2 Aug 2017

Three Useful Exercises To Conquer ‘Shin Splints’ In Runners.

For an overview on the causative factors and clinical presentation of medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), also often known as Shin Splints, please click here. So, what are the main aims of exercise in the management of MTSS or Shin Splints? To improve load capacity of the calf To improve kinetic chain load capacity by […]

3 May 2016

Evidence Supporting Running Retraining For Lower Limb Injuries: PART ONE

Altering your running technique may help to treat running injuries by reducing load in certain muscle groups and joints. Despite the limited amount of quality research, a recent mixed-methods study reviewing the literature has provided some clearer evidence on the effect of running retraining for common running injuries, including: Foot & Lower Leg Pathologies Anterior […]

24 Feb 2016

A Big Butt Makes A Good Runner?

As the human body magically appeared and was remodelled through evolution, someone chose the buttock muscles, or gluteals, to serve as our engine for running. Adequately functioning gluteals provide us with the support we need for both running performance and injury prevention. The gluteal muscle group comprises three main muscles (as pictured) Gluteus Maximus Gluteus […]

15 Nov 2011

Can Stress Cause A Fracture?

A stress fracture is an overuse injury to the bone.  Unlike your typical traumatic broken bone, stress fractures are caused by repetitive loading on the area.  They usually come on over time with repetitive impact, such as with distance running. A common example of how a stress fracture can develop is in the case of ‘shin […]

31 Oct 2011

Overuse Injuries

You may have heard your Physiotherapist using the term “overuse” when describing your injury or pain.  Often patients have difficulty understanding why they are sore, when there was no specific incident that caused them pain.

26 May 2011

Jumping into Plyometrics

What are plyometric exercises? Plyometric exercises are often used at the end stage of your rehabilitation to prepare you for your final return to sport. These exercises combine strength and speed to provide the ‘explosiveness’ required for many sporting activities, for example to increase the power of a soccer kick or the force of a […]

26 May 2011

Does my foot look good in this?

Feet can be flat, arched or just plain funny looking…but do you have any idea of what your foot type is and what shoe is the right one for you to wear? If you’re wearing the correct shoe, you are more likely to get the most out of your running and reduce the risk of […]

21 Apr 2011

Getting Back Into Dance…

Ever felt like you might want to get back into those dance classes but don’t know where to start? Chances are, if you danced when you were younger, you still really miss it but might not have the confidence to start again!  Apart from the confidence factor, you might be worried that you have lost […]

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?