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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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Kinesio Tape – does it work?

In 2008 Kinesio Tape (KT) was donated to 58 countries for use during the Olympic games. Its brightly coloured strips could be seen on a host of high profile athletes and since then its use in sports has blossomed. More recently footballer Mario Balotelli wore it during the Euros, and Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic […]

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Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’, Sore Hide! – A guide to Foam Rolling

Like many runners I enjoy a love-hate relationship with my foam roller. My fiancĂ© really likes it, but mainly uses it to prop the window open! Lots has been said about them by fellow runners though few have had such a unique view as @4races4cities. One of my favourite descriptions comes from @Jens_Itchy_Feet, “A lot […]

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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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