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Bowel Cancer Awareness month

June is bowel cancer awareness month in Australia. A simple test should be done by every adult from 40 years old, every year. Tests are available from Bowel Cancer Screening Australia, or from many chemists. To help promote the cause, the Australian Physiotherapy Association included an article about Tory and her ‘Running for Jodi Lee’ […]

The case for exercise in tissue healing

As I was running this morning (yay – I am running a bit again! Injuries are really hard to live with, I have always known this, but yes, the shoe is on the other foot now. I commiserate in the strongest way), I listened to another of the excellent podcasts from the British Journal of […]

Shoes or Barefoot?

What about shoes? It is so very important that the footwear you choose is right for you – not just in terms of more or less support and cushioning but also the surface you’ll be running on, and the distances you intend to run. Then there is the ‘way’ you run which is important to […]

Running Injuries – why????

So, you have an injury. Injuries fall into two main categories – an acute injury such as from a fall or specific incident like an ankle sprain, and over use injuries – usually a ‘niggle’ that grows into something more longstanding. We tend to see see acute injuries in people playing sporting games – football, […]

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 […]