Running Injuries

25 articles

Marathon update- recent challenges of running in the heat, racing and illness

  • 26 July 2022
  • Laura Dutton

Marathon running in the heat, racing and illness

Laura's running London Marathon 2022 - Crohn's & Colitis UK

  • 9 May 2022
  • Laura Dutton

Laura's first marathon and running on behalf of a fantastic charity and close to the heart- Crohn's and Colitis UK

Strength Training & Running

  • 27 July 2020
  • Physio Form

There are still a lot of misconceptions about running and how runners can best train to minimise injuries and enhance performance.

Running Cadence and Injury

  • 7 July 2020
  • Physio Form

Most runners are vigilant of their running metrics. Things, like pace, distance and elevation are commonly shared on social media. But there's another that you may want to take a closer look at. Cadence.

Ankle Sprains

  • 11 June 2020
  • Physio Form

Ankle sprains happen all the time. Whether you did it walking on uneven ground or through a contact sport injury, the initial management is crucial to ensure there's not long term symptoms.

What is the most effective treatment for a hamstring strain?

  • 28 May 2020
  • Physio Form

Hamstring strains remain the most prevalent injury across all sports (approximately 20% of all sporting injuries according to the latest studies!). It's for this reason that researchers are constantly investigating the most effective way to treat them. I myself, was surprised by the results!

Common causes of knee pain when running

  • 6 May 2020
  • Physio Form

So you're here because you have knee pain? Maybe you've started running due to lock-down or maybe you're a seasoned athlete. Either way, knee pain is incredibly hard to ignore and even harder to continue performing with. Here we will discuss the three most common causes of knee pain that we see in clinic including; how it feels, the science and how to treat them.

Why Massage?

  • 3 March 2020
  • Abbey van Dijk

Shockwave Therapy- What is it? & How can it help me?

  • 17 June 2019
  • Physio Form

Shockwave Therapy is recommended for a variety of tendon pathologies, with current research indicating a 70-80% success rate when used in conjunction with exercise based rehabilitation.

Moving Medicine- Prescribing Activity

  • 26 April 2019
  • Physio Form

It seems glaringly obvious, yet the medical profession have only recently begun to deeply investigate the role of exercise and health. Most of us see exercise as a chore or as a way to keep the pounds off, but what if I told you that it was the key to physical & mental health?

83 days, 13 hours, 23 minutes and 14 seconds Until London Marathon 2019

  • 3 February 2019
  • Abbey van Dijk

"Give yourself a break, you have been expecting a lot, but rest assured your body will be adapting to this overload."

Is your lifestyle causing your foot pain?

  • 30 November 2018
  • Alice Wharam

A simple change may be trying a new pair of shoes or mixing up the sequence of your gym routine.

Muscle Strain v Cramp? How to know the difference and what to do:

  • 9 July 2018
  • Simon Noad

I was watching England play Colombia in the world cup the other night and towards the end of the main game and in extra time noticed that a fair few players were going down with cramp. This is not uncommon, especially when a match reaches extra time, but it made me think of clients and athletes in the past who I have seen and I wanted to shared my experiences with you.

To Stretch or Not To Stretch?

  • 25 September 2017
  • Craig Wilson

My legs feel tight, and I keep stretching, but it doesn't seem to help, am I missing something? Am I going to do any damage by carry on stretching, or should I just be stretching more? This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions that crops up in our clinic discussions with our clients and the answer (unfortunately) isn't simple...but can at least be a little simplified.

Top 3 Glutes

  • 13 March 2017
  • Laura Dutton

The Gluteal muscles are the biggest and most powerful muscles in our bodies but most of us do not use them in our every day life activities due to prolonged sitting/driving and therefore they become weak and deconditioned. If our glutes are not working hard enough then injuries can occur as forces are sent down to the lower limbs loading the musculature into our legs and changing alignment.

Growing Injuries in the Young Athlete

  • 14 November 2016
  • Laura Dutton

Growing injuries- Advice to Parents

Running Drills for Race Preparation

  • 7 September 2016
  • Laura Dutton

Drills are a great way to improve strength, control and improve posture. They work well as part of a training routine to improve efficiency and running form, they also work well as part of warming up for a race to activate key muscle groups.

How to avoid getting injured?

  • 5 March 2016
  • Laura Dutton

Read on if you want to find out why you get injured and more importantly how to avoid getting injured in the first place!!

The Benefits of Sports Massage

  • 7 February 2016
  • Laura Dutton

The Benefits of regular Sports Massage

Patellofemoral knee pain "Runners Knee"

  • 11 September 2014
  • Laura Dutton

"Runners Knee" or Patellofemoral pain is one of the most common running injuries Read here to find out more...

Achilles tendonopathy

  • 14 August 2014
  • Laura Dutton

Achilles Tendonopathy

Foot pain when midfoot-forefoot or barefoot running

  • 13 August 2014
  • Laura Dutton

Converted to midfoot-forefoot running? Everything's going well until you start increasing speed and distance, then encounter foot pain

Why do we get injured?

  • 17 June 2014
  • Laura Dutton

Why do we get injured?

What are Myofascial Trigger Points?

  • 19 February 2014
  • Laura Dutton

Trigger points are complex and are often associated with lack of sleep, emotional disturbances aswell as injury and overuse. So how may this affect you?

What is Kinesiology Tape?

  • 19 February 2014
  • Laura Dutton

We explain what Kinesiology tape is (K-Tape) and how it is used for treatment of injuries and rehabilitation of athletes.