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Injury prevention and recovery

  • A Quick Guide To Post-Marathon Recovery

    A Quick Guide To Post-Marathon Recovery

    15th August 2017

    Written by Kathy Scorer, Senior Physiotherapist, Nuffield Health The end is in sight. The Autumn marathon season is nearly upon us and many of us will be in the final weeks of training after months of blood, sweat and tears.…

  • Doing The Sums

    Doing The Sums

    2nd August 2017

    In the quest to become better, should we more modest runners calculate the benefits from marginal gains? Running provides many people with escapism, while to others it’s the joy of the competition. We all want to be good at it.…

  • Exercise Of The Month: Nordic Hamstring Curls

    Exercise Of The Month: Nordic Hamstring Curls

    21st July 2017

    Target Muscle/s: Hamstrings Sets & Reps: 5-10 reps Tempo: Eccentric: slow, controlled lengthening of muscle Frequency: Twice a week strength training program (or as advised if part of rehab plan) Rationale Hamstring strains are notorious in all sports, but the…

  • Expert Advice: Sunburn

    Expert Advice: Sunburn

    17th July 2017

    The British Skin Foundation has sun safety tips available to the public on this page and our primary advice is to follow these to avoid sunburn in the first place. However, we realise that sometimes accidents can happen. So with this in mind, Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson, Dr Anjali Mahto gives some simple advice on how to reduce pain from sunburn and limit further damage. 

  • High-Intensity Interval Training Without The Intense Injuries

    High-Intensity Interval Training Without The Intense Injuries

    8th July 2017

    Sports injury specialist warns of the common injuries sustained through HIIT workouts and advises on how to prevent them. High intensity exercising has continued to grow in popularity in recent years due to its fat-burning, muscle-building effects. But whilst this…

  • Ask The Expert: Hip Pain

    Ask The Expert: Hip Pain

    5th July 2017

    Running Performance Coach & Injury Specialist, Matt Phillips gives advice on dealing with hip pain

  • Exercise of the Month – Hip Flexors: Lying Band Exercise

    Exercise of the Month – Hip Flexors: Lying Band Exercise

    9th June 2017

    Target Muscle/s: Rectus femoris (quadriceps), psoas, iliacus. Sets & Reps: 3 x 30 seconds or 12 reps Tempo: Isometric (hold for up to 30s), concentric (pull back for 1s, hold for 2s, return for 3s) Frequency: Twice a week strength…

  • Lower Leg Strengthening: Plantarflexion

    Lower Leg Strengthening: Plantarflexion

    28th April 2017

    Target Muscle/s: Calf muscles Sets & Reps: 3 x 12 repetitions (each leg) Tempo: isometric (hold for up to 30s), concentric (push down for 1s, hold for 2s, return for 3s) Frequency: Twice a week strength training program (or as…

  • 4 Yoga Poses To Aid Recovery After The London Marathon

    4 Yoga Poses To Aid Recovery After The London Marathon

    24th April 2017

    After the London Marathon, it is not uncommon for runners to experience tightness in the hamstrings, hips and gluteus muscles. ITBS (Iliotibial Band Syndrome) is a common overuse injury among runners. Stretching can aide recovery and further minimise the risk…