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More than 70% of our patients are runners and we have Physiotherapists and Osteopaths that are specialists in running.
Running done properly is not bad for you – its all about the correct alignment and training regimen. We offer running assessments to analyse running technique using our treadmill and tweak it just enough to enable recovery and improve performance without causing more problems. If you have an injury you need to see one of our Specialist Running Physiotherapists who will get you back on the road/ field/ train/ treadmill or mountain ASAP.
Please use the search tool in this website to find lots of articles and information about running injuries, technique, training and marathons. We also have a running section in our exercise videos library above so it is definitely worth you checking this out too and here is a video we did with Mens Fitness Magazine. Please click on the following extract to read the full testimonial from one of our many satisfied marathon runners:
“4 weeks before I assumed that I would have to drop out but after a series of intense sessions ensured that I ran the marathon without any problems,” go to our Octopus Clinic testimonials section to learn more or check out our 100% five star google reviews, many of whom you will see are runners.
We carry out presentations and workshops on marathon running (including half marathons and ultra-marathons) for running teams and charities which we consistently get excellent feedback on so please get in touch if you would be interested.
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Clicking or crunching in the ankles or feet can be caused by a number of things. Most people fear that the clicking is caused by bone hitting bone. However, thankfully nowadays this is rare. If you have this, it is likely that for many years you have been suffering severe...Read More
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The most common ankle sprain is of the outside of the ankle – twisting it on an uneven surface or with a sudden turn or fall during sport (or in the pub!) This results in sudden pain in the outside of the ankle, swelling, increased temperature and, if severe, difficulty...Read More
Please read how the knee works before reading the following. It can occur in any propulsive, impact based sports or as a result of a change in loading to the tendon. The patella (knee cap) tendon extends from the bottom of the knee cap and inserts into the tibial tuberosity...Read More
Most people fear that the clicking is caused by bone hitting bone. However, thankfully nowadays this is rare. If you have clicking in the knees, it is likely that for many years you have been suffering severe pain and weight bearing has been very restricted. If this is you, please...Read More
Cervical disc problems include degeneration, disc bulges or disc prolapses.If the discs in the neck become damaged they can bulge out and irritate or pinch the nerves coming out of the neck or the spinal cord itself. This clearly has serious implications, however can often be treated successfully with physiotherapy...Read More
A note on static stretching v dynamic stretching I bet you can't remember the last time you saw elite athletes doing a static stretches pitch-, track- or court side pre-performance. That is because research now shows that static stretching is not advisable before exercise. This is because it slows...Read More
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Many spinal, hip and shoulder problems can be helped by retraining breathing habits and releasing the structures involved in breathing, such as the diaphragm and thoracic spine.Read More
There are a variety of exercises that are great for your shoulders including: 1) Train shoulder posture 2) Train your scapular stabilizers 3) Train serratus anterior muscle 4) Stretch the lats (latissimus dorsi) muscles 5) Train the rotator cuff musclesRead More
The following exercise should be performed under the guidance of your Physiotherapist or Osteopath to ensure you are doing it correctly and prevent aggravation of your condition. Please click here to learn how the back works before reading the following.Read More
Please click here to learn about lateral ligament strains before reading the following. Proprioception is the body's positional sense. In other words it is what enables your brain to know where your arms and legs are positioned without needing to look at them. If there is a significant difference in...Read More
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