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Why is your back so sore?

People sometimes ask me what types of injuries I see in the clinic and if there is anything I see regularly, to which I reply, shoulder and low back problems from repetitive stress and I see them all the time. … Continue reading

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Are you suffering from a shoulder impingement?

Pain in the shoulder particularly during overhead activity is a very common complaint in athletes or older age groups. It is important to first recognise shoulder impingement as a symptom and not as a diagnosis. There are two types of … Continue reading

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4 best types of massage and physical therapy for runners

There is plenty of confusion out there when it comes to the best types of massage or physical therapy for runners. Questions we regularly get asked include ‘when is the best time for massage?’ ‘Is deep tissue massage best?’ ‘How … Continue reading

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Manual therapy – an ongoing training and learning process

So the last two days have been spent in a village 20 minutes outside of Glasgow called Milgavie (pronounced Mil Guy). My regular clients are aware of my passion for ongoing training and development. When it comes to the manual … Continue reading

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The truth about groin injuries

Many factors can lead to developing chronic groin pain. These factors range from tightness in the muscles of the hip,  back muscles,  an abdominal injury / hernia, ligaments and joint damage. Rarely narrowing the cause to one of the above … Continue reading

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How to Stretch Better and Safer

To stretch or not to stretch? Everyone has to stretch to maintain good posture, improve our bio-mechanics and help prevent injury. There is a lot of debate about the benefits of stretching, what is the best type of stretching but … Continue reading

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Runners Knee and pronation

This is the final piece about Runners Knee, there must be lots of other conditions I can write about, correct? Prontation, eh? Now there’s a word that gets bandied (is that a word? I just checked the freedictionary and yes … Continue reading

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IT Band and Runners Knee

This post is a follow up to my earlier post on runners knee. A common explanation or cause for runners knee is often said to be tightness in the iliotibial band (IT band).  It is believed that the kneecap can … Continue reading

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Runners Knee feat IT Band and PFPS

It’s been a while since I have updated this blog but I hope to do a series on knee pain, knee injuries and sport and particularly surrounding a condition called Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) often called ‘Runners Knee’. Runners Knee … Continue reading

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Obstacles

Weekend Binging:  All week you exercise and eat the right foods, but come the weekend you want to “let your hair down.” Weekends are wonderful for relaxing, but be mindful of indulging in junk food as a way to unwind. … Continue reading

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