As soon as summer starts, I see a lot more people presenting with plantar fascia pain and foot pain. I wonder if it is because of the transition from supportive shoes to barefoot walking as the cause. Keep this in mind. You are more likely to develop plantar fascia pain if you exceed your capacity […]
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A great topic for new and experienced runners. When I ask clients what their running warm-up routine is most of them reply with, ‘I know I should probably stretch more’. One of the first blog posts I wrote talked about static stretching and it’s inability to reduce injury risk. The evidence shows no improvement in […]
This may seem on the contrary to the beliefs of most, but complete rest is rarely the solution for optimal recovery. In fact, rest could potentially make your injury worst! So let’s learn why staying active is so important and which option is best for your injury. Complete rest & running injuries When you experience […]
Injured runners just want to keep running, and certain circumstances will permit running. But did you know you will recover faster if you learnt how to implement some cross-training into your recovery plan? This is because it is often unhelpful to completely rest when injured. Plus, if it is done correctly, it has the added […]
For this blog we review the latest in achilles pain treatment. In particular, a recent article titled ‘Achilles Pain, Stiffness, and Muscle Power Deficits: Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy Revision 2018’. This research complies all the treatment methods available and grades them from A (most effective & research-backed) to D (ineffective or no research found). So let’s […]
We all know runners can be stubborn and often blind to the fact that their injuries are holding them back from unseen potential. So I thought I would share a new patient-reported outcome measure that has been released. It is called the University of Wisconsin Running Injury and Recovery Index and let’s go through three […]
Wearable technology like Garmin trackers, strava, heart-rate monitors and the nike run app to name a few have been recording our data for years but are they helpful? Most of you will agree that runners will fall on a spectrum between ‘valuable’ and ‘detrimental’ when using wearable technologies. The research has already shown that certain […]
A training program is a good tool to follow especially if you are a new runner or a repeat offender of over-doing your workouts until injury. It holds you accountable but controls the reins. Some tips may be straight-forward if you are experienced, but you may learn something new. Allow enough time per goal If […]
This blog will uncover any connection between poor quality of sleep and running performance. A big thanks to Rich Willy, Tom Goom, Chris Napier & Rich Blagrove for adding to the conversation on twitter & help build this content. Sleep & running injury risk To start us off, a study by Milewski, et al. 2014 […]
Let’s be honest, sometimes we have lulls in our running. For example, after a marathon or a big scheduled event which leads to a lack of motivation. For this reason I have posted 10 quick-fire running passion tips to keep the passion alive. #1 Run with a friend to boost your running passion Find a […]