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Hamstring and posterior chain exercises by Barry Sigrist

We welcome a new guest blogger today, rehab specialist Barry Sigrist. I’ve been really impressed by Barry’s exercise prescription and approach to treatment so I was delighted when he agreed to share some of his favourite exercises on the site. First up we focus on strengthening the hamstrings and posterior chain then fingers crossed I […]

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Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy – reflection on rehab

Written by Tom Goom, senior Physio at The Physio Rooms Brighton. Follow Tom on Twitter. Back in February I developed a nasty reactive Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT). That pain in the bum stopped me running 2 great races – The Grizzly and Brighton Marathon. It wasn't all bad though it prompted a detailed look into […]

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Tendinopathy – functional rehab

Written by Tom Goom, senior Physio at The Physio Rooms Brighton. Follow Tom on Twitter. The core of rehab for tendinopathy is building the load capacity of the muscle and tendon through strength work. It's the area of exercise prescription that has the most support from the evidence, although it should be noted there remains […]

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Glutes rehab – recent research

Our first article on glutes rehab remains by far our most popular post to date on RunningPhysio. It seems many runners are wondering how to strengthen these important muscles and so I decided to write a follow-up piece based on some very recent research… Reiman et al. (2012) completed a systematic review of the literature […]

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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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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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