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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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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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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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When to defer on a race

Written by Tom Goom, senior Physio at The Physio Rooms Brighton. Follow Tom on Twitter. I have to admit I’m a little embarrassed writing this. Here I am, a Physio with his own website on managing and preventing running injuries about to defer on a marathon because I’m injured. The truth is though that sometimes […]

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Marathon Training – top tips!

A marathon is a uniquely challenging event. Whether you're just aiming to get round or looking for an impressive time you'll need to put in the training to tackle the 26.2 miles. Here are some top tips on how to get the most out of your training and avoid injury; Prepare – simply having the […]

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Running isn’t always to blame….

Written by Tom Goom, senior Physio at The Physio Rooms Brighton. Follow Tom on Twitter. Running isn’t the only thing that can cause an injury. It might seem obvious but it’s something many runners and some clinicians seem to forget. Identify other causes and you’ll reduce injury risk, recover quicker and run more… I had […]

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