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Orthoses – so much more than ‘fit and forget’ Part 1 – by Nick Knight

Back in August I had the pleasure of meeting top podiatrist Nick Knight on my Running Repairs Course. I knew from chatting prior to the course that Nick really knew his stuff so I was delighted when he agreed to write a guest blog for us. He very kindly wrote a really comprehensive piece which […]

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Why am I not getting better? Part 3 – I want to see other people

Unintentionally this series sounds like a collection of bad break-up lines! So far we’ve had it’s not you, it’s me and it’s not me, it’s you, exploring your role and rehab and whether you may need a second opinion. Next up we examine whether a team approach might be needed to get the results you […]

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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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Pain in runners: Why do I hurt? – by Derek Griffin

Today’s guest blogger will be┬áno stranger to those of you that follow us on Twitter. Derek (@DerekGriffin86) is Specialist MSK Physiotherapist with a PhD in Pain and a Twitter regular! He’s also a handy runner! He’s very generously agreed to share his views on pain and tackle the tricky question, “why do I hurt?”… Understanding […]

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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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