Set your sights on running the Auckland Marathon this year? If so, chances are you’ve already started your training programme. Here’s a few tips from the TCCP team to help you on your way.
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Pain can come in many forms. Whether it’s achy or acute, sharp or chronic, it is almost always unpleasant! Pain is normal response to injury or illness, and in a healthy individual it will settle as the injury heals or the illness subsides.
We frequently treat patients who tell us they’ve “slipped a disc”, or had their back “go out”, but what does that really mean? To understand back pain (and these terms) better, it helps to have some knowledge of the back’s structure and how it works.
A lot of runners come through our doors for treatment, hardly surprising when studies show between 50-80% of runners get injured every year. We often get asked about foot strike pattern. Should someone change their foot-strike to reduce the risk of injury? Will it make a difference to their speed and efficiency? Help make running easier and more enjoyable?
Q & A Blog with Seton Scott – Director/Senior Physiotherapist at THE CORRECTIVE CLINIC PHYSIOTHERAPY (TCCP)May 9, 2018 12:05 am Comments Off on Q & A Blog with Seton Scott – Director/Senior Physiotherapist at THE CORRECTIVE CLINIC PHYSIOTHERAPY (TCCP)
Seton Scott is not your average physio. With over 12 years experience in the industry, he has his own take on what physical therapy actually means and the best way to deliver it.
If you’re preparing for an operation such as back, knee, or hip surgery, you may be focusing on what to except from the procedure itself. If you want to have the best chance of a quick recovery and the ability to regain movement and strength, then you should consider both pre- and post-op physiotherapy.
In the physio world, we talk about different types of pain. There's acute pain and chronic or persistent pain. Persistent pain can be physically and mentally draining. Why do we get persistent pain?
If you’re an elite athlete or pushing toward ambitious fitness goals, then you should be including mobility training as part of your regular workout regime. Stretching and mobility exercises enable you to push your body further and overcome your own limitations. Even if you’re not an athlete, you’ll gain benefits from stretching and mobility training.
We all live with an injury at some point in our lives, and it sucks. Unfortunately, when you push your body too hard while you’re injured, you can actually prolong the injury for weeks or months longer than necessary. Even though it’s hard to do, it’s important to take a break and give your body the rest it needs to recover. But what happens if you’re struggling to sleep?
It may seem counter-intuitive, but if you’re a fit and active person then sooner or later, you’re going to experience an injury. The more you use and push your body, the more likely you are to over-reach yourself. Don’t let your injury hold you back. Get it sorted sooner so you can be back training before you know it. Here’s what we recommend.