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.
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
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?
Today I have stumbled across an excellent resource for people wondering if they are fit to run, some tips on eating, drinking, training, and what to do on race day. It has been set up by a British running coalition of groups include the London Marathon and Bupa. Any basic questions you have, and basic […]
I came across and article today that has given me pause to think. After talking last week for the Continence Foundation of Australia at their Core Foundations workshop to almost 150 fitness leaders, and explaining what exactly the core muscles are, their strengths and limitations (a plank is designed to be held for 10 secs […]
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 […]
The research shows that at least one in every THREE female athletes has a pelvic floor disorder. One in three!!! Look at your running group. Your netball group, your aerobics class, your hiking friends, even your cycling friends. One in three has a problem or problems with their pelvic floor. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can diagnose […]
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’ […]
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 […]