The Running Physio
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TRP's Running Blog

Injury management, nutrition, training and running tips.

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What is runners knee?!

Runner’s knee, aka its more scientific name, patellofemoral pain syndrome is, as the name implies, incredibly common among runners. So common in fact that we receive many questions regarding just what exactly it is. We thought that this week we would dive into the details of just what runner's knee is (and isn’t), how to treat it and most importantly how to prevent it from happening! 

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Getting to the Core of Core Strength

Here at The Running Physio we look at the whole picture when treating patients. Often our assessments bring us back to the core, that group of stabilizing muscles that keep everything functioning properly. Having a strong core improves your running posture, speed and even efficiency. The more stabilized your hips and pelvis the more smoothly everything moves which means less wasted energy.

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Let's Talk Taper

With Around The Bay just around the corner, March 26th to be exact, we thought now would be the perfect time to talk: taper. Taper week or weeks (depending on your plan), are weeks most runners long for during training but loathe when they finally arrive. This period of reduced running and increased rest right before a race typically throws most runners for a serious loop and fills them with anxiety.

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I'm With the Band

Resistance bands - they may not look like much, but these stretchy little numbers pack a powerful punch! Not to be underestimated, resistance bands are a great low-stress way to build strength training into your existing training. Not everyone has the time and means to spend hours a day in the gym, we get that, but band work is easy enough to be done anywhere!

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