Soft Surfaces Mean Fewer Injuries, Right?
A couple of years ago I struggled with a hamstring injury that just would not heal. The problem was caused by my failure to do enough (or any) physiotherapy following an Achilles tendon surgery, after which I lost significant muscle mass in my right calf. I was able to run again fairly soon, but incurred a series of injuries on my "strong" side, obviously as a result of overcompensating (I could see this also in the uneven wear patterns on the soles of my running shoes). Unfortunately, I'm pretty terrible at following through with non-running strength and flexibility exercises, even...
RDRC Interview with Dr. Jesse Timm, Chiropractor
Dr. Jesse Timm is known to some in the RDRC community for the series of minimalist running workshops he held last year at the shop. He is also known – in his day job role as a chiropractor – for the help he has provided to some of us when we’ve had back or alignment problems. A Singapore resident since 2010, Jesse has always been an athlete, wrestling and rowing at the university level, but since then, mostly running, logging up to 200 injury-free kilometres a week in preparation for his first 100K in 2012. A sports injury in high school and...
RDRC Interview with Jenny Huang, founder of HelloPhysio
Taiwanese-Texan Jenny Huang is well-known on Singapore’s road racing scene (back when there was a road racing scene!), but she casts a much longer shadow out in the world of athletes from every sport (even desk jockeys!) who from time to time find that their bodies are not working quite right. Jenny is the founder and owner of HelloPhysio, which provides a wide range of physiotherapy and related services. We hate injuries, and we know you do too, so we thought we would talk to Jenny about what to do when you get injured, and more importantly, how to prevent...
How to Fix "WFH Ankles" via Exercise and Compression
In these WFH times you may have noticed that your feet and lower legs are much more swollen at the end of the day than they were in "normal" times. That's because your schedule is different, and so are the demands on your body. WFH means that many of us are sitting in front of our computers all day long, with few excuses to get up and walk around. We're not going out for lunch, we're not going out for a coffee, we're not wandering over to shoot the breeze with colleagues (or discuss work-related things with colleagues, boss!). Sitting in one position...
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