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Stretching: Helps After Run?

Stretching: Helps After Run?

The muscles in my legs are always very sore for a couple of days after running. I stretch a lot before and after my runs but this does not seem to help. Is there anything else I can do?

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Warm Up: Should I Stretch?

Warm Up: Should I Stretch?

“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.”

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Plantar Fasciitis: What Can I Do?

Plantar Fasciitis: What Can I Do?

“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?”

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Brace or Kinesio Tape: Which?

Brace or Kinesio Tape: Which?

“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.”

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ITB Syndrome: How To Recover?

ITB Syndrome: How To Recover?

“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?”

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Foam Rolling: What does it do?

Foam Rolling: What does it do?

“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!”

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Hill Sprints for Novice Runners

Hill Sprints for Novice Runners

For those relatively new to regular running, the notion of introducing maximal effort hill sprints is often met with concern over the possibility of over-training and encouraging injury. And yet, including one or two weekly hill sprint sessions into your training may well be safer than just knocking out long distances on flat ground.

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Natural So Must be Good – Logical Fallacy

Natural So Must be Good – Logical Fallacy

A logical fallacy is something used in discussion / argument / marketing that sounds supportive but is actually based on a misassumption. For example, assuming something /someone must be good because it’s been around for many years is called an ‘appeal to antiquity’. They are worth recognising as soft tissue discussions are full of them.

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How to Breath when Running

How to Breath when Running

The question of ‘how to breath when running’ is one that many runners find themselves pondering, especially those new to running or starting to experiment with more intense sessions like sprint or hill intervals. Should we breathe through the mouth or nose? Is there a particular rhythm or technique we should be using?

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Modernizing Views of Manual Therapy – Guest Blog by Walt Fritz

Modernizing Views of Manual Therapy – Guest Blog by Walt Fritz

Since beginning work as an educator in the myofascial release (MFR) field in the mid-1990s, Walt Fritz has more recently developed his unique take on manual therapy. His approach attempts to move the bar from singular tissue-specific models into a multifactorial narrative; one leaning heavily on biopsychosocial influences. If you are a therapist looking to update your practice to incorporate modern concepts from pain science, be sure to check out the superb articles, podcasts and live/online courses at https://waltfritzseminars.com

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Do The Words We Use Heal Or Harm? – Guest Blog by Mike Stewart

Do The Words We Use Heal Or Harm? – Guest Blog by Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart is a physiotherapist, researcher and university lecturer with over twenty years experience of helping people to overcome pain. His ‘Know Pain Courses‘ have been taught in 17 countries and provide clinicians around the world with practical pain education skills. Enjoy this guest blog and be sure to check out the knowpain.co.uk website.

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