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What is Running Analysis?

What is running analysis? Whether you have 50 marathons under your belt or have just bought your first pair of runners to start your training, a running analysis



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Knowing when it’s the right time to change your running shoes

When should you consider changing  your running Shoes? I have recently purchased a brand new pair of running shoes and when I first put them on it was



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How’s Your Running?

Running Analysis – The Low-down We regularly get asked, “Is it possible to change my running technique if this is the way I have ran all my life?”.



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“So racers of the marathon world, heroes of the OCR elite and general joggers…..” – By Faye Burge, Physio4Life’s Senior Physiotherapist

Common sense There I was happily sitting outside a coffee shop having a delightful soya hot chocolate with the other half when something caught our eye. A male



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Flat tyres? Rusty parts? Grease and oil change? Maybe you need a tune up at physio4life by Rebecca Lang, Physio4Life’s Senior Physiotherapist

In the last few weeks we have seen an increasing amount of people in the clinic with lower limb injuries, mostly marathon training related but not restricted to.



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Ladies! The myths of wearing high heels! Killer High Heels – By Matthew Taylor, Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist

Ladies! The myths of wearing high heels! Killer High Heels – By Matthew Taylor, Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist



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Achilles Tendinopathy – What is it? How does it come about and how do I avoid it? – By Matthew Taylor, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Achilles Tendinopathy – What is it? How does it come about and how do I avoid it? – By Matthew Taylor, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Plyometric exercise has been shown to improve performance in athletes, increase strength and power and also to prevent injury – By Gary Delahunt, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Plyometric exercise has been shown to improve performance in athletes, increase strength and power and also to prevent injury – By Gary Delahunt, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Exercises you can do for each muscle group to create an equal balance of strength in all of these muscles to help prevent injuries- Jade Blake, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Exercises you can do for each muscle group to create an equal balance of strength in all of these muscles to help prevent injuries- Jade Blake, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Starting your dreaded marathon training in the cold…..By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Jade Blake

Starting your dreaded marathon training in the cold…..By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Jade Blake



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Foam rollering your ITB – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Victoria Samson

Foam rollering your ITB – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Victoria Samson



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‘The Frustrated Runner’ – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist

‘The Frustrated Runner’ – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Sam Downer



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‘Tis the season of…..being awarded a London Marathon place!’ Footwear tips from Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Victoria Samson

‘Tis the season of…..being awarded a London Marathon place!’ Footwear tips from Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Victoria Samson



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‘Best foot forward…but no running’ – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Faye Burge

‘Best foot forward…but no running’ – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Faye Burge



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‘Ankle Injuries – Inversion of the ankle ligament’ By Jade Blake, Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist

‘Ankle Injuries – Inversion of the ankle ligament’ By Jade Blake, Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist



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Winter is here! How to avoid injury and continue walking, running or cycling to work in winter – By Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Winter is here! How to avoid injury and continue walking, running or cycling to work in winter – By Jade Blake, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Why Do Runners Get Frontal Knee Pain?

Why Do Runners Get Frontal Knee Pain?



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‘Hamstring Strains’ – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Jade Blake

‘Hamstring Strains’ – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Jade Blake



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Stretching Vs A Dynamic Warm Up

Stretching Vs a Dynamic warm up



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Runners’ Newsletter

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How Mo Farah went from also-ran to unbeatable

Portland, Oregon: home of the world’s biggest sports brand – Nike. And since 2011 the base for Olympic and world champion Mo Farah. But what is it about



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Poor footwear can become your Achilles heel . . . and leave you suffering from epic injuries

We’ve learnt a lot from ancient civilizations, but their flimsy footwear certainly doesn’t do our bodies any favours. In Greek mythology Achilles was a warrior, athlete and all-round



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Improving Your Biomechanics

You wouldn’t expect to straighten your teeth with braces from the supermarket: so why align your body using products from the local sports shop? We all know that getting



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How attention to detail will keep you fit like the pros

Whether training for a triathlon, staying trim for pre-season or just trying to keep in shape, start your summer on the right foot and boost performance with prescription



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Preparing for the London Marathon

It’s not about winning, it’s about being fit to take part: How you could be getting you to the start line in better shape for this year’s London Marathon



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The Benefits of Orthotics for Runners

A lot is said about orthotics and sports insoles and how they can either prevent injury or improve sports performance.   This article is going to briefly describe



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Runners World Article: Running Biomechanics

By Steph Davies, Liam Goode and Glynn Davies Chartered Physiotherapists   Introduction   The biomechanics of running is a vast and specialist subject that frequently changes with emerging



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Stop Ignoring Running Pain

All well and good if you’re at mile 25 of your marathon and are planning on taking a well-earned break after the race, but if you ignore a



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Hip Pain in Runners

Glynn Davies Physiotherapist BSc (Hons)   Most runners will experience achy hips towards the end of a long run that disappears once you’ve stopped, but what do you



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Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Sports physiotherapists are specialists in sports specific injuries.  They are able to use a wide range of preventative, rehabilitative and hands on techniques that can minimise the risk



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Running Injuries: The Low-Down on Hamstrings

Steph Davies Physiotherapist BSc (Hons) MSc Sport & Exercise Medicine MCSP   Intro   The hamstrings are made up of three muscles that originate from the ischial tuberosity,



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Runner’s Knee

There are few things more frustrating than being injured when training for a big race. The race date seems to creep closer and closer and the chances of



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Anterior Cruciate Ligaments

Anterior Cruciate Ligaments injuries are common in sports people. The annual incidence of ACL ruptures is estimated at 1 of 3,000 in the general population. The incidence rate



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Running Injuries

Running is a sport known to be good for health; it not only helps the breathing and heartbeat but it is also good exercise because it burns any



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Women: Running Whilst Pregnant Q & A

Whether you participate in sports or have sustained an injury – Ankle injuries can be extremely dehabilitating and painful. Ankle sprains, strains, twisted ankle, tendon injuries – Physio4Life



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Pregnancy and Running

PRE-NATAL You’ve just found out you’re pregnant and you are a regular runner can you continue?  Yes!  If you are already a runner finding out you are pregnant



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