For individuals suffering from proximal hamstring tendinopathy it can be frustrating to navigate the rehabilitation required, and oftentimes symptoms may persist for extended periods of time, ranging from months even extending to years.
Instagram: @elenifrossynos.exphys I have had the fortunate opportunity to come across a product that has successfully managed and aided in the recovery of my shin splints. I know so many runners struggle, so I am excited to share my story with you all. Running was never my forte. However, through my...
Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy is a painful and difficult condition that many runners and active individuals experience. Importantly insertional achilles tendinopathy (IAT) is a different pathology to other types of achilles pain and as such it may not respond to treatments given to other types of achilles presentations. It has been estimated that one third of achilles pain is IAT (1,2). Here we discuss some key features of recognising IAT and important aspects of its management.
Cross Training is a valuable tool then can aid athlete’s in getting their best performance. It is the action or practice of engaging in multiple sports or training practices in order to improve fitness or performance in one’s main sport (1). Runner’s in particular can often utilise cross-training to provide numerous benefits to their running performance. Let’s go through why cross-training can be a useful additional to one’s training.
Emma Coburn is America's best female steeplechaser of all-time. Winning gold at the 2017 World Athletics Championships, Coburn is the first American to do so. Her 3000m steeplechase PB is 9:02.35, an American record. Below, Emma shared on her Youtube channel her warm-up routine. It's full with nuggets of wisdom, for runners of all abilities.
‘Calf muscle strains’ are a common running injury. They can be debilitating, painful, and require reduced or complete cessation from running. Short and longer lasting episodes of pain can stem from injury to the calf musculature. The purpose of this blog is to outline the best clinical combined with evidence based approach to rehabilitating calf strains.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of plantar heel pain in both runners and non-runners, and one of the most prevalent causes of foot pain in general with 10% of people experiencing plantar fasciitis across their lifespan (1). Plantar fasciitis affects both sedentary and athletic people. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 10 people experience heel pain at some point. Although plantar fasciitis occurs at all ages, the highest risk of occurrence of plantar fasciitis is between 40 and 60 years of age. There is no known sex bias.
Seasoned runners will be fully aware of the sheer amount of annoying injuries which can be sustained throughout the course of the year. These aches and pains can be incredibly frustrating and disheartening, particularly if you're mid-way through a training period. Calf injuries are all too frequent amongst the...
Being injured or carrying a bit of pain without any clear path forward can feel incredibly isolating, especially when it’s experienced amidst genuine physical isolation. I’m sure there are people out there pushing themselves pretty hard, but I’m using this as a time to work on some weaknesses that have had me running with my foot slightly on the clutch, rather than full throttle. I’ve often found that running is the easy part, with strength work the first thing to be let go when I’m tired, but now I see this as my chance to get back on top of things. My physio [Brad Beer] is based on the Gold Coast (about 1,100km away) but the online consults and app with all my exercises have given me some much-needed structure and accountability.