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Forefoot vs Midfoot vs Rearfoot Running?

What do runners generally do regards foot strike? A recent Runner’s World study of more than 160,000 recreational and elite runners revealed that 40 percent of people thought they were heel strikers, 43 percent midfoot strikers and 17 percent forefoot strikers. Under analysis it was found, 94 percent of these runners were heel strikers, 4…
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Running and knees

Is running bad for my knees?

What about my knees? Adults are recommended that they achieve 150 minutes of moderate activity per week to improve our health and running is a great form of cardiovascular exercise that helps us to achieve this. There is a persistent misconception about running and knee degeneration and the following beliefs tend to be quite common:…
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Correct running shoes

Does the running shoe fit?

  Often the running shoe discussion can be quite divisive and there are sure to be many varying opinions for what is “the best” type of shoe. There are 2 distinct types of shoes to consider which each have their own variations.   Conventional Shoes   Minimalistic Shoes   In recent times, there has been…
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Orthotics

ARE ORTHOTICS REALLY NECESSARY?

In the past! For many years, some medical professionals have told patients their problem is caused by their foot striking the ground incorrectly. To overcome their problem and become pain free, they have been prescribed custom orthotic insoles for their shoes, often at high cost to the client. Evidence! However, there seems to be a…
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The role of Foam Rolling!

How can Foam Rolling help your knee pain? Foam rolling has become very fashionable in the fitness and sporting arenas in recent times, however there is still considerable debate to its’ effectiveness and when it should be used, especially in relation to Runners Knee or Anterior Knee Pain. Runners Knee or anterior knee pain are…
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Running Injuries

RUNNING INJURIES

What causes running injuries? The biggest cause of running injuries is a sudden increase of running mileage in preparation for a race or personal goal. This significantly increases injury risk due to an increase in running volume (how much), intensity (how hard) and frequency (how often). Changes are often made too fast for the body…
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