Author Archives: Geoff Brockenshire

Exercises to Add to Your Training Programme

Here is the first in a series of exercises to help runners optimise their training & performances, made by the physiotherapists at Physiotherapy on Pitt. This exercise improves the control and function of the gluteus medius, a muscle found to … Continue reading

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Support for improving core strength to reduce lower limb muscle injuries

A recent study by Perrott et al, published in the Physical Therapy Reviews in February of this year, has looked at the correlation between poor proximal control (core strength) and lower limb muscle strains. Poor core strength can be related … Continue reading

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Rest Days

Rest is when your body has a chance to recover so getting adequate rest is just as important as how much you are training! Aim to sleep 7-9 hours per night, vary your short and long runs throughout the week … Continue reading

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Pilates and Running – how it can help you before an event

 Pilates is a great way to get the body functioning at its very best. It will not only l look after your core muscles, but also the stability muscles of the hips, shoulders and thorax. These “outer stability units” are … Continue reading

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Chronic pain basics for National Pain Week 2012

Pain is a neurological response that our body uses to tell our brain that we are in danger or need to protect an injured structure or site. If pain is present for an extended period of time, the brain and … Continue reading

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