Posts Tagged ‘running’

Helpful Tips Every New Runner Needs

Helpful Tips Every New Runner Needs If you have just started running, congratulations! You are making the right decision to stay fit and healthy and, with proper training, you may even achieve a professional level. There are some hurdles to overcome, one of them being the first occurrences of muscle fever, but with diligence you…

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Running Therapy

5 Reasons Why Running Is the Best Therapy Running is more than just training and building endurance. It is also one of the best ways of relieving stress, spending quality “me” time, and it is recommended by many doctors as a side therapy in case of depression and anxiety. But even perfectly healthy people can…

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Lower Leg Injuries in Running:

Lower Leg Injuries in Running: Common Causes and Treatment Lower leg injury is quite common both among professional and amateur runners. It occurs due to undue strain on the muscles and ligaments – generally caused by pushing yourself beyond your fitness abilities. Today we will cover some of the most common types of lower leg…

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Achilles Tendon Injury – What Rehab is Forgetting

Achilles Tendon Injury – What Rehab is Forgetting The Achilles tendon is at risk of injury with high load. Runners have a 15 times greater risk of Achilles rupture and 30 times greater risk of tendinopathy than sedentary individuals. The Achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body. The three calf muscle…

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Forefoot Running

Running Style: Forefoot Running? Forefoot running amongst runners at the moment is the big buzz word. When speaking to runners in the clinic, it’s viewed as the optimum foot strike. While the heel strike is now seen among recreational runners as poor mechanics. What does the research say about forefoot striking amongst runners? Most studies that have…

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome-Lateral Knee Pain

Iliotibial Band Syndrome-Lateral Knee Pain Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome, or Lateral Knee Pain is an overuse injury caused by friction and compression of the structures between the IT band and the outside of the knee. Training errors and biomechanical abnormalities are some of the factors that predispose to IT band syndrome. It is commonly an issue seen in cyclists, runners, army recruits…

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Why are runners obsessed with stretching?

Why are runners obsessed with stretching?  Over the past year, especially since working in Sports Physio Ireland, I have been exposed to more and more middle and long distance runners. From the weekend warrior to the more serious athlete, it has been great to help them overcome and prevent injury. What is common thread among…

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Dublin Marathon Warm Up

Dublin Marathon Warm Up As the Dublin marathon approaches, we in Sports Physio Ireland decided to show you what are ideal warm up for a runner involves. Thinking specifically the main muscle groups involved in the running, we focus on warming up our Posterior Chain, the muscles such as the calfs, hamstrings and glutes. Have…

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Peter Mathews Pre Run Warm Up

Peter Mathews Pre Run Warm Up With the Dublin marathon approaching it’s important that you implement a decent warm up before you run.. Our running expert and massage therapist Peter Mathews demonstrates a pre run Warm Up. Peter runs everyday and remains injury free because he is dedicated to his strength training, which compliments his running. Have a look at…

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A Dynamic Warm Up for Runners

I encourage all my running clients to have a personalised and specific 5 minute dynamic warm up. This method of warming will dramatically decrease your chances of injury during your run, in comparison to your typical 5 to 10 minute light jog and stretch as a warm up. Most of our clients are time poor…

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