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The importance of foot health

The importance of foot health - for some of us, our foot health only seems to be a slight priority during the Summer months when faced with the prospect of exposing them in open-toe footwear. However, just because it may not be flip-flop weather, does not mean that we should neglect the appearance and health of our feet! We

Runner’s Knee – Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

What is Runner's Knee - Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Runner's knee (Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a general diagnosis given to people who present with pain at the front of the knee joint. Pain is the predominant symptom which is usually located around the knee cap. The knee pain often comes on insidiously (without a history

Plantar Fasciitis

Do you ever experience pain in the arch of your foot that seems to just come out of nowhere? Chances are, you may be suffering with Plantar Fasciitis. What is Plantar Fasciitis? The Plantar Fascia is a thick, stringy ligament that connects our heel to the front of our foot. It supports the arch of

The Myths of Stretching

It’s the age old dilemma... should we stretch before running or not? Do we believe the myths of stretching? I’ve always been active, particularly through my teens and into adulthood, and I (like many others) have ALWAYS been advised to stretch prior to exercise. “If you don’t stretch you’ll increase your chance of getting injured”

Achilles Tendinitis

Our Achilles tendon is the largest, strongest tendon in our body that stretches to help us walk, run and jump. Injuring this can result in Achilles tendinitis or worse, Achilles tendinosis. What is Achilles tendinitis? Overuse of our Achilles tendon can cause the tendon to swell, become irritated, inflamed, and painful resulting in what is

Do you suffer with Achilles injuries?

We are seeing a huge rise in Achilles Tendon complaints - an injury often associated within the running community or those that participate in more exercise over the Spring / Summer months. What is Achilles Tendinopathy? The main muscles of the calf, the gastrocnemius and soleus converge to form the Achilles tendon located at the

Preparing for a marathon

If you’re running a marathon this year and you’re worried about the task ahead, relax.  We have put together some useful tips to ensure you’re heading into your race as best you can. 1. Correct Clothing  This may sound pointless, but what we wear plays a significant role in our performance as well as our health. Firstly,

Keep the spring in your step

Top Tips for runners Out with the cold, in with new (YOU).  Longer days and warmer weather usually means one thing for most of us…exercise! Running outdoors has grown massively in recent years and it's a form of exercise that everyone can do, no matter our age.  Memberships for running clubs are on the rise, and it’s no

How can acupuncture enhance your performance?

  Acupuncture is a treatment method regularly used by Physiotherapists to improve a wide range of conditions. Although it has been around for thousands of years, it is only recently that clinical studies have actually proved its effectiveness. Athletes are always looking for an edge that will allow them to increase their performance, whether they

Sports Massage – why is it an integral part of training?

  As Physiotherapists, we find that a large proportion of our clientele are people that train regularly for a number of sports. Commonly, the injuries that we see are the consequence of overload to the joints and soft tissues, usually from excessive movement or training - this is particularly common amongst runners and cyclers. We