Physiotherapy News

Try a different lacing technique for different feet conditions

The next time you tie your laces, give one of these different techniques a go, depending on the shape of your feet. Try these three comfy techniques to start with. Loop lock lacing technique Useful for those with a narrow heel or shoe slippage, shoes that have a shallow depth or when introducing an orthotic into your shoe. Volume Lacing This is good for a wide foot, shoes feeling too tight or a sore top foot. Accommodating the forefoot ThisMore

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