Tag Archives: runners
Sports Taping by Professional Physiotherapists
Thu,Feb 25, 2016 at 02:00AM by Body Organics
Sports taping for sports injuries With the winter sports season around the corner sports taping increases in importance for sports people, whether they be amateur or professional. As a physiotherapist my attention turns to the increased injury rate associated with starting each new season. Injuries often occur due to inadequate preparation or progressing too quickly. How these…..
Ankle stiffness in runners and athletes
Sun,Feb 21, 2016 at 02:00AM by Carla Mullins
How does ankle stiffness influence the risk of injury in runners? An article I recently read explored the question of dynamic joint stiffness in high-arched and low-arched athletes during a barefoot running task(1). The researchers wondered if ankle stiffness was a potential underlying risk to injury in the two different groups. The importance of this question…..
Labral tears and hip pain
Fri,Feb 12, 2016 at 05:15PM by Carla Mullins
Labral tears and hip pain Labral tears are a common cause of hip pain and associated dysfunction. When we walk, run and move our femurs (thigh bones) move in and around the hip as if there was a mortar in a pestle. The precision of the rhythm is essential in order to minimise injury and…..
How to run more efficiently and avoid injuries
Fri,Apr 10, 2015 at 02:06PM by Body Organics
Benefits of running Running is one of the most convenient forms of exercise that you can start with as you do not need special equipment. Also the many benefits of running are well known, such as: // It is a weight bearing exercise so running helps build strong bones // Running will strengthen…..
Handy running tips for training, recovery and injuries
Fri,Mar 27, 2015 at 02:02PM by Carla Mullins
Whether it be running for fun or competitive racing, triathlons, Tough Mudder or a Spartan Race, in 2015 runners can get their training off on the right foot with these handy tips on training, injury prevention and recovery. Running tips for training and injury prevention Progress your running training gradually and avoid increasing total weekly…..
Pelvic stability exercises and tests for runners to do at home
Sat,Jan 24, 2015 at 12:53PM by Body Organics
Importance of pelvic stability for runners Increasing daily physical activity is one of the top New Year’s resolutions year after year. As a physiotherapist it is always great to see people getting more active and moving their bodies in different ways, however this is often a time when new injuries occur. Running is a complex…..
Calf muscle tears from a pilates perspective
Sun,Dec 07, 2014 at 09:25PM by Carla Mullins
Calf muscle tears from a pilates perspective: Treatment and exercise to promote healing Now that it’s summer many people head outdoors to enjoy activities such as running, cycling and tennis to name a few. Spring and early summer are also the time of year that we start to see injuries like a torn muscles in…..
Pilates for knee injuries
Tue,Oct 07, 2014 at 02:32PM by Carla Mullins
Knee Injuries and Rehabilitation through Pilates: How pilates can help recovery for anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament injuries The knee is a quite complex joint that takes a great deal of wear and tear, particularly for people with poor hip or ankle biomechanics. Unfortunately the knee is the hinge that often gets adversely affected, so…..