Physio Approved: Warm-Up Exercises to Do Before Your Winter Workout

As the chill of winter sets in, it’s more important than ever to adapt your exercise routine to the colder weather. Kaylee, our expert physiotherapist at Nordic Balance, is here to guide you through the essential warm-up exercises to do before your winter workout. With her extensive experience in physiotherapy, Kaylee understands the unique challenges that the cold […]

29th November 2023

How Runners Can Prevent and Treat Plantar Fasciitis

A common condition among runners, Plantar Fasciitis, is caused by repetitive strain on the thick band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes (known as the plantar fascia). It can cause pain in your heel or arch when walking or running. The pain can be sharp or dull and may worsen after […]

7th March 2023

The Benefits of Sports Massage for Runners

Runners are always looking for ways to improve their performance and reduce the risk of injury. One way to achieve both of these goals is through regular sports massage. Sports massage is a type of massage that focuses on the specific needs of athletes, such as runners. It can help promote flexibility and strength while reducing […]

23rd February 2023

5 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Running Injuries

It is normal, as a runner, to experience some pain at some point. What is not normal is when this pain becomes chronic or a recurrent injury. The current medical evidence suggests that almost half of non-professional runners get a recurrent injury, mainly affecting their knees, calves and ankles. In this article, our Senior Osteopath […]

30th January 2023

How to Manage a Running Injury

Running is one of the sports with a higher likelihood of getting an injury than most other sports. Whatever your level, an essential part of your running education and training is understanding how to manage a running injury.   The predominant site of these injuries is the knee. There is strong evidence that long training distance per week […]

22nd June 2022

The Role of Recovery in Marathon Training

Over the last few years, the number of regular runners in the UK has kept steadily increasing. Currently, around 16% of us enjoy at least an occasional jog, and 16 million UK adults stick to a weekly run.   But, for many amateur runners, their training is all self-taught. While #running has 4.9 billion views […]

18th May 2022

5 Top Tips for Marathon Training

The UK hosts more than 200 marathons, and every year thousands of runners of various abilities don their running shoes and hit the road; one such running enthusiast is our very own Lead Physiotherapist, Jean-Vincent (JV).   JV is not only a Physiotherapist but also our Clinical Lead at Nordic Balance and a Leader in […]

21st April 2022

An Expert’s Guide to Specific Prehababilitation Treatments For Runners

Prehabilitation treatments for runners can help athletes prevent injuries and increase performance. ‘Prehab’, as it is commonly referred to, is a comprehensive program of exercises and activities designed to address muscle imbalances and improve flexibility and condition-specific muscles prior to engaging in running activities.   Prehab treatments may include stretching, foam rolling, dynamic joint mobilization […]

16th March 2021

How to Avoid Common Running Injuries

The London Marathon is just around the corner. For thousands of people, it’s peak time to slip on their trainers and hit the road.   We are all aware of the benefits of running. We can increase cardiovascular fitness and enhance feelings of wellness and relaxation.   However, training errors can also predispose a runner […]

8th January 2020
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