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RUNNING MYTH 9: SHOULD YOU TAKE ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES FOR RUNNING INJURIES?

MYTH Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID’s) helps control excessive inflammation in the injured runner and promote an early return to running without detrimental effect to tissues. REALITY The inflammatory process is the initial phase in the body’s natural healing process after an injury from trauma or overuse. Taking NSAID’s inhibits this…

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RUNNING MYTH 7: THE TRUTHS AND MYTHS SURROUNDING RUNNING AND STRETCHING

MYTH *Stretching reduces your risk of injury and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) while improving your performance and recovery. *In this article, unless otherwise specified the term “stretching” refers to static stretches where an end of range position is held. REALITY Stretching pre-run does not reduce your risk of injury…

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Running Myth 5: Clarifying the link between Biomechanics and Running Injuries

MYTH Anatomical abnormalities of the lower body such as flat feet or knee valgus make people more susceptible to running injuries. REALITY Research shows there is *generally no relationship between biomechanical abnormalities and pathologies in the lower limbs *read further for the exceptions ELABORATION In a world that admires perfection,…

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Running Myth 4 – Do Hard Surfaces and Hills Increase Risk of Injury?

MYTH Hard surfaces and hills increases the risk of a running injury. REALITY There is no surface in particular that has been clearly linked to increased risk of injury (but read on please!). ELABORATION Allow me to repeat myself; as per our first post regarding the cause of running injuries,…

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RUNNING MYTH 1 – Revealing the Truth About WHY Running Injuries Occur

MYTH  The majority of running injuries are caused by EXTERNAL factors (old or new shoes, pounding pavement) and INTERNAL factors (tight calves, overpronation). REALITY The main cause of running injuries is the amount of stress applied to your tissues. An increase in training volume or intensity accounts for nearly 80% of running injuries. EXPLANATION…

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Run Smarter – Top-10 Running Myths Shattered

Congratulations, runner! You have taken the first step towards smarter running habits. Congratulations, health professional! You are curious and open to the latest research in the prevention of running injuries and you are eager to spread the word. Our 5-week series provides you with basic, but oh so crucial, knowledge…

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April is Gardening Month – Life Uninterrupted, April 2014 Newsletter

April is National Gardening Month! If you like to garden but want to avoid common gardening injuries and sore muscles, it’s best to start and finish your day in the garden with a gentle warm up and some stretching. By following the gardening tips below from the Physiotherapy Association of…

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Heat vs. Ice – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist/Physio In Training

Clients often ask us whether heat or ice is better for their particular injury. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, there are some general guidelines which can help you choose which modality will provide the most benefit for you. Heat Heat is most beneficial for relaxing tight muscles and soothing…

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Foam Rolling, Do Or Don’t – Lina Englund, Physiotherapist

Most people wish they could have a great manual therapist or massage therapist follow them through the day, myself included. If you are one of us, the amazingly versatile and cost effective foam roller could be your solution. By no means do I want to compare the skills of an…

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