10 tips to stay injury free this running season

Queensland running season is in full swing with the GC marathon done and dusted, the Brisbane Marathon Festival close by along with Bridge to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast Marathon all within the month of August. Remember not every runner will benefit from the same things so if you are dealing with a running related injury it’s advisable to seek advice and/or treatment from a physiotherapist.

Here are 10 tips to stay injury free this running season:

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Can We Change Pain by How We Move and Think

 In the past we have been taught many different ways to help pain caused by an injury, maybe ice, rest, pain killers, stretching, to name a few. But how the brain detects what is happening in the body and as a result spits out a “I am hurting” message is becoming more and more realised.

In a recent study into tendon injuries, it has been shown that you can change the part of the brain that feels sensation by doing different types of exercises.

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Orthotics Or Not? Are We Doing the Best For Our Body?

Orthotics can be used to help alleviate pain for a number of different injuries from the back, to the hip, knee, ankle and foot. But when and why are they best used? Can there be a negative affect of orthotics and is there another way that may be better to help resolve these injuries?

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Pilates

Pilates: Perfect For a Fit and Healthy Body

How are those New Year’s resolutions going? Getting fit and healthy has been the aim for so many of us. Exercise should be seen like a balanced diet: you need bits of everything, cardio, strength, balance, flexibility to name a few.

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Shoulder Injuries and The Australian Tennis Open

Every year for 3 weeks in January, Kirsty McNab, Sports Physiotherapist, owner of Physiologix, upstairs at The Gap Health and Racquet Club, is buried  under Rod Laver Stadium at The Australian Tennis Open, working with the players, based in their main changing room.

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