Sunday, July 5, 2020

A Farewell to Road Running

The number of roads races being organised by running clubs has steadily decreased and in the current climate this decrease will continue. The latest race to face an uncertain future is the iconic ‘Dark Hedges’ Half Marathon which is...

High Hamstring Tendinopathy… a persistent pain in the Butt

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT) PHT is a painful overuse injury affecting the hamstring tendons where they attach to the ‘sit bone’ of the pelvis. You may have heard it referred to as TENDONITIS in the past but just to be...

Corona Virus Solo 5k Challenge – Week 2

At the end of week 2 there are some great times being posted but still out in front and a clear overall leader with a new improved time of 20.13 and an age graded score of 93.29 is Irene...

On the Run from The Crum – The Winning Route

by Michael Regan 2008 I entered my first Marathon with little to no training.  I didn't run much after it until a few years of  causeway coast marathons also the half marathon. The next step for me was the Causeway...

Why Mindset Matters

“It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit” (Dr George...

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...

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...

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...

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...

It’s All About Balance ⚖ (Part 1)

I began running nearly 6 years ago, when I had only myself to think about, I could run🏃‍♀️ when I wanted, where I wanted and for how long i wanted⏳  looking back I only wish I had took full...
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PHYSIO

Meet The Physio – Sinead Boyle

By Karla Borland, from her blog www.whatkarladid.com Sinead is a physiotherapist based in Ireland. We started rowing together at Bann Rowing Club around 16 years...

STIFF BIG TOES?