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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – PFPS – part 3

In part 1 and part 2 we examined causes and solutions for PFPS. In part 3 we’ll look at progressing your rehab with gym based exercises. As we’ve mentioned previously it’s important to strike a balance with exercise – too little and nothing will change, too much and you may aggravate your pain. The way […]

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Back pain and running – acute management advice

Today's blog is the start of a series on lower back pain (LBP). It's a complex area and so needs to be looked at over several blogs instead of one monster blog! The first question with a back problem should be should I seek medical advice? The aim of this article is to help you […]

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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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Resistance training and running

Resistance Training (RT) means the use of some form of resistance against muscular actions of the body. Commonly this can involve free weights, such as dumbells or kettlebells or weights machines such as leg press, leg extension or hamstring curl. RT and distance running haven’t always had an easy relationship. Many people believe that RT […]

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Returning to running after injury

The dark days of injury are fading into the past and you feel ready to hit the road again, how do you return from injury without once again ending up on the Physio’s couch? First you need to find out are you ready to start running again? And then plan a graded return. It’s all […]

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – PFPS – Part 2

In part 1 we looked at causes of PFPS and a few solutions. Next we look at striking the balance of increasing load on the knee without causing pain. This work from Scott Dye has been hugely helpful in treatment of PFPS. He describes the “envelope of function” which is a very useful way of […]

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