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.[…]

Is your spiky ball or foam roller as effective as a sports massage?

Is your spiky ball or foam roller as effective as a sports massage?

The sadistic foam roller has firmly asserted a place for itself in the exercising community. Coaches, physiotherapists and athletes all recommend using foam roller massage to increase muscle length and help recovery from exercise. The internet is full of testimonials to its effectiveness and it even has its own Wikipedia page! I frequently advise myRead more about Is your spiky ball or foam roller as effective as a sports massage?[…]

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[…]