6 12, 2017

Why make massage therapy a regular part of your health plan

By |2017-12-06T13:59:55+00:00December 6th, 2017|massage|0 Comments

Having run pretty much all my life, I can personally advocate regular massage treatments for injury prevention and happier healthier muscles that will perform optimally. The moment I neglect this vital step of training, my legs become heavy, my muscles ache and feel tight and I invariably end up with some sort of injury, [...]

26 09, 2016

Five common running injuries

By |2017-05-22T15:17:05+00:00September 26th, 2016|Spoton|0 Comments

Runner’s knee (Patellofemoral pain syndrome) The symptoms: A constant ache underneath your kneecap during or after a run. The main symptom is pain just below the kneecap that usually worsens as the intensity of exercise increases. The causes: The stress of running can cause irritation where the kneecap (patella) rests on the thighbone (femur). The [...]

24 08, 2016

Tired, stiff, sore legs…

By |2017-05-22T15:17:05+00:00August 24th, 2016|Spoton|0 Comments

As runners we often don’t realise the damage we are doing to our bodies and therefore don’t allow adequate time for rest or recovery. Running results in a constant process of breakdown and repair of the muscles. Over time this causes the muscles to become tight when the fascia (the connective tissue that surrounds [...]

26 07, 2016

Spot On Treatment centre

By |2017-05-22T15:17:05+00:00July 26th, 2016|Physio|0 Comments

Spot On Treatment centre is a new physiotherapy practice based at the Kings Park Virgin Active and offers a wide range of services and specialist physiotherapy treatment for sports injuries (acute and chronic), musculoskeletal conditions, pain relief and post-operative rehabilitation. The practice is run by two experienced physiotherapists, Jess Glass and Ruan Fourie.  Jess has [...]

15 05, 2016

What I have learned training for Comrades 2016

By |2017-05-22T15:17:06+00:00May 15th, 2016|Personal|0 Comments

This year I will be lining up outside the PMB city hall on 29th May in an attempt to earn a 4th Comrades medal. Not really a significant number you would suppose? For me it is however an important number. You see my Mom finished 6 Comrades in Comrades no. 28756, and then passed [...]

29 01, 2016

Sports Recovery

By |2017-05-22T15:17:06+00:00January 29th, 2016|Sport|0 Comments

Exercise at all intensities acts to place stress on energy stores, hormones and the musculoskeletal structures. The more intense the exercise is, the greater the stress (and damage) that the body is subjected to. Recovery is a passive process by which the body heals from the damaging effects of exercise and restores the tissue, organs and [...]

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