In movement and in pain, your outcome is inseparable to your expectations. Expectations determine the sorts of things that you will try, and they alter your pain system ...Read More
The plantar fascia does lots of useful stuff. Know that the plantar fascia is strong and capable. When you have heel pain, structuring your load is key. Smartly increasing your load and activity is the way to get back to your prime.Read More
A regular strength routine helps build more robust movement systems. It creates changes throughout your body, including: improved nervous system functioning and muscle/tendon biology. This means that you can adapt better to variations in load, which might be more hill running, increasing kilometres or adding speed work. This all helps to improve your running efficiency and performance.Read More
Running uphill needs a different technique to flat running. There are two key differences.
First, you will take shorter strides. You want most of your power to come from pushing down and back. This works best when you put your foot down underneath you or just in front of your body.
Second, you will naturally land more towards a forefoot strike. The slope of the hill makes this happen, you don’t need to change your foot angle.Read More
Welcome. This is a guide on the main techniques for efficient and faster downhill running.Read More
In the climate of complicated options and strong opinions, the answer may lie in simplicity. Find footwear that fits and is comfortable. Then be confident in your decision. Spend your energy on strategies that are more likely to yield the result you want. More on this later.Read More
Trialling a new way fertilises discovery. You might find a better way. Or you might fail. But you will only know if you give it a go.Read More
Resting deprives the body of valuable stimulation. For almost all musculoskeletal injuries, excessive resting prolongs recovery time and appears to contribute to the development of long-term pain.Read More
While studying physiotherapy I made some money selling coffee. Coffee offered a unique opportunity to explore the world through others’ world-views and experiences. I really enjoyed how coffee could accelerate the transfer of information, and make big ideas seem simple.Read More
Climbing builds exceptional strength through the arms and fingers.
If you increase your climbing load (actual climbing or training) your finger muscles will adapt. They will become stronger and more suited to climbing. You will find yourself moving more easily. As you become stronger your climbing muscles may become tighter.Read More