Posts Tagged ‘running’

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 important exercises to improve running form

As a physiotherapist I always give my patients exercises to help improve their running form. Although there are hundreds of good exercises one can give to a runner, the following 5 seem to be pretty popular in my clinic. These exercises can be used as a quick test to see if you have certain areas…

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Runners: 10 top tips for injury prevention

1)      Pace yourself: Experts agree that ‘training errors’ are the number one cause of training injuries- doing too much too fast too soon. Our bodies are excellent at adapting to change, however adaptation takes time and is best done slowly. Training errors can result is repetitive strain injuries, including ITB, Achilles tendinopathy and planter fasciitis…

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ITB syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome  According to a study published this year in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, one of the five most frequent running related injuries among long distance runners is Iliotibial Band Syndrome commonly known as ITBS. In fact ITBS accounts for 12% of all running injuries. What is the ITB and what is…

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