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10 Tips To Motivate You To Stay On Track

 

As Physiotherapists we know that the most successful outcomes to recovering from injury and staying injury free are from those that buy into their self management and continue with it on a regular basis.  Studies suggest that as much as 65% of patients don’t do their exercises as instructed. Don’t feel guilty read on to help you stay on track.

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Treatment for Patellofemoral Pain or Runners Knee

As we have see in part 1 patellofemoral pain (PFP) is multifactorial, making it challenging to treat.   Despite the high prevalence among the sporting population, there are few published guidelines determining the most appropriate evidenced based treatment.  A recent paper by Barton et. al (2015) recommends individually tailored programmes with the emphasis on active exercise rehabilitation and education.

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Runners Knee or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – Part one Symptoms and Causes

As a fellow runner who has suffered from runners knee pain I understand the frustrations it can cause not just with running but also in day to day activities too.   However, I have also managed to overcome it successfully enough to continue running.  That is not to say it has disappeared completely but with the correct self managment and understanding of the condition I have the confidence that I can keep running without increasing any symptoms.

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Achilles Tendinopathy – what is it? and how to get rid of it?

The Achilles tendon is a common injury for runners but also one of the more frustrating injuries to treat if not addressed correctly from the onset. In this blog, we will look at what Achilles tendinopathy is, what causes it and how to manage it. Continue reading “Achilles Tendinopathy – what is it? and how to get rid of it?”

Runners – Part 2 The Importance Of Running Gait Analysis.

In part 1 we examined the importance of what load management is and how this can impact the likelihood of sustaining a running related injury.  Part 2  will examine different aspects of running form and their association with different running injuries. Continue reading “Runners – Part 2 The Importance Of Running Gait Analysis.”

Runners – How To Avoid Having to Visit The Physiotherapist – Part 1

 

With the Autumn marathon season just around the corner, no doubt many of you are starting to ramp up the miles. Most will be lucky enough to avoid the physiotherapists treatment couch,  however, it is this time of the year physiotherapists start to see a gradual rise in running related injuries. Continue reading “Runners – How To Avoid Having to Visit The Physiotherapist – Part 1”