Category Archives: Sports Injury

Prevent and treat common running injuries

As any of you runners out there know, injuries are very easy to pick up and can easily put you back weeks, if not months, in your training. Here’s a lowdown of the most common injuries, how to prevent them … Continue reading

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Sleep: a pain in the neck?

I have woken up this morning with a very sore neck and judging from statistics I’m not alone. According to a British Medical Journal study in 2008, musculoskeletal problems, including back and neck pain, accounted for 49% of absences from … Continue reading

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Functional exercise and back pain: how can it help?

Strong muscles are the key to spinal health. The muscles surrounding the spine act as its support system. To use an analogy, imagine a tall building surrounded by scaffolding, with the building representing the spine and the scaffolding representing the … Continue reading

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Exercise ‘gimmicks’-which ones work? Part 1

Recently, an article was published in the Daily Mail featuring GRAVITY equipment, new (ish) gym kit used for resistance and core training.  A few sceptics left comments questioning the effectiveness and necessity of the machines.  “Yet another gimmick” said one reader. Now, we … Continue reading

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Knee Pain Series-Part 2: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is used to describe pain under or around the patella (kneecap).  It’s exact cause is not known but it can be the result of a number of factors. A likely cause is abnormal tracking of the patella.  Normally, … Continue reading

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Knee Pain Series-Part 1: Iliotibial Band Syndrome

One of the most common causes of knee pain in runners is Iliotibial Band Syndrome or, more commonly (and easier to say!), runner’s knee or IT band syndrome.  For the purposes of this post,  I’ll refer to it as ITBS from … Continue reading

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