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Exercise selection for Plantar Fasciopathy (AKA plantar fasciitis)

For many years the focus for treating Plantar Fasciopathy (a more up-to-date term for plantar fasciitis) has been to stretch the calf as much as possible. I remember the standard handout we used to give out many years ago, way back when I was a Junior Physio in the NHS, that had nothing but stretches […]

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50 surgeries and still running, Sam’s amazing story

We have a special guest blog today from a runner who I'm sure will inspire others who've been through the pain and frustration of persistent injuries. Samantha's story started as a toddler and continues to this day but her determination and bravery has kept her going despite obstacles that would stop most people in their […]

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Exercises for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (AKA ‘Shin Splints’)

It’s easy to talk generally with rehab, ‘strengthen x,y and z’, improve movement control etc but we don’t often expand on what exactly this means. Today’s blog is a brief look at an exercise programme I used recently for a patient with Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome and what my thinking was behind it. The patient, […]

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Orthoses – so much more than ‘fit and forget’ Part 1 – by Nick Knight

Back in August I had the pleasure of meeting top podiatrist Nick Knight on my Running Repairs Course. I knew from chatting prior to the course that Nick really knew his stuff so I was delighted when he agreed to write a guest blog for us. He very kindly wrote a really comprehensive piece which […]

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Plantar fasciitis – important new research by Michael Rathleff

Plantar fasciitis can be a nuisance to treat and, to date, we’ve had little high quality evidence to guide us. Today’s blog represents an exciting new direction in treating this stubborn condition. For some time we’ve noted the similarities between plantar fascial problems and tendinopathy. Back in 2006 Scott Wearing wrote an excellent paper on […]

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Gait changes for Plantar Fasciitis

Written by Tom Goom, senior Physio at The Physio Rooms Brighton. Follow Tom on Twitter. Plantar Fasciitis (PF – more correctly termed Plantar Fasciopathy, or Plantar Heel Pain) is a common and often challenging condition in runners. At present there is a lack of high quality evidence to guide its treatment. The development of PF […]

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