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How to avoid marathon injuries
Latest news | March 29, 2018
by Dr Courtney KippsThere are simple methods which you can incorporate into your daily training to help keep you running comfortably and without leaving you vulnerable or at significant risk of injury.      Keep your training varied As with most things in life, moderation is key. Keep a healthy...
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How do you know if you have a marathon running injury?
Blog | April 24, 2017
By Dr Courtney KippsHow did you do in the marathon? Did you beat your predicted time? How do you feel now? If you have sore legs, perhaps you are limping a bit or you’re hobbling down the stairs, you can rest assured that you’re in the same boat as most of the other runners. These post-...
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Avoiding marathon running injuries
Blog | April 20, 2017
By Dr Courtney Kipps Simple methods to incorporate into your marathon training to help keep you running comfortably and to reduce your risk of injury. Keep your training variedAs with most things in life moderation is key. Keep a healthy balance in your training and avoid excessive training in one ...
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5 tips to avoiding injury in the triathlon
Blog | August 1, 2016
The world’s biggest triathlon, the London Triathlon, takes place at Excel in London’s Docklands next weekend. The London Triathlon medical team includes doctors, nurses, physios and first-aiders from the British Red Cross ready to deal with the common medical emergencies and injuries tha...
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Marathon injuries (and how to avoid them!)
Blog | April 20, 2016
By Dr Courtney KippsThe marathon is a healthy event for most but can be a physical challenge for some. Injuries that occur on the day receive a lot of attention, not least because they often look dramatic, like bloody nipples, chafing groins and blisters, but also because they have a big impact on t...
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Sports concussion: top of the injury list at the Rugby World Cup?
Latest news | September 1, 2015
The 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks off this month right on our doorstep, setting us up for the prospect of watching two months of fast and hard-hitting rugby. Rugby medics tend not to watch much of the game itself, but rather concentrate on the players left on the ground, because along with the tackles ...
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Tips to keep you out of the triathlon medical tent
Latest news | August 7, 2015
It’s looking like it will be a warm weekend for the London Triathlon taking place at Excel in London’s Docklands tomorrow and Sunday. Every year about 13000 people take part in the world’s largest triathlon and it’s inevitable therefore that some people will require medical a...
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How much should I drink during a marathon? Wall Street Journal
In the news | February 23, 2015
Dr Courtney Kipps was featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal today on safe drinking practices during marathon running. www.wsj.com/articles/ease-up-on-the-water-during-that-marathon-1424715632 By Rachel Bachman. Dr Kipps says: “Drinking to thirst is a very effective and safe way to...
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Cycling, falls, fractures and brittle bones
Guest blog | November 23, 2014
This is a guest blog by Dr Roger Graham (an eminent Cape Town plastic surgeon and cyclist of note) who recently took a nasty tumble whilst cycling in the Pyrenees. Many thanks, Dr Graham, and get well soon! Dr Graham writes: Recently, I crashed my road bike and sustained severe fractures of my pelv...
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Cancer patients who exercise reduce their risk of death dramatically
Latest news | April 26, 2014
Taking part in physical activity after cancer diagnosis is associated with better survivalExercise is good for you: a recent study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health provides yet more evidence that physical activity is beneficial to health and reduces the risk of early death....
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