Many Clients I see, particularly those involved in sport, are often tight and complain no matter what they do their calf just doesn’t seem to release or that hamstring muscle has “always been tight”. Many report they stretch or may use the torturous foam roller to help. Both forms can help but only for a short time but as soon as they resume activity the tightness returns. So this begs the question is there any benefit to stretching and should we still do it?
I see many runners in the clinic with a variety of running injuries from achilles tendinopathies, to knee pain and groin pain. One of the big issues I discuss with every runner is whether or not they can continue to run with pain and if so are they damaging themselves?
Well in todays 5 minute video I share with you my expertise on this very subject. You will find out
1. whether you are ok to run with pain.
2. If you are able to continue to run, how will you know you are not causing further harm?
3. What are some of the common warning signs that mean you should not be running and when to get it checked out.
If you’ve ever googled recovery from an injury you may have come across the R.I.C.E principe. This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. “Rest” implies that following an injury you should rest it and it will get better. This advice is still given by many GP’s and accidenct and emergency clinics. The trouble is, this advice does not tell us how long to rest for and what exactly does rest mean?
Listening What? I hear you cry
Sensory information from the foot heavily influences balance, pelvic stability and posture. Continue reading “Importance Of Listening Feet In Sport!”
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.
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.
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.
My injury happened yesterday – what should I do? You may not need to see a physiotherapist initially, and by following some simple advice you will get back to doing what you love in no time.