Biceps Femoris Tendinopathy (distal)

Biceps Femoris Tendinopathy (distal)

Tendinopathy occurs when there has been excessive loading of a tendon; generally for a prolonged period of time in runners. With Biceps Femoris Tendinopathy at the distal (knee end) of the muscle-  this injury generally develops due to an excessive increase in long...
How to improve bone density

How to improve bone density

I have been told my bone density is low – what can I do to help?   Include calcium in your diet Recommended levels for adults is 1000Mg of calcium per day. Good sources of calcium include dairy products, almonds, broccoli, kale, and soy products such as...
Bone stress in runners – some of the culprits

Bone stress in runners – some of the culprits

As a health professional who treats many runners, I am very concerned by the number of clients presenting to me with bone stress issues.     Certainly females strongly outweigh males with this issue. However it is not only isolated to the chicks.   It...
Fear and Orthopaedic Surgery

Fear and Orthopaedic Surgery

Fear. It’s a strong word. Orthopaedic surgery. It’s a big deal.     Together they can be a viscous bundle, but one I have seen again and again.   When we think of surgery, it’s hard not to think about the worst case scenarios. Perhaps you start to worry...
The 4 best exercises to improve your running

The 4 best exercises to improve your running

The importance of rib mobility Our lower rib cage is a neglected part of the human body and its importance on running technique and efficiency. This is something I have become strongly aware of in the last decade focusing on working with runners. You see, our thoracic...
Sick of cramping calves?

Sick of cramping calves?

How to build up your calf strength Have you ever wondered about our calf muscles, and what makes some people so susceptible to cramps and others not? Well, we all know our calf muscles are super important for our running speed. Plus, here’s a bit of trivia for you –...
Jumping and hopping to better running

Jumping and hopping to better running

How to perform a Box Jump And how can this help your running? Running can be explained as simply one hop after another, where the calf and the Achilles activate together to create a spring, making us to move forward in a running motion. Therefore, it makes sense that...