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Should I keep running if my knees hurt?

In this guest blog, Knee Surgeon Ian McDermott explains whether you should keep running if your knees hurt. Over to Ian! There’s been quite lot of discussion that if one or both of your knees hurt when you’re running, then you should continue running. But there are certain instances where the correct advice is … Continued

The story of our rebrand

So the story about the APPI rebrand. The truth is we wanted to make sure the ‘downtime’ during Covid-19 was used properly. It has been the perfect time to take a step back from the day-to-day running of APPI and to reevaluate what the community means to us. It’s been … Continued

Strength and Conditioning for Runners

Like with most activities,running as a sport puts extra load and stress on the body that it needs to be able to manage. For runners, the load placed on the lower limbs is between 2.5 – 3 times bodyweight. The average male weighs approx 80kg x 2.5 (Load) = 200kg. … Continued

Beginners Run Club

Running remains one of the worlds most popular forms of exercises arguably due to is accessibility. All you need it a good pair if running shoes and the determination to step outside and put one foot in front of the other. As a physiotherapist with years of experience treating running … Continued

Running Injuries: Knee

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) What is it? PFPS is a term used to describe pain on the anterior aspect of your knee. It is most commonly present due a muscular imbalance throughout the leg. What are the symptoms of PFPS? PFPS pain is on the anterior aspect of the knee … Continued

Pilates to keep your spine happy whilst working from home

Is working from home turning you into a couch potato? Starting to get a few more grumbles from the mid and lower back whilst working from your kitchen table? I certainly am. With the current times ensuring that we #stayhomestaysafe a lot of us have to recreate at makeshift office … Continued

Top tips to support your immunity

Given the current climate, you may feel anxious and perhaps confused. In addition to washing your hands regularly and minimising exposure, there is a whole lot you can do to support and strengthen your immunity. Our immune system involves an intricate and complex network of cells which can recognise and … Continued

What are the benefits of women’s health Physiotherapy?

Do you know that 1 in 3 women experience urinary incontinence in the UK? 1 in 2 will develop a pelvic organ prolapse after childbirth? 60% of women will have diastasis recti (tummy muscle separation) at 6 weeks postpartum and 64% of women will have sexual problems at 6 months … Continued

The Sunshine Vitamin

What is it and why do we need it? Vitamin D is fat soluble, meaning it is dissolved in fats and oils (e.g. avocado, olive oil, nuts and seeds) and stored within the fat cells of our body. Unlike other vitamins, it is better classified as a steroid hormone, since … Continued

What you ought to know about stress

Top tips Feel stressed? The truth is, we all do – whether it’s a deadline, that morning commute, bills, daily chores or family commitments. According to Mental Health UK, 74% adults have felt so stressed over the last year that they have felt overwhelmed and unable to cope (1). When … Continued