Physiotherapy News


The difference between muscle soreness and early signs of injury

When you begin a new exercise or training regime, it is normal to feel some level of soreness. However, continuing to exercise or train with an injury can cause further or more serious damage. So how do you tell the difference between what is just normal soreness and what could be an injury? First of all, if you are not sure, seek advice from a health professional, just to be on the safe side. Soreness Muscle pain that shows upMore
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Manage your sports and running injury

Is a foot, ankle, lower leg or knee injury getting in the way of you achieving your goals? The Friendlies Physiotherapy Service podiatrist has a special interest in treating musculoskeletal and sports injuries such as; tendinopathy, heel pain, shin splints, arch pain, Achilles tendinopathy and knee pain to name but a few. Whether your goal is to keep fit, doing short walks, generally being active with friends and family or running long distance, our Podiatrist can help. Causes of InjuryMore

Are you prepared to run with a blister management plan?

With less than four weeks until the Cane2Coral, have you considered how you will manage a blister? If you are a regular runner then you have probably encountered a blister or two and know how to prevent and manage one. You might be a regular walker or runner but perhaps pushing yourself that bit further on the day? In which case, you may encounter a blister. Weather conditions may change and your feet may become wet or sweaty, predisposing youMore
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Looking to increase speed? To get fast you need to train fast and specific

Physiotherapist Jordan Visser discusses techniques to use in training to develop your running speed. One of the fundamental principles of strength training is specificity. When it comes to speed, in order to get fast, you need to train fast. Speed has many attributing factors, such as muscles, neural pathways and co-ordination. Let’s start with muscles. Building strength in muscles will increase power; power being force that propels us when we have to do something quickly, for instance chasing a player on aMore