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Knee Taping – What is it and things you need to know about it? – Fitness Article

Knee Taping – What is it and things you need to know about it? The human body is prone to cuts and sprains. If you are into fitness and exercise, one of the most affected areas for you would be your knees. Also, if you already have weak knees due to an injury, biological conditions, or arthritis, and other ailments, you need to take adequate care and protection as you go about your life.Understanding the process of knee tapingMedical science…

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Post-Natal Telehealth Pilates (now available for you at home) – Pilates Fitness Article

Post-Natal Telehealth Pilates (now available for you at home) As a new mother it can be hard to find time for yourself amongst the adjustment to new routines and sleeplessness. One of the last things that you can find the time to do is exercise. Post-Natal exercise is an important part of the post-natal recovery period and has been found to help reduce the chances of obesity, help increase strength and endurance for the tasks of mothering, assist with preventing…

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How To Exercise With A Sports Injury And Still Get Results – Fitness Article

How To Exercise With A Sports Injury And Still Get Results It’s a common situation: your physical activity of choice has resulted in an injury, but you do not want to sacrifice all the progress you have made. While a sports injury may keep you from competing or performing at your regular capacity, it is not a reason to forgo exercise altogether. You can continue to train and maintain, or even improve your results with modified activities.What to do if…

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How To Rehabilitate Your Patellofemoral Pain – Running Fitness Article

How To Rehabilitate Your Patellofemoral Pain Patellofemoral pain or kneecap pain is a common occurrence in runners. It has even commonly been called ‘runner’s knee’. Almost 50% of running injuries occur at the knee, of which 48.8% occur at the patellofemoral joint (1). Luckily with the right advice, modifications and exercises even the most difficult cases of patellofemoral pain can be resolved. Presentation and Diagnosis Of Patellofemoral pain Patellofemoral pain (PFP) presents as pain at the front of the knee.…

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Back to normal running and eating – Running Fitness Article

Back to normal running and eating I’m happy to update that my calf niggle has gone. My runs feel back to normal and I’m slowly building up the miles again. As there are no races on the horizon it’s tricky to plan how to run right now, where I would have a peak to an end point then a rest for a bit before building back up. So I think what’s clear is that I shouldn’t just be smashing out…

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Ball of Foot Pain Running | Metatarsalgia Symptoms and Treatment – Running Fitness Article

Ball of Foot Pain Running | Metatarsalgia Symptoms and Treatment Why do I have ball of foot pain when running? That’s probably the question that lead you here and one from an athlete I coach that lead to me do some digging. Initially, I assumed it was all about foot strike. Landing too far forward on the toes rather than with more of the mid-foot. But that alone is just one potential factor. After all, your foot is a complex…

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My yearly calf niggle, home improvements and potential races – Running Fitness Article

My yearly calf niggle, home improvements and potential races Life lately has continued to be fairly hectic. Work has been busy and house stuff has been ongoing. I also picked up a little niggle in my calf – the ever present yearly calf niggle I get. So lots has been going on. Firstly with the house… I’m so so happy with our little home. It’s really coming together. We’ve got most of our furniture sorted now and now it’s more…

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Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD In many activities, like dancing, yoga and gymnastics, an increase in joint mobility is considered advantageous. But for some people hypermobility comes with an increase in joint pain, fatigue, an increased risk of injury and for a small number it can be a symptom of an underlying Heritable Disorder of Connective Tissue. A joint is considered hypermobile when it moves beyond the normal range. Hypermobility can exist at just one or…

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Telehealth Services At Bend + Mend – Pilates Fitness Article

Telehealth Services At Bend + Mend In this day and age we have many more flexible working options. Working from home is one of them which seems, in theory, to be a great idea, however read more to see maybe why it’s not. There are lots of things to consider when you are working from home: – Work-station set up – Lack of incidental movement – Lack of normal social setting when you are not seeing work colleagues – Not…

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Online Telehealth Physio + Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Online Telehealth Physio + Pilates Our doors are still open here at Bend + Mend, but if you can’t come to us, we can come to you through Telehealth, our new Physio and Pilates Online Service. This will allow you to attend your Pilates sessions or Physio Treatments during this time where many of you will be working from home. For those of you who new to Bend + Mend, or those who are unable to come into the clinic,…

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The Physical Performance Show: Michael Klim, Olympic Gold Medallist (4x100m, 4x200m free), former World Swimming Champion + Record Holder – Running Fitness Article

The Physical Performance Show: Michael Klim, Olympic Gold Medallist (4x100m, 4x200m free), former World Swimming Champion + Record Holder In episode 220 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Michael Klim, Olympic Gold Medallist (4x100m, 4x200m free), former World Swimming Champion, and former World Record Holder in this Featured Performer Edition. Michael Klim is a triple Australian Olympian. He became a six-times Olympic medallist securing the Gold medals alongside Australian swimming teammates in the 4x200m and…

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Ankle Pain While Running | Peroneal Tendonitis – Running Fitness Article

Ankle Pain While Running | Peroneal Tendonitis What’s causing pain on the outside of your ankle? One possible running issue is peroneal tendonitis, which is a fancy way of saying an inflamed tendon. Runners unfortunately are prone to things like tendonitis to because we ask our muscles to fire repetitively in the same motion. But it is something you can resolve and prevent! Ankle Pain While Running What causes ankle pain in runners? There are a few possibilities which depend…

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Becoming a Pilates Star | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

Becoming a Pilates Star | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD As we make a conscious attempt to stay at home, we find ourselves looking to start new hobbies, new exercise routines or getting into some of the home projects we have previously pushed aside. Exercising at home can be a challenge if you are new to body weight and mat work. If you are like me and are used to feeling the strong burn after a…

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Knee update | AnnaTheApple – Running Fitness Article

Knee update | AnnaTheApple I’ve been fairly quiet on the old blog recently due to the obvious matter of not doing much running as of late. I probably owe you guys a bit of an explanation of where I’m at with that (if you care!). So post-Chicago Marathon I had a full nine weeks off of running due to my knee giving me a lot of grief. Grief when I walked, grief when I would bend down and even grief…

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Simple tips for avoiding running injuries – Running Fitness Article

Simple tips for avoiding running injuries You’ve decided that this year is the year. You’re ready for this. 2019 is behind you, and now you’ve got your full attention on your fitness goal. It’s the year of running. Now, running isn’t a walk in the park (thought there’s no shame if it’s currently just a fast shuffle), so it’s important that you warm up and cool down appropriately. Look after your muscles and then they’ll look after you by reducing…

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Christmas and all that jazz – Running Fitness Article

Christmas and all that jazz Ah what a shame it’s all over! Christmas is done and dusted. I had a fantastic festive time, despite only getting the bank holiday days off (my own choice, granted). But otherwise it was brilliant. I spent it with my family, Kyle and Kyle’s family and it was honestly so lovely. We all spent Christmas Eve altogether and it just made me feel all the warm and fuzzies. I’m a very family-centred person (how could…

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Big-Wave Surfer Hospitalized After Brutal Pipeline Wipeout – Gym Fitness Article

Big-Wave Surfer Hospitalized After Brutal Pipeline Wipeout The North Shore of Oahu rang in the New Year with the biggest swell of the 2019/2020 winter season (so far). With the Triple Crown and Pipe Masters in the rearview, and the holiday season in full swing, the lineup at Pipeline on December 31 was eerily empty, as a new, powerful west swell quickly grew in size and strength by the hour. Big-Wave Surfing’s 5 Most Pivotal Moments of the Decade In…

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The vicious cycle of injury – Running Fitness Article

The vicious cycle of injury The beginning of an injury is a critical period. During this time, a runner has usually developed a nagging pain that hasn’t taken them out of running entirely, but is lingering. This pain can usually be cleared up quickly if attended to properly, or it can develop into a full-blown injury if it’s pushed through. RELATED: Tips to heal your running injury as quickly as possible 1/ To all the aspiring college kids out there.…

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Things I’m loving – December – Running Fitness Article

Things I’m loving – December Christmas is ALMOST here. I cannot wait. We have our work Christmas do tonight, Kyle and I have a day off tomorrow and we’re seeing Star Wars. Things are pretty good! I thought I’d do a quick run down of some things in December I’ve been enjoying. I was recently sent two items from the website Born Tough to review. A pair of tracksuit bottoms and a matching jacket. I went for the rose colour…

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Can you run on a broken toe? What about a sprained toe? – Running Fitness Article

Can you run on a broken toe? What about a sprained toe? These were the words I found myself Googling Monday morning…can you run with a broken toe? Things started off so well, it was the perfect active recovery Monday with a nice little outdoor yoga workout and even a photo that caught the light in a way to show how seriously ZEN I was feeling. I mean Instgram happy. Body happy. Mind happy. What more can you ask for…

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Histio Ride, Tissington Half and MACCL #1 – Running Fitness Article

Histio Ride, Tissington Half and MACCL #1 Since Equinox I seemed to have hit the ground running as it were – two days later, I took part in a charity road bike ride for the Histiocytosis charity.  A friends little boy was diagnosed earlier this year out of the blue after falling and breaking his arm, Xrays showed up a mass which was a concern.  His parents were wonderful and took it all in their stride and started fund raising…

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I just need a moment – Running Fitness Article

I just need a moment My blog posts have been a bit sparse lately. Maybe no one’s noticed but for me it’s become fairly obvious. I love my blog and will continue to write it as long as it makes me happy. If no one reads it, that’s OK. I like documenting things and having memories of times to look back on. But lately I haven’t wanted to write. My lack of running means a lack of content I suppose.…

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How are Muscle injuries Classified – Running Fitness Article

How are Muscle injuries Classified Muscle injuries are common in sports and can result in significant time lost out of training and competition. It can be confusing to know what type of muscle injury you have sustained and what that can mean for time needed to fully recover. Here we try to discuss the British Athletic Classification of muscle injuries to help simplify the differences between muscle injuries and what that can mean for recovery. If you are around running…

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MRI results… | AnnaTheApple – Running Fitness Article

MRI results… | AnnaTheApple I had my MRI results for my knee on Thursday. I was so worried and nervous. I didn’t really know what to hope for. If it turned out I needed an operation then at least I had a firm answer and could take strong actions to sort it. Yes it would take time (to schedule and then recover) and would be painful and scary, but at least it would (potentially) fix the issue. But to hope…

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Bulletproof Your Knees and Shoulders – Workout Fitness Article

Bulletproof Your Knees and Shoulders How did you get injured?   I was reaching for something in the back seat of my car and heard a pop in my shoulder.    Not again!   Oddly enough, many of us are scared to workout because we think we’ll get injured at the gym. But we’re more likely to get injured when we least except it—usually because we’re reacting to an unexpected stimulus during, for example, a men’s hockey pick-up game or…

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My knee and I | AnnaTheApple – Running Fitness Article

My knee and I | AnnaTheApple So what is going on then with my running, or lack thereof? Well, as I said in previous posts, not a whole lot. I haven’t run properly since Chicago – six weeks ago. I’ve attempted to run to see how things feel, like an “up the road jobby” with Alfie or an attempt at parkrun. The attempts to run were never with any real belief that I would be OK. My knee doesn’t feel…

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Podcast 103 // Rehab and rugby – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Podcast 103 // Rehab and rugby It’s my (Jacko) absolute pleasure to introduce to you a legend of a man by the name of Jo Brun and welcome him onto the School of Calisthenics podcast to talk about rehab and rugby. Jo was my strength and conditioning coach for 10 years during my professional rugby career and I learned so much from him as a coach, a rugby player and as a person. He always helped us to work to…

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Hip! hip! No way :-( – Running Fitness Article

Hip! hip! No way 🙁 Hopefully you will have read my article from Totally Active Magazine, if not you can read my “How to Get into Fell Running” feature  here.  The photos used in the article were taken by my lovely and talented friend Shona Bradley – thanks Shona!  I have used a few more here as I think they show the atmosphere of fell running really well.  Also thanks to Caz for being my wing man and letting me…

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Making Progress with Strength Training – Salty Running – Running Fitness Article

Making Progress with Strength Training – Salty Running This post is part two of a series on hip impingement. Read Part 1: Managing Hip Impingement: My Injury and What Didn’t Help. After almost two years of mystery nerve pain, finally receiving the correct diagnosis completely redirected the trajectory of my recovery. Switching directions To recap where I left you: after the hydrodissection, I had constant, burning pain in a line stretching through my low back, hip, thigh, and calf, tracing…

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Are You Getting A Good Night’s Sleep? – Pilates Fitness Article

Are You Getting A Good Night’s Sleep? We all know that sleep is one of the most important things to maintaining good physical and mental health, but what if you just can’t get to sleep because you are in pain and when you finally do, it just ends up waking you up. This is something I hear every day from clients, about how their injuries are stopping them from getting a good night’s rest. Surprisingly, it is incredibly common to…

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