6 May 2011

Plantar Fasciitis?? Just What Exactly Is It?

Plantar Fasciitis means inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick connective tissue which runs underneath the foot and supports the arch.

21 Apr 2011

What are Shin Splints?

Shin splints can be niggly, painful or enough to make you want to throw in the towel: but what are they exactly?

15 Apr 2011

Stretching Reduces the Risk of Injuries: Fact or Fiction?

Stretching Reduces the Risk of Injuries: Fact or Fiction?

In the past, stretching was considered to be an important part of any training regime to help reduce the risk of injury.  But was it all in vain?  In recent years, the amount of studies looking into the evidence behind the effectiveness of stretching has steadily increased.

11 Apr 2011

Eccentric Nordics: Hamstring Strengthening Exercises Fit For A Viking

Eccentric Nordics: Hamstring Strengthening Exercises Fit For A Viking

When you hear the term “eccentric Nordic hamstring strengthening exercises”, you could be forgiven if the image of a rough looking Viking in a leather tunic and a bull-horned helmet doing dead-lifts struck you; but no, there may be more to their thunder thighs than that.

1 Apr 2011

Running: Get Assessed!

Running: Get Assessed!

Running.  A much-loved activity for many of you.  As summer slips away, the running season approaches. Hair is clipped back, lightweight fabrics are purchased and sock pairs are once again brought back together.  Unfortunately, along with the increasing mileage for some of you comes the increase in injuries.  There are a number of common running […]