Achilles tendinopathy

Achilles Tendinopathy   According to the literature this common, debilitating lower limb condition is the 2nd most common sporting injury (after the knee). It affects 9% of recreational runners and up to 5% of elite athletes, possibly ending a professional athlete’s career. It affects mainly long to middle distance runners, and those runners who have … Continued

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Treadmill versus Overground Running

Many studies have been conducted which have attempted to compare any differences between running outside / overground (OG) and that on a motorised treadmill (TM). The use of TM running at home and at the gym offer convenience and safety – especially when running barefooted in the dark, where it is easy to slip or … Continued

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Vibram 5 Fingers

Active Life Podiatry have been authorised stockists for the much discussed and often maligned Vibram 5 Fingers (VFF). As stockist, therapist and occasional wearer/s of the minimal  ‘shoe’ the following is a summary of what we have learned about VFF.   These shoes were made to encourage a more grounded feel and could be used instead … Continued

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