12 10, 2018

Shockwave therapy: how it can help runners

By | October 12th, 2018|Blog, running|Comments Off on Shockwave therapy: how it can help runners

Shockwave therapy: how it can help runners   Shockwave therapy has been in use for the past 30 years but, arguably, has only become widely used in the treatment of muscle-tendon problems over the past 10 years. The most common form of shockwave therapy used clinically are radial shockwaves which are high-energy acoustic waves. They are transmitted [...]

5 09, 2017

Overtrained or underprepared: Could training load monitoring help you hit a new PB?

By | September 5th, 2017|running|0 Comments

  I’ve had a very personal interest in looking at injury prevention strategies in runners after my own sacral stress fracture in April this year. My own injury happened without any obvious warning signs. There were no significant spikes in my training, no persistent niggles, there hadn’t been any change in my health – other [...]

30 07, 2017

What I learned from my stress fracture

By | July 30th, 2017|running|0 Comments

Like most distance runners, ‘this year’ was going to be the year that I’d continue to chip off a couple of minutes of my marathon time and maybe I’d break into 2:35. Unfortunately, however, I found myself in less than ideal circumstances – albeit in good company, with the likes of Derek Hawkins. The year [...]

9 05, 2017

What are the secrets to running injury rehab success?

By | May 9th, 2017|running|0 Comments

    A persistent injury can often make rehab feel like an uphill struggle and often involves an unwelcome merry-go-round of visiting a GP, Sports Doc or Physio!It would be a falsehood to argue that all injuries can be quickly and simply fixed as they often can be complex and multifactorial. Nevertheless I see a [...]

16 04, 2017

Shin splints or a stress fracture? Understanding the leg pain that you get when running

By | April 16th, 2017|Blog, running|0 Comments

Shin pain is a common complaint amongst distance runners. There are a number of causes of shin pain, but the two most prevalent are ‘shin splints’ (aka medial tibial periostitis or medial tibial stress syndrome - MTSS) and bone stress injuries (which can culminate in a stress fracture). MTSS is caused by repetitive traction and inflammation [...]

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