Training Diary

What’s A Training Diary?

 

A training diary is an important element of a comprehensive training plan. We get so much information from our own personalised training diary. What we put into it is our own choice. With modern gps devices, a lot of informative data is recorded and displayed for you. This is nice as the readability and accuracy of it is clear and concise. You can add whatever fields you want to keep track of. Linking your watch to apps such as Strava, Training Peaks, Garmin Connect etc makes this information easily accessable on your phone, laptop or PC.

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects the articular cartliage, soft tissue and underlying bone of synovial joints. OA is now viewed as an active disease process which results in the destruction of the articular cartliage. The articular cartliage covers the end of bones where they meet to form joints. This articular cartliage allows us to move more freely reducing friction between the bones. When this breaks down new bone forms at the margins of the joint. Eventually the joint space narrows and range of movement decreases. This leads to bone on bone contact which is one source of potential pain. Continue reading “Osteoarthritis”

Acute Injury Management

Acute injury

is one of those unexpected events that we have probably all gone through. As it’s quite unpredictable for most, it leaves us extremely frustrated. How, why did this happen? When I speak about acute injury I am referring to sprained ligaments and torn muscles or tendons.

The number one question we ask as patients is (I have been a patient plenty of times), “how long before I’m back?” This can be tricky for practitioners. They want to give a realistic answer and tend to err on the side of caution. Continue reading “Acute Injury Management”