Stress and Training – Your body

Running and training cause physical stress that is present in our blood stream. Inflammatory factors are a normal product of exercise, and indeed, what causes the adaptation – we need it. But too much inflammation is bad and delays recovery. Other environmental and personal stress cause a similar effect on the body. Long hours at […]

How to start running – safely. Part II

How to get going A ‘Couch to 5k’ type app, or the ‘Galloway Method‘ are a great way to start. They both build periods of walking in between periods of running, to eventually get to the point where you can run comfortably for 30 minutes. The Galloway approach takes that further in distance building up […]

How to start running – safely. Part I

Got the bug? Inspired by the feat (certainly not the feet!) of your mates? Just starting to run? Where should you start? A basic internet search will yield a dizzying amount of advice for new runners. Programs are available on all sorts of apps (like nike, ASCIS, Runners World, adidas) as well as the internet […]

Body rotation and running

Running (as well as walking) requires a series of coordinated rotations through out segments the body – e.g upper back, lower back, pelvis, hips, thighs lower legs, ankles and feet. If there is a problem at one segment – e.g. stiff joint, tight or weak muscle, there can be a flow on effect to other […]

Using your foam roller

As you know, most of us here at Vital Core Physio run, and we certainly treat a lot of runners. Athletes of many ages and in many different sports need to stretch and massage themselves to balance the demands of training. We find that lots of people like to use a foam roller – a […]

Yurrebilla Ultra 56km

  Beck and I ran the Yurrebilla Ultra Marathon on the weekend – 56km of gorgeous trails, never more than 12km from the city, from Belair train station in the south to Gorge Rd, Athelstone and the top of the Linear Park in the North East. There was a little over 2000m of elevation to […]

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