“Putting Evidence Back Into
Running Injury and Performance”
Runners Guide Course
• Why is repeat injury so common in runners?
• Why does recovery sometimes take so long?
• Why is there so much contradicting advice out there?
If you have ever found yourself asking these questions, the Runners Guide Course is just the thing for you. Join Matt Phillips, creator of Runchatlive, for 15 video lessons, each carefully designed to help runners of all levels take control of their own running, saving considerable money & time in the process!
On completion, you will have the foundational tools to significantly reduce injury risk and improve running performance!
Food Intolerance Testing with special guest Dr Gill Hart, Scientific Director at YorkTest Laboratories, leading UK Biochemist and expert on food intolerance with over twenty years experience in the development and clinical evaluation of diagnostic tests.
What can we learn from the diets of Elite Athletes? On the podcast recently we were thrilled to be joined by Matt Fitzgerald, hugely respected endurance runner, sports journalist & best selling author. His book ‘The Endurance Diet’ is a fantastic resource for anyone looking for tips on how to organise your diet to suit your activity.
How much of diet modification is down to mind over matter? Understanding the challenges & principles of behaviour change is something Dr Gary Mendoza specialises in, as a lecturer in Nutrition for Sport & Exercise at Bath Spa and Cardiff Metropolitan Universities. We were fortunate enough to have him on the Runchatlive podcast and Sports Therapy Association podcast!
Eat, Sleep, Run, Repeat – The mantra of many a runner, but how many of us are actually doing the ‘sleep’ part well? How many of us realise the true significance of sleep quality & sleep quantity in order to not only optimise our running goals but also to secure a healthy, long life?
April on the Sports Therapy Association Podcast is ‘SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH’. Join us on our YouTube channel every Tuesday at 8pm (GMT+1) for LIVE video interviews with internationally acclaimed experts from the world of Sleep Research.
My five week sleep study using Cerebra’s In Home Polysomnogram Sleep System is now over. Read on for details of how to hear the results!
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?
“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.”
“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?”
“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.”
“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?”
“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!”
Want to know the five best ways for runners to warm up? What does the evidence say about Static stretching? How about Dynamic Stretching? What’s Dynamic Mobility? Prepare for surprises!
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.
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.
Some runners swear by it, others say it’s a waste of money. The fact that most elite runners have regular massage suggests there must be something in it, but how valuable a tool is it for recreational runners? Is there any evidence it reduces injury or increases performance? Let’s take a look…
The question of ‘how to breathe 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?
Does post run stretching help reduce soreness or reduce risk of future injury? The research says no, but you could try some H.E.L.P.
‘Runners Guide’ is our new foundation course with 15 fantastic video lessons, each one providing runners of all levels with evidence informed advice on how to reduce running injury & improve running performance.
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
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.