Physiotherapy

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.
Written by Anna Kelly - 3 x Australian Representative and Private Practice Physiotherapist - Article -Originally posted on https://physiorunner.wordpress.com/ and reposted on RT with permission from the author.  A close friend recently said to me “you’re a runner, you need structure!” Had he said this to me 12 months ago...
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...
Nick Cross and Todd Anderson are leading physiotherapists, based in Melbourne. By Nick Cross and Todd Anderson Falls Creek is renown as a hot spot for distance runners, from the recreational enthusiasts to the elite athlete. It encompasses unique trails, hills and rugged surroundings, it also provides near perfect running temperatures....
Are you experiencing ankle pain when you go running? If so, you definitely don’t want to ignore it. The ankle joint, which is actually comprised of three articulating joints, bears much of the physical brunt of your running (along with the feet and knees). The ankle is truly a...
When you think about lower extremity injuries which can affect runners, conditions like Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis often come to mind. Smaller ailments like hammer toes, bunions, and overlapping toes might also affect a routine running schedule. But what about broken toes? Are they really that serious and...
Many issues lead to lower back pain but one of the most prevalent reasons for runners, is hyper pronation or supination. The Framingham Foot Study found that pronated foot function was associated with low back pain in women, remaining significant after adjusting for age, weight, smoking, and depressive symptoms.1 The feet...
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...
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...
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...