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JanetBrandt-SarifRunningInjuriesPart2

RUNNING INJURIES – Part 2

Continuing on from our blog last week, below are some safe ways for runners to incorporate the principles spoken about into their training plan : 1.   Remember the Goldilocks Principle; running just enough to cause adaptive changes, but not enough to cause injury.  Apply the 24 hour rule: if you recover well after 24 hours […]

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RUNNING INJURIES – Part I

Autumn is upon us and the running season has well and truly kicked off as runners prepare for events such as the SMH half marathon in two weeks and the famous City to Surf in August. In our Clinic, many of the injuries the runners are presenting with, around this time, relate to an increase in their […]

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Oww…My Shoulder Hurts!

It has been suggested in the literature that as many as 30-50% of people will experience shoulder pain at some point in their lives with many experiencing pain annually. As there are many reasons why you may have shoulder pain, it is important to have a thorough assessment to figure out the cause of your […]

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JanetBrandt-SarifRunningInjuries

RUNNING INJURIES

Usually the injuries we see in runners are as a result of overload. Most of our bodies are pretty efficient at healing our bones, joints or muscles when they have been loaded a bit too much. Recovery then allows the structures to adapt to the stress and become stronger, so that increasing the amount of […]

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LANE COVE FUN RUN – SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2016

Are you ready for the Lane Cove Fun Run? We at Janet Brandt-Sarif Physiotherapy are excited about supporting the event as a way to encourage our wonderful Lane Cove Community to embrace exercise and fitness. What better way to promote good health and longevity than in a community way! With just over five weeks to […]

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TENDINOPATHY – Part 2

How can I treat my Tendinopathy? As mentioned in our article last week, a reactive acute tendon can respond nicely to a period of unloading and anti-inflammatories.  After the tendon itself has settled down then it is important to load the tendon with a tailored exercise program.  Both clinically and in the literature it has […]

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TENDINOPATHY

I’ve been Diagnosed with Tendinopathy, what does that mean? Tendinopathy means pathology of a tendon.  Tendons are connective tissues which connect muscle to bone, they are extremely strong tissues and assist with transmitting forces from the muscle to bone thus assisting movement and loaded transfer.  In recent years, there has been much research into tendon […]

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CORE STABILITY AND CORE STRENGTH DEVELOPMENT

Dynamic core stability is the ability of the body to use various muscles in complex ways to control movement around the pelvis, lower trunk and abdomen.  Core stability allows for optimum posture both when stationary and with activity and also helps to reduce the risk of injury. Poor core stability results in poor posture, inefficient […]

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THE CORE – PART 1

– WHAT IS IT REALLY?  – WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?  – HOW DO WE TRAIN IT TO TURN ON?   – HOW DO WE STRENGTHEN IT? WHAT IS THE “CORE”? Lots of people have the goal of having a strong stable core but what does that really mean?  On the infomercials on TV, there are hundreds of […]

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THE CORE – PART 2

HOW DO WE TRAIN IT TO “TURN ON”? When we train our core, we re-educate the timing and activation of the muscles.  Timing and co-activation with other muscles within the core is called ‘core training’.  At Janet Brandt-Sarif Physiotherapy, we will teach you how to find these deep muscles on yourself and to correctly activate […]

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