Running from Injury

The Complete Catalogue of Blogs  We have condensed all of the best blogs on how to avoid running injury into a slick PDF booklet with a table of contents outlining sections for optimum physical, psychological and performance outcomes. You can have this booklet FREE simply by sending an email to runningfrominjury@gmail.com with “Running from Injury Blog Catalogue” inContinue reading “Running from Injury”

Exercising Health Podcast Episode: Dr. Peter Francis

This chat I had with Christopher from Exercising Health just before Christmas is out now on iTunes and Spotify !! We spoke a lot about how modern environments and information overload impacts our health !! Click here to listen

A new study into running shoes found that comfort could come at the cost of injury.

This is Peter’s latest article written for the Conversation.com 23/09/2020 Evolution dictates that the human body adapts to cope with stresses present in the environment. The removal of stress from our environment means we cease to use that adaption. This is why your muscles grow in response to stress at the gym but shrink whenContinue reading “A new study into running shoes found that comfort could come at the cost of injury.”

BBC Science Interview

Coming up on BBC radio tonight at 20:30; Daniel Lieberman from Harvard University, Sharon Dixon from University of Exeter and me from Institute of Technology Carlow talk to Chhavi Sachdev on all things barefoot including evolution, injury and performance. Repeated Monday at 9:30am. Click here

Podcast Interview: The MOVEMENT Movement Podcast

An interview I did on The MOVEMENT Movement Podcast. Discussing how modern living has made us less ready for sport, how the absence of nuance leads to overly simplistic conclusions, science, the individual, clinicians, getting out of your head & into your body. Click here  

Pain and Function in the Runner: A Ten (din) uous Link

Readers of this blog may remember the blog I wrote about how to recover from the runners achilles heel. In it, I mentioned that we took a number of physiological measures of the calf before and after the training intervention. As always with science, it takes time but the research has finally been published andContinue reading “Pain and Function in the Runner: A Ten (din) uous Link”

Adaptation of Running Biomechanics to Repeated Barefoot Running

There is often confusion around the interpretation of scientific studies and what it actually means for runners. We recently wrote a letter to the editor of the American Journal of Sports Medicine to further explain findings reported by a study published in their journal. The letter has now been published.