Sunday, April 5, 2020

STIFF BIG TOES?

YOU MAY HAVE HALLUX LIMITUS... When thinking about the important load bearing-joints you may be forgiven for overlooking your Big Toe Joint, or Metatarsophalangeal, or MTP Joint for short. While much smaller compared to your Hip, Knee and Ankle joints it...

The Art (and Science) of Managing Running Blisters

Everything you didn't realise you needed to know about blisters… but will stand you in good stead as you take on your running goals this decade. Truly the worst enemy of every runner (unless you’re very lucky or indeed a...

COMRADES ULTRA MARATHON – SOUTH AFRICA

A BRIEF OVERVIEW As the first of several articles on the great South African ultra-marathon the questions you need to ask yourself as a runner are quite simply related to the human spirit and all we transpire to believe...

Everything runners need to know about stress fractures

Stress Fractures… probably the single most frustrating injury a runner can face on account that it causes a larger set back than most running injuries: at least 6 -8 weeks of no running. In this article we address the big...

The importance of a Cool-Down

So we have all been told to cool down after our runs, but what does that actually mean?  What is cooling down and how are we supposed to do it properly?  As physios we get asked this question from our runners...

8 Extremely useful tips for running beginners

Top Tip(s) Tuesday!! Here are our 8 EXTREMELY useful tips for running beginners… Forget the past- Do not be unrealistic and expect an immediate return to your previous running level. Start slowly beginning with a short and easy route. Follow...

Which injury do Runners most commonly suffer?

With the popularity of recreational running growing across the country Dublin City University recently conducted a study looking to answer: ‘Which injury do Runners most commonly suffer?’ Can you guess what they found? In their study of 142 running club members the...

Getting back into running… after falling off the bandwagon

Have you set your sights on getting back after a ‘running career break’? Maybe you were sidelined after an injury, or work and family committments had to come first; or perhaps you simply just got bored and lost your mojo....

Award Winning Father and Son set for World Record at September Belfast City Half...

On Sunday 22nd September 2019 the 7th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon is gearing up for a record year with around 5,000 expected to take part.  Starting on Ormeau Embankment at 9am, participants can expect a mainly flat...

#FabNine Selected for European U20 Championships 2019

An impressive nine young athletes from Northern Ireland & Ulster have been selected to be part of the Irish Team for the European U20 Championships in Boras, Sweden on 18th- 21st July 2019. In the Women’s 400m will be Beechmount Harriers’...
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Sports Massage for Runners

Sports massage should play an important part in the life of any runner: from the weekly park runner to the finely tuned athlete... Deep Tissue...

STIFF BIG TOES?