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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Yes it hurts but can I still run?

31/12/2015

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鈥檛 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

Those runners who have suffered from Planter聽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

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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Footstrike: does it really matter?

23/03/2014

Nowadays everybody in the running community is talking about footstrike with the big question being: can a change in footstrike result in a decreased risk of injury or even more- help to cure injuries!!? Footstrike explained Footstrike is the first contact that the foot makes with the ground which each stride. Runners have been classified into 3 different groups according…

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Muscle tears: classification and treatment

20/08/2013

Muscle tears come in all shapes and sizes! They can present like a minor nagging ache that just won鈥檛 go away or as a sharp shooting snap that occurs suddenly during interval training. Despite their frequency in sport, little information is available in the international literature about muscle injury definitions and classification systems. So how does one know if what…

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