C-19 – Effects on the Heart and Implications for Return to Sport

The UK Government’s recent announcement that we can, and should, all take more outside exercise and for the possible return of Premiership Football (behind closed doors) is very exciting. Interestingly, during lockdown the increase in indoor exercise has far outweighed any reduction in outdoor exercise for most European countries according to data revealed by Garmin.com. However, it must be stressed that … Continued

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 put your foot into a … Continued

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 of regular shoes to mimic … Continued