Training Loads and Injury

There is currently emerging evidence that an athletes training loads do in fact have a clear relationship to injury. This may not come as a big surprise to many, but it can be extremely challenging to firstly understand load, then be able to accurately monitor it and then utilise this information to actually guide and […]

Gluteal Tendinopathy – A Pain In The… Hip

Gluteal tendinopathy is a common condition that causes pain on the outside of the hip and often the upper thigh. Like Peter said in the previous blog, often pain arises due to a reduction in tolerance of the tendon to perform certain activities. This often includes going up or down stairs, walking, sitting with crossed […]

Top 5 Marathon Injuries

With the Melbourne marathon only 11 weeks away and training programs in full swing, it is important to be on the lookout for injury which can disrupt even the best of preparations. Research suggests that running injuries alone are very common and occur in 18 to 92% of all runners (Dias Lopes 2102). Unfortunately, as […]

8 Key Risk Factors for Hamstring Injury

8 Key Risk Factors for Hamstring Injury Non modifiable: Unable to change 1. Previous Hamstring injury Significant risk factor Greater risk of recurrence with greater injury severity 2. Age 2.5 times greater risk if >25 years old 3. Previous injuries ¬†Especially knee injuries such as an ACL reconstruction Modifiable: Able to change 4. Muscle weakness […]

Hamstring Strain Rehabilitation: Key Principles

To maximise your outcome after a hamstring injury, it is vital to consider how you run and if this is contributing to your risk of injury. We know from research studies that the hamstring is most commonly injured during the terminal swing phase of running where the leg is extending forward preparing the foot for […]