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BUSTING MYTH BUSTING. STATIC STRETCHING AND INJURY RISK IN RUNNERS

Below you will see a picture from a 2007 handout I would give for talks about running injuries and stretching. I had been anti-stretching for…

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The 10 great running myths!

A little while ago, Competitor magazine ran an article entitled “The 10 Biggest Myths About Running” The full article can be read here, but I…

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5 reasons to heel strike!

I continue to read that heel striking is bad for you. Here are 5 reasons, based on science, it simply.. is not! As always.. please…

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10 Phrases to Teach a Parrot to Recite to Injured Runners

​I’m strongly considering buying a parrot. Not only would a parrot be fun to have as a pet, but it would also prove invaluable in…

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Running is Rehab: The doing is the fixing when it comes to recovery from injury and pain

Part 1: Running is Rehab: why running is part of the “fixing” In Lehman’s Terms: When you are injured a primary component of recovery should…

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Can running gait retraining for injury also help efficiency?

Today’s post is an in-depth overview of new research in gait retraining adapted from our Cutting Edge Clinicians Newsletter. It’s a free resource and over…

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5 Running Mistakes to Avoid

Classical running goals may include: achieving personal best times (PBs or PRs), running a certain event (eg the debut marathon), qualifying for an event (eg…

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“What Running Shoes Do You Think I Should Buy?”

Pseudoscience is rife in the sporting world, with no better example than the myths and fallacies surrounding the not so humble running shoe. Mountains of…

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All New (& Uninjured) Runners Should Wear Stability Shoes

We are proud to welcome this guest blog by Ian Griffiths. Ian is a Podiatrist with a Masters degree in Sports Injury. He has maintained…

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