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Should you run or exercise through your pain?

Should you run or exercise through your pain? To start with, it’s always your decision to rest or to exercise. Generally the advice is that, if you are sore when running or exercising, that you can continue if your pain remains mild, i.e. it is 5/10 or below (see scale below), it resolves the next…

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May 16, 2017
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3 Key Recommendations for Powerful Winter Training

3 Key Recommendations for Powerful Winter Training   What you do this winter can really make or break your upcoming season. Everyone has different perceptions of winter training: some like to rest completely, others may do some very light training, while some individuals go hard all year round. Therefore this time of year, is different…

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November 24, 2016

Groin Injuries in Football

Groin Injuries in Football Groin injuries are among the three most common and time consuming injuries in football. The load on the groin is high in sports that involve rapid change of direction and kicking.  Groin pain can be from a number of structures including the adductors themselves, but can also be related other structures…

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October 5, 2016
hamstring tendinopathy

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy   What is Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy? Deep gluteal (bum) pain which tends to be worse after running, squatting, lunging and sitting. It usually warms up when running but will be worse afterwards.   Who is affected? Athletes who partake in sprinting, hurdling, hockey, football and various other sports requiring a change of…

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July 11, 2016

When Should I Stretch, When Should I Strengthen?

When Should I Stretch, When Should I Strengthen? When I first sat down to write this piece, I considered the question above. I thought, a weak muscle is tight and a stronger muscle is not. This may be a quick blog article and I might get out to enjoy the sunshine!!!  Rarely, in physiotherapy will…

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May 19, 2016

Reformers For Runners

Reformers For Runners Most running injuries are as a result of poor body conditioning. Often the body is not able to manage the amount of load or activity that is asked of it. If we can make our bodies stronger, we can decrease our risk of injury. Reformer Pilates can help to improve body strength…

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May 18, 2016
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