Great news of a new partnership now in full swing. On Monday evenings I will be working at the Adidas RUNBASE Berlin in Kreuzberg on the Medical team. Check out Medical Mondays.
The service is open to all Adidas runners who want to ask questions, get some advice or sign in for a check up with myself and Dr. Pouria Taheri (sports medicine, orthopedic surgery).
I’ve clearly been too busy to post anything for quite a while!
Indeed the past months have been filled with new clients and courses and planning for events like the Berlin Marathon. Life at BSM is in full swing. Along the way of this year, through some very unplanned and twisted paths I’ve made a few interesting discoveries relating to bodies, health and this and that. Here are 5 new discoveries of this year.
Running – It comes from the Hips
Strength, speed and performance in running have a lot to do with the hips and how the muscles around them allow or restrict movement when you run. What happens at the hips can effect the mechanics and function of the entire leg so its a good place to start to improve your running. Generally speaking, for many amateur and new runners the injuries or pain points they get come from bad hip function, stability and/or pelvic position. (The topic of foot mechanics, e.g. severe pronation or supination and its effect on the leg for running will be covered separately and should always be checked by a specialist).
Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of runners with various classic running related injuries – runners knee, ITB Syndrome, shin splints and back problems. As I’m not an expert runner I did a lot of reading around on the topics so I could understand what factors might be part of the problem, and therefore what a good treatment solution would be. I have to say, once you get your head around running biomechanics and a bit of physiology it all starts to make sense.
I’ll give you the executive summary of 23 pages of note taking –