Matt Todman from Six Physio joined us for a webchat recently to answer your physio-related questions and offer advice on injury prevention.Matt qualified as a physio 20 years ago and has spent the past decade at the forefront of sports medicine. He
to over-stride. It encourages short, quick strides and a mdfoot strike. Hitting a cadence of 180 steps per minute (spm) means you run lighter, with more efficient form that helps to prevent injury.Good form:Aim for 180spmCount your footfalls for 60 seconds
Stability ball hamstring curlsStrengthens: (And stabilises) abs, glutes, hips, hamstrings and kneesDo it: Lie on your back with your feet on a stability ball. Inhale, tightening your abs, back and glutes. Lift up off the floor to create a straight line from feet to shoulders. Exh...
technique coaching and athlete conditioning.I now spend my days in the clinic treating injuries and assessing and teaching running technique as an effective way of preventing injury and helping people to run faster. I hope to do the same thing through
Annie says: In recent times the foam roller has been hailed as the holy grail of runner injury cure and prevention, it has certainly saved many from sizable bills from their sports masseuse or physio. But sometimes the standard foam rollers just can
injuries. However, any pre-run stretching must be gentle: stretching cold, stiff muscles carries the risk of strains. It’s also thought that overstretching can cause a muscle to act as though it is at risk of tearing, therefore tensing up to counteract that
: Chesterfield to DerbyThis is where our bodies really started to protest about the battering they were taking. Everyone picked up some sort of injury on this leg and due to my left knee not cooperating (all the muscles around it locked up and prevented it from
treatmentSometimes a small niggle can become a serious injury. Getting it sorted quickly before an injury develops could save a lot of frustration. A good sports therapist will be able to spot a problem before it prevents you from training, so booking
sliced to prevent them from running away. Robert Conteh was a young teen when the war ended. He remembers it as a restless, disorientating time: ‘We were always moving round – we were displaced every two, every three months. All the time we were
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