Tag: injury

How to prevent runner’s knee, and four exercises to treat it

Runners’ knee is a term many of you may be familiar with. It’s a common condition among runners, but can occur in any athlete who does activities that require putting load through the knee. It’s no wonder then that it’s a common complaint within…

Hurty elbow Thursday

The nurse said to me ‘you’re going to have a scar, you know’. Erm, yeah. I kinda guessed that when I saw how much tar seal was in there, thanks all the same!

Teeny steps back to exercise

It’s difficult to know what someone means when they say ‘did that hurt?’ You are looking confused… Let me explain.

Sutton / Wiggins Bike accidents: how do we make cycling safer?

It wasn’t entirely a surprise when I got a call from BBC radio Northampton asking would I be interviewed on their lunchtime show about bike safety, following the recent high profile bike accident of Bradley Wiggins (and since the interview, his coach Shane Sutton)…

ACL reconstruction: 13 years on

BACKGROUND September 2008. Kettering rugby club. I am playing in the lock position. I had complained to the coach a few times that my fellow lock kept collapsing – bad technique – and was concerned that someone was going to get injured. I was…

Coping with Injury

The physical side of coping with injury is easy, right? You can’t physically do it, so that’s that… yes? No! After my recent head injury, it wasn’t the lack of training that was worrying me, after all, I couldn’t even stand up, let alone…