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Hamstring Strains

Hamstring Anatomy The hamstring muscle consists of three individual muscles which are Biceps Femoris, Semitendinosus and Semimembranosus. These three muscles originate from the pelvis, travels down the rear of the thigh and they attach on a lower leg bone called the Tibia. The...

Ice v’s Heat – when to use them by Mika Ireste

Knowing when to apply ice on an injury and when to apply heat can be confusing. In this article, Mika explains their application Application of Heat and Ice Ice and heat have been used for years by athletes to ease aches and promote recovery, but a lot of the time people will...

Shin Splints – how to manage them by Ben Clinton

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) aka ‘shin splints’ in runners  What is it?  Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), commonly known as “shin splints,” is a frequent overuse injury of the lower limb and one of the most common causes of lower limb pain in recreational...

Stretching for cyclists

Stretching should be part of any cyclist’s ‘off the bike’ strength and conditioning routine, something many of us are guilty of neglecting! Good flexibility is one of those key areas for helping to avoid aches and pains out riding and for improving function. Muscles are not...

Stronger hips equals pain free knees

If you run, then it’s likely that at one point or another, you’ve suffered from an overuse injury to your lower limb. The knee is the most common site for overuse, accounting for up to half of all injuries! The most common complaint is patellafemoral pain syndrome or PFPS...

How to taper properly

Here, we answer your questions on how to taper properly to ensure you’re at your optimal for race day. Q. What is Tapering? Tapering is when you reduce your training volume in order to optimally prepare your body for an event. Generally 2-4 weeks is needed to give your body time...

Guide to Recovery

What we are all guilty of in some way is not taking the time to recover properly from our training and racing. The purpose of recovery is to enable your body to work hard on consecutive days without causing significant micro trauma to your muscles, which over time will build up...

Glutes – Are you activating yours?

Regularly in the BodyWorks clinic, I see people with poor movement patterns during a single leg squat. As we run only on one leg, this is a good functional test to assess peoples ability to stablise their pelvis, hip and knee joint during running. Inability to do so is strongly...