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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Is Foam Rolling Worth The Pain?

[vc_row unlock_row_content=”yes” row_height_percent=”0″ overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ column_width_percent=”100″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_column_text]Walk into any gym these days and you will come across people rolling on foam-rollers, grimacing with pain. But why has foam-rolling become so popular and does it actually work? The marketing of foam rollers claims that they are effective for fascia release and will therefor […]

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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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