David is an Adelaide man in his sixties who has been a recreational runner for over 30 years. When another bout of severe knee pain hit at the beginning of 2020 he thought “old age” had caught up with him and he’d have to hang up his runners. However with his commitment and a tightly structured program of strengthening and slow progression back into running, David was able to compete in the Adelaide half marathon just 9 months later. Let his story motivate you to sit less and move more and achieve your activity goals.
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.
Hamstring pain – deep in the butt at the sitting bones, perhaps even down the leg is a common complaint in recreational runners. It often starts after running a bit too far or too fast. Hopefully it settles after backing off for a couple of weeks. For some it can go on and get worse limiting running or even daily activities.
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?
What are loads and why do they matter? Well for preventing injury for a start, understanding loads is essential. We discuss both internal and external loads
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 […]
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?
The Adelaide Running Festival was held last weekend, finishing at the wonderful new Adelaide Oval, and we are gearing up for the Spring Running Season with the two big Ultramarathons soon – Yurrebilla Ultra 56km and the Heysen 105. As runners, we are always hearing from concerned friends, relatives and strangers that we must be […]
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, […]