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CrossFit & Injuries: Myths Vs Research

CrossFit is the most popular form of High Intensity Functional Training (HIFT) which involves high-intensity exercise with functional (multi-joint) movements. A recent 4 year study conducted by Yuri Feito of Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA from 2013 to 2017 concluded that CrossFit training is relatively safe compared to more traditional training modalities however there were 3 categories of CrossFitters who were found to be more at risk of injury: Those in their first year of training Those who engage in this training modality less than 3 days per week Those who participate in less than 3 workouts per week There have been many other, mostly controversial, publications on the inciden

Running / Gait analysis - Who would benefit?

Gait analysis offers the opportunity for clinical assessment of the act of walking or running. This can be part of a functional assessment for an injury or chronic pain and can be done during walking and/or running depending on which is the problem. It is also commonly used for athletes to help them to improve their running efficiency and to identify either postural/movement related problems in people with injuries. Issues with gait pattern can be the root cause of many different types of pain, for example heel pain, shin splints, knee pain, hip pain and even low back pain. Minor adjustments to the biomechanics of walking or running can alleviate many of these conditions and anomalies of gai