Does your child have heel pain?

Does your child have heel pain?

Does your child have pain at the back of their heel? Do they limp after sport? Are they aged between 8-12?It could be Sever’s Disease – It’s not a disease really, Sever’s is the name of the guy who first described it – over 100 years ago! We call it Calcaneal...
Running with Heel Pain

Running with Heel Pain

Heel pain can be extremely frustrating for a runner. Symptoms typically present on rising in the morning, or after sitting for periods of time. Often sore at the start of a run but can improve when warm. There is the fear that running can worsen the condition. A...
Achilles pain – Rest or Run?

Achilles pain – Rest or Run?

Achilles Tendinopathy (as it’s called these days – not tendinitis) is a very common running injury, probably the most common we see in the clinic.  Symptoms can vary but typically sufferers experience stiffness upon waking in the morning. They feel tight and sore and...
Training for a Marathon – What I’ve learnt

Training for a Marathon – What I’ve learnt

I’ve done a fair amount of running over the years, mainly Half Marathons and shorter. This was my first real crack at a Marathon and I chose Melbourne. What have I learnt? So much. Firstly; Running is Awesome The ‘runners high’ achieved from each session is awesome....
Kids Shoes–Most advice out there is bad advice

Kids Shoes–Most advice out there is bad advice

Most of the advice you hear on kids shoes is wrong You hear it all the time from some professional shoe retailers and health professionals, particularly during the January back to school period.   “We should protect our children’s feet with supportive shoes”...
Shoe Strategy by a local 100K per week runner

Shoe Strategy by a local 100K per week runner

Introduction I’m Michael – an Inner West local regularly spotted plodding in the Bay Run area along with the Running Science community. I maintain 100ks per week and have completed my fair share of fun runs up to the full distance. Having been uninjured for 4 years,...