Over-stretching – a common cause of chronic injury

Most runners stretch what is long and strengthen what is strong! An overstretched or long muscle will always feel tight and feel as if it needs stretching, whereas a muscle that is shortened never  feels tight. When we do the full body assessment of clients struggling with chronic injuries, we literally measure the functional length […]

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Why is your injury not healing?

There are definitely more people out there who are struggling with chronic injuries, than those who suffer from an acute injury. Why do some injuries heal quickly, yet others become chronic and more than often force athletes to stop training altogether? Let us first define these two types of injuries: An acute injury is a […]

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Is Foam Rolling Worth The Pain?

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The Lyno Story

[vc_row row_height_percent=”0″ override_padding=”yes” h_padding=”2″ top_padding=”2″ bottom_padding=”5″ overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ column_width_percent=”100″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″ shape_dividers=””][vc_column column_width_use_pixel=”yes” overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ medium_width=”0″ align_mobile=”align_center_mobile” mobile_width=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ width=”1/1″ column_width_pixel=”600″][vc_column_text]The Lyno® Method was developed by Benita Kropman, a qualified physiotherapist. When focusing on the treatment of elite athletes during the early 1990’s, Benita found that there was a missing link when […]

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Should road-runners and triathletes avoid track-training and why?

Almost every road-runner gets to a point in their running career where they realize that if they want to improve their times, they will need to start doing speed training. If you ask a road-runner what speed -training means, they will come up with words like interval-training, fartlek, tempo runs, speed sessions on a treadmill, […]

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Plantar Fasciitis – a case study

Plantar Fasciitis is a very common injury amongst runners and is often connected with the label of being a over-pronator. The picture above is a typical example of an ankle falling inwards, which puts a huge amount of strain and stretch on the plantar fascia underneath the foot, resulting in pain and inflammation. A CASE […]

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Can a faulty shoe be the cause of my injury?

Two of our favorite quotes in the Lyno world are “Treat the cause, not the symptom” and “Find and unlock the injury pattern“. Could  your new pair of running shoes be the cause of your new spontaneous injury? Even if you bought the same model as before? Two months ago my husband decided that it […]

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Struggling with chronic shoulder pain?

Your shoulder pain started 3 years ago when you joined the gym and reached upwards in the zumba dance class. There were no weights involved, the class started with a good warm-up, yet suddenly, as you reached up, you felt the pain deep inside the shoulder. At first the pain was not too bad, you […]

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One-sided breathing could be the cause of your chronic injury

Do you breathe to one side only when you swim? Are you struggling with a chronic recurring injury on the bicycle or on the run? How does unbalanced breathing affect body-alignment and cause chronic injuries? To answer the last  question we need to go back to how the body moves; when we walk, when we […]

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What is causing your hip pain?

A 43 year old Ironman triathlete consulted us, complaining of extreme pain which started in the front of his right hip, but which after 3 surgical procedures now also radiates to the back of the hip and down the leg to the knee. History After competing in several Ironman triathlons in the past, he focussed for […]

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Is a locked spiral pattern the cause of your injury?

Chronic Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, ITB, groin pain, hip pain, lumbar disc lesions, recurring shoulder injuries etc. are just a few conditions that may be caused by a locked spiral pattern. In the LYNO FROM assessment we use at least 12 different functional and ROM tests to determine if the body is locked in a […]

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Struggling with a chronic ITB injury?

An irritated Iliotibial Band (ITB) is most probably one of the most debilitating injuries amongst runners. The onset is normally sudden and in the majority of cases follows a quick increase in mileage  – too much too soon. The biggest problem with ITB syndrome is that once you’ve got it, you seem to be stuck […]

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The Best Core Exercise

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Comrades Advice

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Yellow Page Wedges

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Torn Hamstring

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Barefoot Running

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