The International Running Conference 2019 brings together TEN acclaimed experts from the world of Running Injury & Performance, giving you the unique opportunity to see, hear & question specialists from as far afield as Australia, Canada and The United States.
Over the course of two days, attendees will have the chance to not only see the speaker’s presentations but also partake in TWO ninety minute ‘Question Time’ sessions with all ten speakers on stage.
Speakers this year include Simon Bartold, Christopher Johnson, Dr. JF Esculier, Dr. Derek Griffin, Paul Coker, Jack Chew, Mike James, Dr. Izzy Moore, Paul Westwood, Ian Griffiths (London).read more
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Chris Johnson - 23/6/19 @4pm (UK)
“All novice runners should consider minimalist shoes” – says JF Esculier, Vice President & Director of Research & Development at The Running Clinic Vancouver, and our special guest for this episode!read more
RCL23 sees host Matt Phillips answer questions during the live Facebook recording. Original guest Derek Griffin was sadly unable to attend but the show will be rescheduled.read more
Jack Chew, founder of Chews Health & ‘The Physio Matters Podcast’, talks about his project ‘The Big R’s Conference: Reasoning, Responsibility and Reform in MSK Practice’.read more
Tina Muir talks to us about Athletic Amenorrhea, a condition caused by overtraining in which menstruation becomes irregular or totally ceases. Many female athletes either regard it as a normal part of becoming the best or suffer in silence.read more
Lisa Shabbas, a plant based athlete & ultrarunner, talks to us about the Wim Hof Method and her use of it in preparation for the UltraMirage100k she will be running in Tunisia this coming September.read more
“I’ve started getting a dull achy pain in the sole of my foot and back towards my heel. It doesn’t hurt all the time but bothers me when I run and walk sometimes. I know that I have a tight calf in that leg and have to wear high heels for work. What should I do?”read more
“I always stretch before my runs but a friend told me the other day that I shouldn’t bother as it can make you run slower? Should I stop or could this increase risk of injury? My calves are always tight so I am worried.”read more
“I’m having knee problems at the moment and have had to stop running. My physio has given me a knee brace to wear, but my trainer says I shouldn’t wear it and instead use kinesio tape. I’m really confused.”read more
“I’ve been told I’ve got ITB syndrome and have had to pull out of the marathon I was training for. I’ve only been running since last November and I only got my longest run to around 12 miles and then the outside of my knee got very painful and I couldn’t run anymore. It’s really hilly where I live and I wondered if that might have something to do with it?”read more
“Everybody seems to be raving about foam rolling, but is it really worth doing? I don’t mind causing myself pain if it’s going to help but it does sometimes make me question whether I am hurting myself for nothing!”read more
Of all the aches and pains suffered by runners, pain on the heel or sole of the foot is one of the most common – so common in fact that most sufferers find it simple to remember its Latin name: ‘Plantar Fasciitis’. What’s not so simple however is how to recover from it.read more
Many runners I see in clinic are still being told by shoe shop staff, personal trainers or other therapists that the ‘reason they are in pain’ or ‘the way to become a better runner’ is to change their heel strike to a midfoot or forefoot strike Unfortunately, advice like this can cause injury.read more
Once something that only an elite runner would ever see, Video Gait Analysis has today reached new technological levels and is used by many in the hope of reducing injury & increasing performance. Just how useful is it?read more
For runners struggling with pain or injury, it can often be confusing as to what type of health professional to visit. In a previous article we considered the difference between a sports therapist, physiotherapist, osteopath and chiropractor but experience shows that at the end most of us do not care what the therapist has studied, as long as they can fix us. And here lies the problem. The belief that the human body can be ‘fixed’ by a therapist’s hands is probably one of the main reasons that so many runners struggle with delayed recovery or re-injury.read more
Ever heard of the term ‘plyometric’? Some of you may already know it as a term used to describe explosive, jumping type exercises e.g. squat jumps, skaters, clapping press ups, etc. They tend to be a popular addition to boot camp style circuit training because as anyone who has done them will testify, they can be particularly tiring if not soul destroying. The fact is, research does plyometric exercise can be a significant factor in reducing risk of running related injury, so we best take a look…read more
Matt Phillips is a Running Injury & Performance Specialist based in Sussex, England. As a writer for numerous publications & websites, he has spoken at international conferences and is a lecturer in Anatomy & Physiology. For enquiries & bookings, please use the contact form.