Injury prevention and recovery

  • 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…

  • Exercise of the Month: Dead Bug For Runners

    Exercise of the Month: Dead Bug For Runners

    17th March 2017

    Target Muscle/s: erector spinae, obliques, rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis Sets & Reps: 12 repetitions (alternating legs) Tempo: Lift for 2 seconds, slowly lower for 4 seconds Frequency: Twice a week strength training program Rationale The ‘Dead Bug’ is a popular…

  • A Running Theme: Most Common Sports Injuries Revealed

    A Running Theme: Most Common Sports Injuries Revealed

    14th March 2017

    Physiotherapy Enquiries Are Up By Over A Third In The Past 12 Months With just five weeks left to train ahead of the London Marathon on 23rd April, the most common sports injuries in the UK have been revealed with…

  • Benefits of the Medicine Ball for Running

    Benefits of the Medicine Ball for Running

    5th March 2017

    Running is a consistency sport: the more times you run, in theory, the better you will get. Increasing the frequency of times we spend on our feet will enable our body to accustom itself to the metronomic movement of running,…

  • Exercise Of The Month: Seated Calf Raise

    Exercise Of The Month: Seated Calf Raise

    3rd February 2017

    Target Muscle/s: Soleus (lower calf) Sets & Reps: 12 repetitions (each leg) Tempo: Lift for 1 (second), hold for 2, lower for 3 Frequency: Twice a week strength training program Rationale Whether for performance gains or as part of Achilles…