Athlete monitoring for runners – what to monitor and how to do it

Our recent posts have talked about assessing capacity and building performance through targeted rehab and appropriate training. Today we talk about the how to monitor athletes as they progress their training to reduce risk of injury and optimise outcome. In a nutshell it’s about helping athletes listen to their body and act on what it’s trying […]

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Optimising performance for injured runners

As a physio our role is often to return people to sport after injury. We tend to focus more symptoms, strength, ROM etc and less on performance. Many runners though will be more concerned about performance than traditional rehab goals. As a runner I can empathise, I’d be more interested in my 10km time than my 10 […]

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Assessing runners – capacity and performance tests

Today’s blog is the first in a series examining running rehab, performance and athlete monitoring. The aim is to provide useful tools for therapists in clinic to help get runners back on track. It’s important with athletes to try and find the ‘sweet spot’ when it comes to exercise; not too little which may lead […]

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Glutes Exercise Circuit – free download and the reasoning behind it

This week we’ve launched a new ‘Cutting Edge Clinicians’ Mailing list designed for therapists that treat runners and other athletes. We’ll be sharing a series of free downloads on a range of topics, all with a focus on providing something that’s useful in clinic. The first of these in an evidence-based Glutes Circuit that’s had […]

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Segmentation: The scourge of the running footwear industry by Simon Bartold

We’re joined once again today by top podiatrist Simon Bartold. Regular readers will know Simon has written some cracking articles for us in the past, all of which you can find here. He joins us today to challenge common conceptions around shoe selection for runners. Follow Simon on twitter via @bartoldbiomecha and check out his […]

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Training error and load management, are we missing something key?

Today we’re joined on the blog by Dale Forsdyke who’s kindly shared his considerable wisdom on pyschosocial factors in sport. Dale is a prominent researcher and practitioner in this field and published an excellent systematic review on the topic (Forsdyke et al. 2016). He’s also Head of Science & Medicine in elite female football and […]

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