Running injury prevention is therefore a very hot topic at the moment and of course everyone has an opinion. While its important to know what really can help prevent injury, its…

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Understanding tendon problems

  Tendon problems (also known as tendinopathies) are extremely common in Athletes. Whether it be the Patella, Achilles or Hamstring tendon at fault, it is important to know what is happening within the tendon itself and what you can do to aid recovery.  The most surprising and relatively recent discovery in tendinopathies is that there…

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The foam roller and the ITB: to roll or not to roll

Since my previous ITBS article was written a few years ago, there have been some updates to the latest evidence surrounding ITB syndrome and its treatment. One very popular treatment given by practitioners to patients suffering from ITBS is the foam roller. Patients are instructed to use their body weight to ‘massage’ the ITB whilst…

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The most important muscle in runners and how to strengthen it?

What do you think is the most important muscle when it comes to running? “The core muscles” I hear you say? Even though your core muscles have received a lot of attention in the media, they aren’t the most important muscle. Think lower Hamstrings- No. Think higher- Gluteals!? Yes! The most important group of muscles…

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10 things you should know about Shin Splints

Shin splints is a one of the more complicated pathologies that Physiotherapists treat in their clinics. Here are 10 simplified points to make things easier for you to understand 1) In the medical world, Shin splints is now better known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) and has been reported to account for 12-18% of…

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Yes it hurts but can I still run?

If you are a serious runner then 2 things are certain. At some point you have experienced pain associated with running Nothing is more painful then being told you aren’t allowed to run As someone who treats a lot of runners I know, it hurts. Not just the injury, but the thought of having to…

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5 TOP TIPS for treating Planter Fasciitis

Those runners who have suffered from Planter Fasciitis know how debilitating the condition can be. That nagging pain in your heel and arch with every step you take. Excruciating in the morning. And just when you think its getting better, it flares up again. Worst of all, you cant run! Fortunately, its not all doom and…

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