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How poor single leg balance may increase the risk of injury in runners:

You might think that being good at standing on one leg has little to do with your running performance or injury risk, but you may be wrong. While running, you will spend a significant portion of your time during your run, stood on one leg. Ground reaction times vary between individuals and there are many variables that exist that determine the amount of time your foot is on the ground at any one time. The speed you are running, the type of foot strike you employ (rear foot / mid foot / forefoot runner), reactivity of the soft tissues in
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Are You Conditioned To Run?

Running is a brilliant hobby! It’s fantastic for our heart and lung health, maintaining a healthy weight and (even more so through this lockdown period) our mental health. But whether you’re a 2 hour marathon runner, or running is a new healthy hobby since the new year, injuries are a common problem and individuals should respect the fact that they will need to condition their body to remain injury free.  A recent review of literature demonstrated that regardless of running ability, injury rate ranged from 30% in novice runners to more than 50% in marathon runners. And although some of
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Covid-19 Precautions

Here at Fairway Physio Ltd, we are taking the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic very seriously, ensuring a safe environment for face to face appointments within our clinic room. Here are some of the measures we are using at Fairway Physio to ensure staff and patient safety: 1.COVID SCREENING: Before your first appointment, one of our staff will call you to question you about your health, including any current symptoms of Covid-19 or contact with anyone with symptoms, any underlying health conditions (such as heart and lung conditions), the complaint that has prompted you to make an appointment. We will use this
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Achilles Pain

Managing activity level and stress placed on the tendon is extremely important. Continuing on with activities through pain is often a bad thing to do and may cause further damage to the tendon. Maintaining some degree of activity is important in rehabilitating the achilles but continual overloading of the tendon will just make the recovery process a longer one.
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Medial Knee Pain

Muscles around the hip help control movement of the knee and reduce stress on the knee ligaments. The Gluteal muscles pull the knee outward resisting inward movement of the knee, keeping the knee moving on its hinge rather than an off hinge movement. Ensuring these muscles stay strong can help reduce the risk of pain on the inside of the knee.
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Top Tips For Disc Related Low Back Pain

If the back of your disc in your low back is irritated / inflamed or bulging / prolapsed then sitting in a slump position will make the symptoms feel worse. This is because when sat in a slumped position, the bend forward of your spine actually compresses the front side of your disc increasing the pressure towards the back of the disc.
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Waking With Neck Pain

Much of the neck pain I see in clinic occurs when a patient wakes in the morning or it is waking them in the night. So, is this due to the position a person sleeps in, the pillow they use, or, the mattress they lie on? In this article we discuss these very issues and offer some advice on how to look after your neck while sleeping.
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Assessing Joint Injury

When treating a joint injury, we should never look at the joint in isolation. Each joint in the human body is part of a more complex system that links together and coordinates, allowing us to move as we do. Pain felt in a joint may be because the joint is injured in some way, but the cause of the injury may lie elsewhere.
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Slipped disc pain

Low back pain that is associated to a lumbar disc bulge is a treatable problem. The sufferer should avoid bent over postures while their pain persists and try to remain as...
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Piriformis Syndrome

Some of the reasons that the muscle may become tight and knotted are; Pain in the low back or hip, poor core or Gluteal muscle strength, or, trauma, such as an impact on the buttock.
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