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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
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RICER and No HARM treatments for soft tissue injuries

One of the most common treatment recommendations for a soft tissue injury is the RICER method and No HARM Protocol.  R.I.C.E.R Method: (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation, Referral) The RICER method is an effective procedure used in the initial treatment of a soft tissue injury. Rest: It is suggested that you take a break from the activity that caused the injury in order to give the injury time to heal. Ice: The injury should be iced on and off in 20More
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Four recovery stages of a soft tissue injury

Sport is a great way to have fun, keep fit and stay active, but what do you do when physical activity causes an ache or pain? To prevent further injury, or to get you back to your normal activity level, Friendlies Physiotherapy Service head physiotherapist Matt Churchill said a staged rehabilitation was needed. “They are the damage limitation phase, retraining phase, restoration of normal movement and then sport specific retraining,” Mr Churchill said. Damage limitation phase This starts immediately followingMore