In Depth Articles

cadence-testing

Cadence Testing At Brighton Marathon Expo

Way, way back many centuries ago... 2013 actually, I used attendees of the Brighton Marathon  Expo (for whom we were the offical Physio & Sports Therapists at the time) to challenge the all too common misassumption that the...

Plantar Fasciitis: The Do’s & Don’ts

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...
heelstrike

Heel Striking: Root Of All Evil

Many runners are still being told by shoe shop staff, personal trainers or other therapists that the way to become a better runner and/or avoid injury is to change their heel strike to a midfoot or forefoot strike....
MOT

3D Running Gait Analysis

Gait analysis was something that only the elite would use as a tool for fine tuning their already near perfect running technique. Technology has made dramatic leaps since then, so just how useful is gait analysis these days to...
Stop Trying To Get Fixed

Stop Trying To Get Fixed

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...

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Guide To Plyometric Exercise

Guide To Plyometric Exercise

'Plyometric' is a term used to describe explosive, jumping type exercises e.g. squat jumps, skaters, clapping press ups, etc. Research suggests that plyometric exercise can be a significant factor in reducing risk of running related injury. Let's take a look...  ...

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Half Marathon Preparation

Half Marathon Preparation

For many runners, finding the time to train for a half marathon can often be more realistic than that needed for a full marathon. Also, there's less chance of alienating friends, falling out with family members and being late for work. So, without further ado, let's...

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