Saturday, December 14, 2019

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...

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...

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...

Preview : Comber Cup XC 2019

This weekend, our local muck loving cross country junkies will lace up their spikes and get their fix of one of the sport’s most traditional types of running, something that pretty much everyone has tried (be it through choice,...

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....

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...

Running Safely at Night

The nights are getting darker, the days shorter and winter is unavoidably hurtling fast towards us. Summer is soon becoming a distant memory and with it memories of running in the bright and warmth of sunshine. On the last...

Ards 5 Mile Challenge Podium and Category

On Friday night Newtownards based running club Scrabo Striders hosted the Ards 5 Mile Challenge, in cloudy and warm conditions with only a drop of rain towards the end of the event. Outbound along Portaferry Road is totally flat with...
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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...

Running Safely at Night

The importance of a Cool-Down