99 Problems and BIG TOE is ONE

Unable to put your foot to the ground when you get out of bed in the morning? Limping for five minutes after just sitting for ten? Wearing tight shoes causing the foot alot of pain? The foot feels heavy and lazy? These are Kevin's symptoms this week and there are so many people out there with the same and I’m going to show you how to FIX IT.

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3 Simple Tests to Improve Your Running

With only three days to go to the Tullamore Half Marathon, I’m going to explain three simple self tests that you can try at home to see just how you're moving. These tests are directly related to your running posture and it will indicate if you have the correct posture to perform (P2P).

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Top 7 ways to recovery

Having worked with elite athletes and general public over the past 7/8 years through intense training and competition it amazes me how little emphasis some place on recovery. Recovery encompasses several modalities and strategies, some are more important than others which everyone should strive to do, others may work for some people but not everyone.

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What runners should I wear?

The age old debate - What's the best footwear for me? Should I wear neutral runners? Stability runners? It’s going to For example when your heel hits the ground and your head bends forward your foot needs to flatten to allow an inward movement of your hips and knees.continue to be a great topic of discussion but let's see can we shed some light on it.

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Blowing up balloons?

It is the one thing that we know people are asking about us - why do we ask patients to blow up balloons along with the exercises we give them?

At TC Physiotherapy, we take balloon blowing seriously and I am going to explain to you why you should as well. Sure we even got our own balloons printed!

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The role of the glutes

The glute muscles are a very popular talking point as most people that get injured over the last number of years are being told they have WEAK glutes or that they have TIGHT glutes. In other words the glutes are blamed for everything but can also be your savior. Hmmmm….. Now that's confusing. I don't blame someone for asking that question because for a long time I was confused but now I have seen the light.

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The Role of Strength and Conditioning

The role of strength is very important for all athletes. In sports like rugby and GAA strength and conditioning (gym work) has become an essential component in preparing for their sports. This trend has transcended minimally to the running community and I believe it is a key factor in progression for the regular runner.

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The Role of Stretching

The most important thing to recognise is that runners and athletes usually fall into the same patterns and in turn develop injuries. The most problematic thing for a runner or athlete is a loss of hip extension or a bad stride length.

What is a loss of hip extension and how do we fix it?

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