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Archive for August, 2014

Predicting Injury; Functional Movement Screening

Posted on 23 Aug 2014 | 0 Comments

Although us physiotherapists are pretty good at treating injuries, our main goal is to prevent them happening in the first place. Physiotherapists the world over are using the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) as a predictor of injury in all levels of sport! And if it’s good enough for elite athletes it’s good enough for me! […]

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Strength training for runners…..what’s the evidence?

Posted on 16 Aug 2014 | 0 Comments

Strength training for runners…..what’s the evidence?? It would seem logical to me as a runner, and as a chartered Physiotherapist, that strength training would minimise injury and enhance performance, however the science is lacking. And these days it’s all about the science! The following two papers lend support to the role to strengthening in terms […]

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Foot strike….fore foot, mid foot, heel strike, does it really matter?

Posted on 11 Aug 2014 | 0 Comments

I’ve been spending a lot of time online recently, reading about foot strike in runners….I realise this makes me sound quite sad! But there is so much information out there, with some fantastic online contributions from experts in the area. So to offer a little summary of what the current consensus is, I’ve decided to […]

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Ne-nagh ne-nagh…here comes the POLICE!! (Acute injury management)

Posted on 02 Aug 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re about to embark on a running adventure this weekend then it may be a good idea to keep POLICE in mind! You can leave your handcuffs at home, we’re talking about the management of acute injuries! The acronym POLICE stands for Protect, Optimally Load, Ice, Elevate and Compress. Used in the acute stage […]

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