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Written by Lachlan Chisholm, Physiotherapist The Achilles tendon is a very common injury area in running and sport in general. Injury to the Achilles has a multitude of potential causes. The most common site of injury is an Achilles tendinopathy to the mid portion of the tendon, the other common site...
The Most Common Cause of Knee Pain - Patellofemoral Syndrome (Runner's Knee)  Written by Lachlan Chisholm My Name is Lachlan Chisholm, I am a Physiotherapist and I have a Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science and Nutrition) and Master of Physiotherapy. I am a retired elite middle distance runner, a two-time Australian...
The Night Wrap – Treating Inflammation By Thomas Do Canto   It was over 10 years ago that I was first introduced to this off-label treatment and I believe it still has its place in the management of many soft tissue injuries. So what is a night wrap? No, it's not a facial...
Six Key Core Exercises for Runners - No Gym Required 2017 Runner's Tribe, all rights reserved So everyone knows that a strong core is key. But for the time strapped runner, what are the most choice exercises on which to concentrate? We have chosen 6 key core exercises that are 1)...
The 5 Best Glute & Hip Exercises for Runners Note: This article has been sourced from the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Volume 43, number 2. This journal article has been summarised. Additions (videos) and simplifications have been undertaken to assist with viewer education and ease of understanding. Strengthening...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. The calf muscles (gastrocnemius muscles) of the average runner do a serious amount of work. They simultaneously work to propel us forward (driving up a hill for example) as well as slowing us down (during a descent for example). Strong calves are vital. Being...
We probably know we should be foam rolling, but more often than not it’s the first to go from our training routine as we get busy. So let’s talk about what exactly it means to “roll out,” how to do it, and why it needs to remain a permanent...
If you’re someone who loves to run, it’s easy to convince yourself that running, alone, is sufficient for meeting your fitness goals and maintaining a high level of health. While running can be very beneficial for the body, especially for improving cardiovascular health, it’s not the only form of exercise...
Iliotibial band syndrome (also known as ITBS) is the most common injury that can affect the lateral portion of the knee in runners. Research shows that it affects anywhere from five to fourteen percent of all runners. If you’re a runner who’s struggling with ITBS, you’re not alone. There’s more...
Patellofemoral Syndrome (Runner's Knee)- Part 2 Rehabilitation/Prevention Written by Lachlan Chisholm - Runner's Tribe In my previous article, I outlined what patellofemoral Syndrome (click to read) is and what you should do once you have it or think you are developing it. I will now go through what you need to do to...