The Running Physio
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TRP's Running Blog

Injury management, nutrition, training and running tips.

Posts tagged running injury
What You Need to Know About: Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB) - Part Deux

The new year is about reflection, and we're not ones to break tradition! We thought we’d take a moment and reflect on a post from 2017 that covered a topic we find ourselves discussing often. The topic: ITB, specifically, ‘What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome’, you asked for a deeper dive into the subject and we listened.

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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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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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