Shin Splints

Shin splints
February 20, 2021 0 Comments

In the running community we have all heard of shin splints. This is the generic term for a condition (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome) that gives pain along the shin. Like the Achilles or plantar fascia, shin splints is one of the most annoying injuries to pick up and one I’ve suffered from in the past. …

Can I Run With a Sore Hamstring

April 13, 2020 0 Comments

This is a question I am often asked when dealing with hamstring injuries. My typical answer is, “it depends”.  Some of the questions I ask are as follows Was there a particular incident that led to a pain in your hamstring? Is it something that gradually came on over time? Do you have a history …

New Goals

April 1, 2020 0 Comments

With a lot of us working from home or minding kids we find ourselves having a bit more time to exercise. This is a great opportunity to create some new goals. People who normally frequent gyms are now running roads and trails they have never done so before. Motivation to exercise or run can be …

Social Distancing – Back to Basics

March 26, 2020 0 Comments

With social distancing and having to stay home from work, a lot of people find themselves struggling to fill their day. The societal shift over the last few decades towards inadvertent overparenting and the over reliance on technology, has led many parents having to entertain their kids or let tablets, etc. do it for them. …

Case Study – Shin Pain

Shin splints
April 2, 2019 0 Comments

ScenarioAlan is 36 years of age and liked to keep fit by doing some running and gym work. However, for over a decade he has had back issues and suffered from pain in his left shin, he would also experience low energy levels and tire very quickly. Understandably, this severely curtailed his ability to run …