Should I switch to forefoot running?

In recent years having a rearfoot strike (or ‘heel-striking’ as it’s commonly called) has got a bit of a bad press. Such has been its demonisation that runners in my clinic sometimes confess it through hushed whisper, as if the foot strike gestapo are hot on their heels. Websites have emerged devoted to achieving ‘optimal […]

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Snap Crackle and Pop – Why does my knee click? – by Claire Robertson

Claire Robertson joins us today to talk about creaky knees! Claire is a Consultant Physiotherapist, researcher and lecturer who runs a specialist patellofemoral pain service at Wimbledon Clinics. She’s kindly agreed to share some of the findings from her research and answer the question why does my knee click?… You can follow Claire on Twitter via @clairepatella. Picture adapted […]

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Injury, illness and reviewing your goals – by Emlyn Maher

Emlyn is a runner from Clonlara, in East Clare, Ireland. His guest blog, Running Unplugged, proved very popular on the site so he’s returned to share his story of a challenging 2014. Follow him on Twitter via @Clonsports. It’s that time of the year that everyone reflects back on how the previous months went for them. […]

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Effective cueing in gait retraining – by Rich Willy

Running gait retraining research is gathering pace and one of the leaders of the pack is Dr Richard Willy, Assistant Professor at East Carolina University. Richard’s research has found mirror gait retraining to be effective for reducing patellofemoral pain and has highlighted how improving strength doesn’t appear to alter running kinematics. We’re delighted to welcome Richard […]

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Running Repairs – new course date in Manchester

Following on from a very successful course with the great physios at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary I’m heading north once again! Oliver Simpson and the team at Manchester Physio will be hosting the Running Repairs Course on the weekend of January 31st/ February 1st. Numbers will be limited to 12 participants so book early to make […]

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Will leaning forward help my runner’s knee?

In recent years gait analysis and re-training has emerged as a viable method of reducing patellofemoral pain (PFP – AKA Runner’s Knee). Modification of step rate and stride length and reduction of hip adduction during running have shown promising results. New research suggests altering your trunk position may also be an option for those with painful knees… […]

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