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Static Alignment

Static alignment in runners, are we moving forward by standing still?

I spent much of my university years staring at people in their pants. It was a big part of our course and we’d spend hours picking over static alignment and deliberating over minor postural differences. For many clinicians it still represents a big part of their assessment but with so many things we could assess […]

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Balancing training load and tissue capacity

A key concept in preventing and managing running injuries is understanding the balance between training load and your capacity to handle that load. In a nutshell it’s a case of working within your limits and not pushing your training beyond what your body can cope with. Today we look at finding the balance and some […]

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What causes running injuries?

There are a lot of theories as to what causes running injury but it seems the answer is fairly obvious; While I’m sure Ian’s tweet was a tad tongue in cheek he does touch on an important point with running injury – in order to get one you do have to actually run! This is […]

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Injury prevention in runners – “skimpy research”

Wherever possible RunningPhysio tries to be evidence based but in many cases there is a lack of high quality research. Extensive advice exists on injury prevention in runners and yet the research underpinning that advice is very limited, so limited in fact that one recent study described it as “skimpy”! So we decided we'd examine […]

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Oops I opened a can of worms!

Yesterday’s blog on research in sports got an interesting response, from nodding agreement to being told it was “utter crap!” The critics said I was talking up the “personal anecdote” and that without research we can’t know about “causal inference” i.e. what really has created the change we observe. Two good points, to be fair. […]

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Research isn’t everything…

BBC’s Panorama this week exposed the paucity of evidence behind some of the products involved in sports. I have to say, overall, I wasn’t impressed with the programme – they had an agenda and fought to find evidence to suggest these products didn’t work. A more balanced view would have been more helpful but it […]

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