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Orthoses – so much more than ‘fit and forget’ Part 2 – by Nick Knight

The truth about how orthoses work is we are not 100% sure, we have different models and theories. To answer this question we need to understand patient and treatment goals, is it pain relief, running quicker for longer, or, in a diabetic patient, reducing the risk of ulceration? We know that they do work and…

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Orthoses – so much more than ‘fit and forget’ Part 1 – by Nick Knight

Before I begin, I would like to thank Tom for asking me to write a blog, Tom is a very knowledgeable physiotherapist and I feel privileged to write this blog for his site. The aim of this blog is to discuss the role of orthoses, try to change peoples current views on how we use…

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Achilles Tendon Blog by Nick Knight

A blog about Achilles tendons was suggested by an UKRunChat community member, so here goes. I did tell myself by trying to keep it shorter than my last blog, unfortunately I have failed! (It is slightly longer than some essays that I wrote at university) hopefully is all informative for you guys. So grab a…

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Footwear, breaking the myths

Firstly many thanks for the huge response following the first blog, lets keep this momentum going. I thought the picture above was very current, with the recent hype of using the ‘extra’ eyelet in the trainer. I will speak about other lacing techniques in a different blog. Right let’s get started. The footwear industry is…

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Heel Pain

There are many causes of heel pain and it is the most common type of pain we see here at NK Active. There are many causes of heel pain with the most common being Plantar Fascia pain, below are a few common causes of heel pain. Plantar Fasciitis / Plantar Fasiosis /Chronic Plantar heel pain…

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Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome aka Shin Splints

With marathon season fast approaching many are in training mode, and one of the most common injuries I see at this time in my clinic is medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). This commonly gets called ‘shin splints’ which is a catch all term to explain leg pain on exercise and is not a diagnosis. There…

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