Should you stretch as part of your warmup for running?

Should you stretch as part of your warmup for running?

Should I Stretch or Should I Go Now? If I don’t there will be trouble and if I do there could be double, so come on and let me know…should I stretch or should I go? The great stretch debate has been going on for several years now with lots of conflicting views leaving the…

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…

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…

Do I need orthotics for running?

Do I need orthotics for running?

Why would I need orthotics? Although running shoe design and technology has progressed leaps and bounds over recent years, there are certain foot types that will require more support, explains James Masterson, physio here at Sundial, Brighton.  However not everyone will benefit from orthotics and it’s important to gain professional advice before deciding on whether…

Running shoes - top tips for the marathon season from Brighton physio

Running shoes – top tips for the marathon season from Brighton physio

If like me you’re considering starting your preparation for the up and coming marathon season then take a look at my top tips for staying injury free and completing the 26.2 miles with a smile on your face says James Masterson,  a physiotherapist here at Sundial, Brighton. Which running shoe shall I buy? Inappropriate footwear is…

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…

How to treat Shin Splints

How to treat Shin Splints

Shin splints or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) is easy to treat if the problem is caught early. If symptoms of pain along the inner border of the shin bone (tibia) goes on for too long then significant damage can occur to the muscle and bone bone coverings and the condition becomes chronic. Brighton physio,…

Knee pain in runners: the 2 most common causes

Knee pain in runners: the 2 most common causes

Knee pain running is common. With the marathons in London and Brighton we’ve seen an increase in people coming into our clinics with knee pain associated with running. The 2 most common causes of knee pain in runners are “Runners knee” and ITB syndrome. In this posting we’ll talk about runners knee pain, what it…

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…