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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
If you love running, then you’ll probably care about your health. Thus, it’s no secret that as we get older, we start to experience problems that are new to us. This can have a knock-on effect on everything from sports and leisure to (of course) healthcare. It’s imperative to...
Low back pain is one of the most common complaints among American adults today -- in fact, doctors estimate it will affect 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lives -- and runners are not exempt. Whether you’re a devout marathon runner or a weekend jogger, if you...
At some point in their lives, approximately 80 percent of people will experience back pain. Some people, like runners, are highly susceptible to back pain -- in fact, one study showed that more than 50 percent of runners reported having a history of back pain. Runners can experience back pain...
Knee injuries affect over ten million people a year; most of them are amateur runners. Since the general symptoms of various knee injuries are the same (pain, swelling, loss of motion, and so on), many people treat these injuries in the same way. However, the knee is not one...