Brighton half marathon recovery tips: how to manage an acute injury

Brighton half marathon recovery tips: how to manage an acute injury

As a physiotherapist, I get asked how to manage an acute running injury a lot and having just completed training session or race itself you may be asking the yourself the same question.  So in order to help you with your post run recovery here’s a few useful tips to ease you back to fitness…

How to beat running injuries with strength training

How to beat running injuries with strength training

To avoid common running injuries you should follow the lyrics of Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger! As a physiotherapist I get to meet lots of runners with common overuse injuries and I believe most of these problems can be overcome with some simple strength and conditioning principles. If you’re planning on competing in…

How to manage an acute injury yourself

How to manage an acute injury yourself

“As a physiotherapist this is a question I get asked a lot and having just completed the Brighton Half Marathon you may be asking the yourself the same question.” says Sundial physio James Masterson.  He goes on to say “So in order to help you with your post run recovery here’s a few useful tips to ease you back…

Great stretches for running

Great stretches for running

Stretching may help reduce injury and improve flexibility in runners. Most runners include stretches in their routine. It is important to prepare your muscles for a run by gently warming up and keep flexible by doing these stretches. These exercises put together by our physio can help stretch the main running muscles. These stretches should…

Runners MOT - Brighton Half Marathon

Runners MOT – Brighton Half Marathon

Running injuries often start with a niggle. Knee pain, muscle strain, tendon pulls, bursitis, ligament sprains and all sorts of other aches and pains are a constant reminder that marathon training and actually running it can be a hazardous business. Many people who enter for the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon will not complete it because…

The 7 R's - Brighton Marathon Training Tips

The 7 R’s – Brighton Marathon Training Tips

The Brighton Marathon is the highlight of our sporting calendar. We have supported Brighton runners and their charities for many years but we have noticed that many people are not getting the support and advice they need to complete the marathon injury free. One in five people who enter the marathon will not complete it…

Brighton Marathon Top Tips

Brighton Marathon Top Tips

Brighton Marathon training is in full swing now and we have prepared some top tips to avoid injury whilst training and to make sure you complete the course. Don’t let a niggle become a pain Other than normal post training muscle soreness don’t ignore niggles as at this stage of training you can’t afford them…

Marathon Training Tips: take the simple, natural approach

Marathon Training Tips: take the simple, natural approach

Marathon training tips are easy to come by.  There are many many articles written about running and, of all the sports, this is where many so called experts seem to know it all. Especially when it comes to marathon distances. Guest contributor PT Pete shares his experience of natural marathon training. If you flick through…

How to prevent running injuries? - Runners MOT

How to prevent running injuries? – Runners MOT

Knee pain, muscle strain, tendon pulls, bursitis, ligament sprains and all sorts of other aches and pains are a constant reminder that marathon training and actually running it can be a hazardous business. One in five people who enter for the Brighton Marathon will not complete it because of injury. We aim make sure you…