What is it like taking on an ultramarathon in your 50s, compared to say your 30s? Dr Mike Burdon, who can now answer that question, reflects on his experience of training for and competing in an ultramarathon earlier this year.
A Sport & Exercise Consultant’s summary of the most common issues that can cause hip and groin pain, plus expert advice about how to manage it.
What happens to muscles, bones, and tendons when they are optimally loaded Vs what happens when we overload them? Physiotherapist Henry Clarke discusses the impact on our tissues when we run or perform impact exercise.
Bone injuries and bone stress fractures are becoming one of our most commonly treated complaints since lockdown began. SEM Consultant Dr Michael Burdon discusses the causes and treatments available for these kinds of injuries.
If you are a runner who stretches before and after a run, you’re likely in the majority. Physiotherapist Stephen Armstrong explores the facts behind stretching for runners and if it really is as helpful as we’ve been led to believe.
If you have suffered with a building pain on the inside of your ankle, the tibialis posterior muscle that starts at the back of the tibia (shin bone) and travels along the inside of our ankle turning from muscle into tendon, can often be the cause of your ankle pain.
If an area is injured or inflamed the muscles around it can likely ‘switch off’ leading to other muscles and areas having to work harder to compensate. We discuss this in relation to the knee, the signs, symptoms and appropriate treatment.
Ankle sprains are a common injury, for which you might think that after a bit of rest, it will resolve itself. Physiotherapist Stephen Armstrong explains why these injuries shouldn’t be overlooked.