Physio Thoughts


Mar

10

2016
Am I doing too much running?

Am I doing too much running?

Should I include more rest breaks in my running plan?   With marathon training in full flow and the miles ramping up niggles naturally start to become part of the daily struggle; alongside getting the kids to school, work, cooking dinner, chores, training and then squeezing in some stretching. BUT if you don’t take time for proper recoveries, your body won’t adapt to the stress...

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Jan

21

2016
Is the rider more important than the horse?

Is the rider more important than the horse?

Are you Fit 2 Ride? Do you spend endless time and hard-earned money on the performance and comfort of your horse: lessons, dentistry tack, physio and nutrition? But have you thought about how you are actually the biggest influence on your horse’s performance?  So surely you would look at yourself first.  What if you are the one causing your horse’s imbalance or stiffness? www.funridesuk.com Have...

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Dec

10

2015
ITB Myth Busters

ITB Myth Busters

ITB Myth Busters ITB syndrome- the most common overuse injury in runners   Anatomy of ilio-tibial Band (ITB) ITB is a thick band of fascia that is a continuation of themuscle Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL), it runs from the outside of the hip down over the knee joint to attach just below the knee. www.bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice/monograph/587/basics/pathophysiology ITB is a structure that cannot be lengthened itself, however...

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Nov

30

2015
Can you improve your running without running?

Can you improve your running without running?

Wouldn’t it be great to get your running times down without having to pound the mileage, especially now it’s getting darker and colder. Both things mean we don’t go for our evening run, rather we curl up with a bag of crisps and feel guilty about not running. Sound familiar? Some of you may even have recently been allocated your London Marathon slot. Congratulations if...

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Oct

16

2015

Treat your own hamstring injury

Ask the Expert? Charlie was asked by a runner and footballer “will my hamstrings ever stop causing me grief”? If you are having trouble with your hamstrings this article will hopefully help you understand how and why. First some interesting background for you to get to grips with: Anatomy of the hamstrings The Hamstring is made up of three individual muscles: semitendinosus, semimembranosus and biceps...

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