The Running Physio
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TRP's Running Blog

Injury management, nutrition, training and running tips.

Posts tagged running
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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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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It's All In The Hips

Shakira didn't just write a catchy song, she was telling the truth - your hips don’t lie. At the TRP we can learn a lot about your running, and your entire biomechanics, by looking at your hips. A few weeks ago we discussed the importance of glutes and their role in injury prevention, this week we focus on those hips! Stronger hips, (as well as all of the muscles that surround them) equals better running. Weak hips, hips that over rotate or collapse inward can result in IT band pain, patella tendonitis and a many other common running and overcompensation  injuries. We like to take a preventative approach with our clients and strengthen the hips and surrounding muscles before injuries occur. 

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