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May 27

Menopause and Running

So what are the facts about the impact of peri menopausal health on running?What do you need to mindful of when running through menopause?

Apr 15

Running analysis

Did you know that 50% of runners will have some form of injury … in ANY given year? What can you do to decrease your incidence? Let physio Stacey explain.

Jan 29

Training loads and monitoring

A new year, new goals to be set. How have you gone with that? Read more about how to smash out some new year goals here. It’s so exciting isn’t it? Looking at the calendar, plotting and planing what you might achieve this year. Road trips with friends and family, small goals, large goals, BHAGs (big, […]

Dec 4

Motivation and commitment

Motivation to exercise or move regularly can be challenging, especially if we are sore or we’re just not very good at the exercise we’ve been prescribed. We all ‘intend’ to do exactly what we need to do, yet so often we “fall off the wagon” and our commitment goes with it.  Without commitment our best intentions […]

Oct 29

Knee pain in runners and active people

Pain around the kneecap during or after running can be very debilitating. However with a bit of education, modification of loads and a few physio exercises, you can overcome it.

Oct 23

Heel and arch pain – Plantar fasciopathy: Adelaide physiotherapy

By Vital Core Physio Elizabeth Santos Plantar fasciopathy What is it? Plantar fasciopathy is the most common cause of heel pain. It used to be called “fasciitis” as it was thought to be primarily an inflammatory condition. Treatment used to focus on ice and rest to treat the so-called ‘inflammation’. Research over the last 20 […]

Oct 16

Sports physiotherapy – not just for the elite

Sports physiotherapy is for anyone who injures themselves whilst exercising. It takes into account the pathology of the injury, tissue healing and tissue loading science and then applies that to the person and their goals, situation and belief. At Vital Core we do this well.

Sep 11

The recreational runner….. with an injury…. why???

Runners are a funny lot. They freak out if they can’t run. Yet 50% of runners will have an injury in any given year! What can Vital Core do to help?

Jun 11

Hip Pain – why do women suffer more?

  Studies have shown that about 1 in 4 women over the age of 50 suffer from lateral hip pain and that this is particularly true for active women – hands up runners and walkers if this has been you at some stage. The lateral side of the hip includes any muscle or structure on the […]

Mar 2

Common triathlon related injuries

 By Jane Rothe – Physiotherapist and Triathlete When it comes to triathletes there are three common biomechanical problem areas that lead to  both social and serious athletes paying their Vital Core physiotherapist a visit… 1) Upper back stiffness 2) Hip flexor tightness 3) Poor rotational control of lower limbs Upper back/thoracic stiffness This is a […]