Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Assessing runners – capacity and performance tests

Today's blog is the first in a series examining running rehab, performance and athlete monitoring. The aim is to provide useful tools for therapists...

Training error and load management, are we missing something key?

Today we're joined on the blog by Dale Forsdyke who's kindly shared his considerable wisdom on pyschosocial factors in sport. Dale is a prominent...

Exercises for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (AKA ‘Shin Splints’)

It's easy to talk generally with rehab, 'strengthen x,y and z', improve movement control etc but we don't often expand on what exactly this...

Static alignment in runners, are we moving forward by standing still?

I spent much of my university years staring at people in their pants. It was a big part of our course and we'd spend...

Balancing training load and tissue capacity

A key concept in preventing and managing running injuries is understanding the balance between training load and your capacity to handle that load. In...

What causes running injuries?

There are a lot of theories as to what causes running injury but it seems the answer is fairly obvious; While I'm sure Ian's tweet...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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