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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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Why am I not getting better? Part 2 – It’s not me, it’s you!

In this series we look into common reasons why a running injury doesn't improve. In Part 1, it's not you, it's me, we looked at carrying out your role in treatment. Next up we ask if you're seeing the right health professional and getting the right treatment… Maybe it's not me, it's you! Deciding to […]

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Why am I not getting better? Part 1 – It’s not you, it’s me!

Reading comments on the site recently has drawn my attention to many people struggling with persistent running injuries. In clinic I see a lot of patients for second opinions, many who still struggle despite long periods of treatment under several different clinicians. So I’ve decided to do a series of short pieces examining the question, […]

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Cross-training during injury

Cross-training while recovering from injury can be a useful and effective way to maintain fitness and forms an important part of the rehab process. However, it can also aggravate symptoms so how should you cross-train when injured and what works best for each injury? To date, there is minimal evidence to recommend specific forms of […]

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Ice application and its use in sport – by Peter Thain

Occasionally you chat to someone and think, “my word this person knows their stuff!” This was definitely the case when chatting to researcher and sports therapist Peter Thain. I’ve never known anyone who knows so much about ice! So I was delighted when he agreed to do a guest blog for us on the topic […]

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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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