Recovery Cross training Leg injuries

Tibial Stress Fractures in runners – The Injured Runner

Stress Fractures are a condition where training load has exceeded your body’s ability to maintain bone structure, resulting in partial to complete breakdown of the bone. The most common sites for a stress fracture in the shin are the top inner portion of the shinbone (medial tibial plateau) and the central portion of the shin. […]


Top tips on effective running injury prevention

running injury prevention The annual incidence of injury in regularly training recreational runners is estimated to range between 37% and 56%. Unfortunately, for those of us who enjoy running, the likelihood of getting injured is quite high. Running injuries are often an interaction of several factors; however, an understanding of a few principles can help […]

Recovery Knees

Jumpers Knee rehab – start today with The Injured Runner

what is jumpers knee Jumper’s knee is also known as patellar tendonitis. It affects the patellar tendon, which is directly below the kneecap (it actually attaches the knee cap to the tibia). This condition is more prevalent with plyometric (jumping sequences) training or sports that require sudden stops or changes of direction. However, we have […]

Recovery Leg injuries

Runners stretch calf!

Calf Strain is a strain of the calf muscles – runners stretch calf. You may feel this at the junction where the Achilles tendon blends into the muscle or right in the muscle itself. Symptoms usually develop during a race or hard work out. You may be able to run just fine at slower speeds […]

Training tips Running form

how to pick running Shoes – launch off on the right foot

Running shoes Selecting the right running shoe can be a confusing venture. This guide will help you navigate how to pick running shoes and prepare you for a great running experience. how to pick running shoes – our how to guide! There are three basic foot types and running shoes come in slightly different shapes […]

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Knee Stress Fracture treatment 101

  What is a stress fracture? Stress fractures are a condition where training load has exceeded your body’s ability to maintain bone structure, resulting in partial to complete breakdown of the bone. How do I know if I’ve got a Stress Fracture? The pain from a stress fracture usually comes on suddenly – in contrast […]


How to get back to running after injury

How soon can I get back to running We know that injury is difficult and frustrating and it is also difficult to predict how soon you will be able to return to full running following an injury.   Each injury and person is unique.   Usually, the sooner you identify an injury and begin the […]

Leg injuries

what is Achilles Tendonitis?

what is Achilles Tendonitis? Achilles tendonitis is a painful condition affecting the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon transfers forces equivalent to four to eleven times your body weight when running. Unfortunately, the body is not always able to tolerate that much force and the result is a painful Achilles tendon. Can I ignore achilles tendonitis? […]


Stretching routine for Runners

stretching routine for runners – do runners need one? To stretch or to not stretch? It is easy to get confused as the research and advice keeps changing! However, recent studies do highlight the benefit of performing warm up drills. The most valuable warm-up drills for runners include: easy running, cycling, cross-overs (sideways jogging with […]

Cross training Knees

should I run with an injury?

Asking yourself, ‘should I run with an injury.’  If you’re reading this, it’s likely because something isn’t feeling right. Take heart because nobody feels 100% all of the time, and even with the very best training and recovery regime running is a physically demanding sport. Researchers have estimated that 37 to 56% of regularly training […]