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New Year, renewed motivation. Now what?

Most of us see in the New Year with beverage or two and the equivalent number of new goals to tick off. And that surge of motivation is great but if you don't channel it, it can lead to much frustration and broken dreams. Unfortunately we get…
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How long distance running affects your muscles and tendons

Long distance running has been the subject of many unfounded rumours over the years. It’s bad for your knees. It’s bad for your heart. It’s bad for your muscles/tendons. Thanks to research, we know that your knees actually have less…
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Knee pain - "subchondral cysts" and other scary words

The scenario is all too familiar - one day you're playing golf, running and enjoying life, then one awkward twist and your knee is swollen, painful and stops you doing everything you love. You get your MRI results back, and the doom-and-gloom…
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So, you've just completed a half-marathon/marathon. What's your recovery plan?

As Sports Physios, we deal with running injuries all year. But we tend to see a few injury spikes each year - one in February (NY resolution + too much enthusiasm = injury) and another spike around 4-6 weeks after any major marathon including…
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Why you need to be treated like an elite athlete

When you think of how an elite athlete gets treated, you probably think of daily massages and on-call dietitians. And while massage and dietetics play a part in elite athlete management, it’s not what sets their care apart from the way everyday…
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Why do I keep tearing my hammy?

Hamstring injuries are one of the most common, poorly rehabbed muscle injuries. They have a tendency to re-tear, just when you think you are in the clear from your recent injury. But why does this happen? This here is the million dollar question…