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

25/03/2016 | 0 Comments

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 in runners are……(drumroll) The Gluteal…

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10 things you should know about Shin Splints

01/02/2016 | 0 Comments

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 all running injuries. 2) Athletes…

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Yes it hurts but can I still run?

31/12/2015 | 0 Comments

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 stop running can have even…

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5 TOP TIPS for treating Planter Fasciitis

18/03/2015 | 0 Comments

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 gloom. The majority of suffers…

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The truth about BAREFOOT RUNNING

23/04/2014 | 0 Comments

The last 5 years have seen an explosion in the media surrounding the barefoot running debate. Predictably there are fierce supporters on both sides: Those that think that humans were born to run barefoot and those that believe that barefoot running is just a crazy fad. So here is what we know so far on the barefoot running debate-: Despite…

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Postpartum wrist pain- what can be done?

30/03/2014 | 0 Comments

As moms we all know how demanding caring for a baby can be. What can often complicate the situation is the development of various aches and pains that can arise postpartum as a result of caring for your baby. One of these problems is the development of wrist and/or thumb pain which is medically termed: De Quervains tendosynovitis. What causes…

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