Sports Injury Physio Blog

Do compression socks work?

Do compression socks work?

Maryke LouwMaryke is an expert sports physiotherapist who provides online physio consultations using Skype. She is registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy as well as the Health and Care Professions Council. https://sports-injury-physio.com/

How do you cool-down after exercise? Here’s what works.

How do you cool-down after exercise? Here’s what works.

A cool-down includes all the activities that you do in the hour after exercise. It can broadly be divided into an active cool-down and a passive cool-down. An active cool-down is commonly believed to be better than a passive cool-down for recovery from training and preventing injuries, but is it really? I have to admitRead more about How do you cool-down after exercise? Here’s what works.[…]

How To Use Protein To Boost Running Training and Recovery

How To Use Protein To Boost Running Training and Recovery

With companies keen on selling you their protein powders and protein shakes, it is often difficult to know if nutrition advice on the internet is grounded in solid research or is just a ploy to get more sales. The advice provided by popular magazines like Men’s Health have also been shown to often be pseudo-science.Read more about How To Use Protein To Boost Running Training and Recovery[…]

Stop Telling People That Static Stretches Are Bad Before Exercise

Stop Telling People That Static Stretches Are Bad Before Exercise

Stretching has become a controversial subject in recent years. You may have seen headlines such as “Stretching does not prevent injury” or you may even have been told by a well-meaning trainer that you should never do static stretches before exercise. These comment hold some truth, but is an extreme oversimplification of the research andRead more about Stop Telling People That Static Stretches Are Bad Before Exercise[…]