5 myths that do NOT prevent running injury

08/02/2017

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 equally important to recognize what…

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Understanding tendon problems

28/12/2016

  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 is no actual inflammation involved…

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

03/08/2016

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 rolling up and down on…

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The most important muscle in runners and how to strengthen it- Part 2

15/06/2016

It is no longer a secret which is the most important muscle when it comes to running (unless you still haven’t read part 1 of this article!) Part 2 as promised is going to focus on the Gluteus Medius muscle- a muscle which seems to be connected to the many running injuries ( ITB syndrome, and runners knee to mention a few) The…

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

25/03/2016

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

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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