Ready to run??

I’m now 6+ weeks post fracture and I’m thinking I could be ready to run. I’m pretty consistently testing it out with different stresses when I’m treating patients so I think I’m ready to have a little go. My test for this is hopping. It’s a quick test I use with my runners to see…

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Thinking ahead to running

I’m approaching 6 weeks post-fracture now and the foot is pretty good. I’m back to dog walking in the mornings across some lumpy bumpy fields. Progressive loading within pain limits is certainly working as I’m doing a lot for very little or no pain. Fitness is still pretty limited as a few sessions on the…

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COMPETITION time…win a FREE gait analysis session

So the time has come to launch our gait analysis competition! Plym Physio is using our fancy new treadmill with some of our running clients. If you’d like some guidance on your running gait then please enter our Facebook competition for the chance to win a session on the treadmill with Nic our Clinical Lead…

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Gait Analysis

Want to improve your running? Want to be ‘less injured’? Analysing your running style can identify patterns of movement that pre-dispose you to injury. Injury and performance are on a continuum; inefficient movement is likely to cause injury and efficient movement is likely to significantly improve running economy. Running economy…. This is the term for…

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Need to feel the running love again?

So following on from Michael’s post about posture last week there are a couple of top tips I’d add (why not and there is more than 1 way to skin a cat and all that…!!) Ballooning… (a fave cue of mine from the lovely and very bright Physio Joanne Elphinston). Think of a helium balloon…

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It’s all about the posture! Our guest blog speaker explains all…

In this guest blog, Lancaster physiotherapist Michael Otto writes about the importance of having a good running technique to prevent re-injury following physiotherapy treatment. Working as a physiotherapist in Lancaster, with a special interest in rehabilitative physiotherapy for runners, I have found that offering running coaching following physio treatment vastly reduces the risk of re-injury….

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Knee pain when running?? No kneed…!!

So continuing our running injuries series we are moving up to the commonly bothersome knee. Pain around the front of the knee and knee cap again is a common overuse injury in the running population. It can be associated with slower speeds as it increases the time spent on the leg and the amount of knee…

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The achilles heel of runners (literally)….need help??

We’re putting together a series of blogs covering common running injuries or problems which people can use to gain an insight into problems they are experiencing and some top tips for resolving it. We’re working from the bottom to the top so….. Our next instalment moves up the body to the heel, the achilles to…

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Runners Foot?? Want a solution??

We’re putting together a series of blogs covering common running injuries or problems which people can use to gain an insight into problems they are experiencing and some top tips for resolving it. We’re working from the bottom to the top so….. Week 1 plantar fasciopathy or pain on the bottom of the foot. In…

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Plymouth Half and PGR

Last year we wanted to encourage runners to take a step forwards with their running, pardon the pun. From experience most runners use their running to keep them fit rather than getting fit to run. How do we encourage runners to change their view and engage in some specific strength work to reduce the risk…

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