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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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How to avoid injury through training error – 8 top tips

With training error reportedly involved in as much as 80% of running injuries it makes sense to know how to avoid it. Prevention is better than cure and all that. It’s simple though isn’t it? Just don’t over do it!? Well there is a little more to it than that… Change your training gradually – […]

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