“Plantar fashiateetus…fasheetus…fa-shite-us…??” and the 5 Most Common Running Injuries

1. Iliotibial Band Syndrome

This is the most common source of pain for runners. The iliotibial band is thick connective tissue (fascia) which runs up the outside of your thigh from your knee to your outer hip. Iliotibial band syndrome will usually start as a niggle and then develop into an irritation that makes you want to give up running forever! It will cause pain on the outside of the hip and knee and will make you go upstairs backwards to try and avoid putting tension through it. It’s important to find out why the iliotibial band is being overloaded in the first place in order to banish it.

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Top 10 Running Myths Busted

  1. Running will destroy your knees

“I don’t run because I want to bend over when I’m eighty”

We will all get wear and tear, whatever we do in life. This will vary based on lifestyle and individual biomechanics however running is not something this will ruin your knees. Arguably, it will alert you to more serious problems with your biomechanics that could be problematic even if you chose not to run at all. If you are noticing pain in your knees when running, it needs to be investigated by a professional. Continue reading

Top 10 desk posture tips


If you spend all day sitting at a desk, it’s really important to ensure that your desk is set up in a way that will prevent unnecessary postural strain leading to neck or back pain. It’s a lot easier to adapt your work environment to fit you than it is to try and constantly sit in the “correct” posture (we all naturally take the path of least resistance and energy use when it comes to posture!)

You don’t need to spend thousands of pounds buying expensive equipment to change your workstation, here are some handy (mostly FREE) tips to adapt your workstation to suit you:

How to adapt your workstation to you

How to adapt your workstation to you

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Pregnancy & back pain relief

pregnantIt is estimated that between 47% and 82% of women experience back pain at some point during their pregnancy. The sacroiliac region (the joints at the back of the pelvis) is the site of pain in almost two thirds of cases.

During pregnancy your body has to adapt to some major changes in order to accommodate the growing baby. More often than not in patients that I see, it is difficulty in adapting to these biomechanical changes (how your body moves) that leads to back pain.

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