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Vitamin D: A key ingredient for bone health, muscle function and immune response by Fran Taylor

Diet and, in particular, vitamin D can be an important factor in injury development, especially bone stress injuries and stress fractures. Fran Taylor, our resident Nutritionist, returns to the site today to discuss this important vitamin and its important roles for runners and other athletes. Nutrition is often forgotten in patient care, if you’d like […]

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Managing hamstring injury in track and field by Stuart Butler

It’s a great pleasure to welcome England Athletics Physio and Medical Lead Stuart Butler to the blog today. He’s kindly written us a great overview of hamstring injury management based on his extensive experience, recent research and learning from the leading hamstring injury specialists on his travels. Follow Stuart on Twitter via @physiobutler. For more […]

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What to eat to maximise your strength training – by Fran Taylor

When we’re working with¬†someone to help improve their strength for rehab or performance we want to make sure we have all the building blocks in place for them to get the most from their workouts. Recently we’ve highlight how important sleep and recovery are and today Nutritionist¬†Fran Taylor joins us again to discuss how nutrition […]

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Recovery and injury case study – Scott’s sacrum

Throughout this recovery series we’ve talked about the importance of balancing training load with adequate recovery to optimise performance and reduce risk of injury. Today we’ll look a case study of what can happen if you’re ‘under-recovered’ from top runner Scott Newton. Now Scott isn’t just an athlete he’s also an excellent physio with a […]

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Great Expectations Part 5 – OA with Anthony Teoli

Our Great Expectations series has really gained momentum this week with the addition of Stuart Warden’s excellent piece on bone stress injuries and we have another cracker for you today! Top physio and researcher Anthony Teoli has written about osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee for us before and studied OA and walking biomechanics. He’s also […]

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Great Expectations Part 4 – Bone Stress Injury with Stuart Warden

Our Great Expectations series has been really popular with over 2000 reads already! Next in the series we have a bit of a hero of mine! Professor Stuart Warden is a Physical Therapist, researcher and deputy editor for BJSM. His paper on bone stress injuries in runners (Warden et al. 2014) is one of my […]

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