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Jon W Sports Injury

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Why is the foot so important?

In the current wave of exercise trackers, we are commonly reminded that we should be taken 10’000 steps a day. By anyone’s standards, 10’000 repetitions of an exercise is a lot! I wouldn’t want to do 10’000 press ups. It is no surprise then that the functionality of our feet is crucial to our wellbeing. The foot can be broadly described as having three main functions through gait (a normal walking cycle).

  • Weight/shock absorption
  • Balance/postural alignment
  • Propulsion/Ambulation

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Foam Roller

The foam roller... the greatest bit of sports equipment ever? Or a gift from the devil?   As with any 'hot topic', there is research and opinion that is both supportive and contrary.

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Marathon Update January 2017

So you may well be getting further into your training and I hope you are enjoying it!

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My Marathon

I am fortunate enough to love everything about my job but possibly my favourite time of year is the next six months. This is because it is marathon season! Ever since childhood I have had an intense fascination with the marathon. The average athlete taking on such an epic challenge and pushing your body to such limits of endurance that it would never have experienced. All of this for fun!!

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Core Stability

This is one of our favourite terms in the Sports Therapy world as it is discussed so often. A 'buzz' term if you like, but so often misunderstood.

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Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain - The back hurts but it's the butts fault

I recently read an article in The Daily Mail that suspects nearly half of the adult population in the UK are living with chronic pain - lower back pain being one of the biggest causes.

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