There’s not much research out there regarding the difference in stresses on the knee & ankle joints between running outside or on a treadmill. Although small, this study highlights that treadmill running loads the Achillies Tendon by an additional 21%. The stress on the knee joint are equal. Lesson? If you’re struggling with or recovering…Read more Comparing Treadmill V’s Overground Running for Joint Stress.
Many folk have scans for all kinds of back pain. It’s what we’ve been told will ‘get to the bottom of the problem.’ Sometimes they are required. However, findings will often point out some form of degeneration or fault that is often ‘blamed’ for the pain. In my view this forms an unhealthy link between…Read more Don’t let your scan results restrict you!
A great piece on positive mindsets! http://breakingmuscle.com/sports-psychology/4-mindset-lessons-from-the-legendsRead more 4 Mindset Lessons from Legends
Hello! Thought I’d give a little update on how my surgery went today. After an early start, 7:30am, I went through all the usual pre-op checks: allergies, medication which shoulder I was having the operation on… Wait, what? There had been a rather amusing little mix up but nothing to worry about. A couple of…Read more James’ Injury Blog – Post-Surgery
So, my cards completed and on our board. Here’s what it means and what it all boils down to. Motivation for my below goals stems from my concerns for my lifestyle. ‘Burning the candle at both ends’ springs to mind and in general a feeling of weakness as the regularity of my training ebbed away…Read more Ady’s Resolutions 2014. Part 1
While enjoying a Guinness at the end of the first day of a recent course in Dublin, I was introduced to Coach Dan John. Over the last couple of years Dan has become a big name in the field of strength & conditioning; known for his easy to follow programmes and simplifying the most complex…Read more What do you need to work on?
On Monday 15th I had an appointment with a consultant at the Droitwich Knee Clinic. I had asked my GP to refer me to the knee clinic on the advice of Ady and Luke. Prior to the appointment I had a lot of time to think about what I would like to do for my…Read more James’ Injury Blog – Decision Making Time
Also known as: “Arrrghhhh followed by many expletives!! My experience of recovering from an ACL injury” As some of you may know, I regularly train and compete at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and have been for about 6 years. Having finished University where I played Ultimate Frisbee (and occasionally studied) I came back to Hereford…Read more James’ Injury Blog
We not moving enough and that’s causing the number of people suffering from musculoskeletal problems to skyrocket. Keeping our members and clients out of pain and injury free is our number one goal. It’s tough to lose weight or reach your goal if your ability to move is limited. Prevention is easier than cure, 10minutes…Read more Six Top Tips to Stay Injury Free
Hi Ady Just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for everything you have done to get me back running. I really appreciate it after all this time I was starting to doubt I would ever run again never mind race especially after much doom and gloom from so specialists etc. Strength and conditioning was…Read more Claire’s return to running
American Physiotherapist Gray Cook has a great way of explaining things and came up with the ‘Joint by Joint approach’. Through his eyes the body is a stack of joints with alternating qualities of either stability or mobility. If one joint loses its relevant qualities through overuse or injury then a knock on affect will…Read more The Joint by Joint Approach
David booked in for a consultation in January after being recommended by a friend. He’d had to stop running due to persistent knee pain. After a 1hr assessment I prescribed David a simple conditioning program consisting of mobility and strengthening work which could all be done at home in 15 minutes.. Hi Ady, I have…Read more 2 hour consultation helps runner return to fitness
Over recent years there’s been lots of debate about whether or not we should use or even need, core conditioning in our physical training. I’m a firm believer that we do need such conditioning in our training. With modern lifestyles dragging us so far away from our innate human posture and movement patterns, all of…Read more Why we should all be using Spinal Stabilisation
The majority of my work involves people who are suffering from pain, be this an acute calf tear or someone with a 30 year history of low back pain. Pain is such a complex and diverse subject; the more the medical world researches into pain the bigger the subject becomes! Consider the following pain scenarios:…Read more Pain: it’s all in your head
I recevied this nice little email from Simon Norwood recently. As cheesey as it sounds this is why I enjoy my job so much! Hi James, Just to say first race back yesterday 6 miles herefordshire x-country league and had fantastic race being 1st runner home for my club, 7th overall out of 100 people.…Read more Client Testimonial – Simon Norwood