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In the die-hard ski community it has been said that you’re not a real skier until you have ruptured your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). While this might be over-stepping the mark a little, there is no doubt that the rate of ACL ruptures in skiers...

The Hippocratic Oath is a pledge that all doctors take when they are first registered to practice medicine. It includes the well known and oft-repeated, "First, do no harm", from the Greek ‘Primum non nocere’. This is certainly a good principle for doctors and physiotherapists to...

Human movement is more enjoyable when the body is flexible and capable of performing without restriction. Many tend to relate stretching to Yoga or Pilates. Some experts have advocated prolonged 60-second stretching as the gold standard for individuals and athletes.   We lose flexibility due to underlying...

As we have a special interest area in endurance sports and running we see a lot of people who have pain in their buttock that can be quite debilitating. It seems the classic case is the middle aged man with pain in their calf and...

[caption id="attachment_674" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Weighty issues[/caption] For those interested in running no doubt you would have come across news of the Class-action lawsuit against Vibram Five Fingers that was settled back in May. Since then those who had long scoffed at the shift away from big...

Like any responsible clinic owner, I occasionally Google our clinic name, to see what the search returns. A few years ago I found a bad review on an athlete’s blog. The review (which was later removed) was along the lines of “I went to Tokyo...

Over the past 20 years the method of choosing a running shoe has broken down as as follows: Have someone tell you if you are pronated or neutral Choose a shoe to match your foot type – supportive (pronation control) or neutral But recently studies have...

Clients of Tokyo Physio and those unfortunate enough to have shared a dinner party with us when the topic arises will know that we are very passionate and opinionated when it comes to running. It is an exciting time in the sport as long held...

Working in a ski side physiotherapy clinic without a medical centre, you end up talking about ACLs (anterior cruciate ligament) a lot. In fact, once we are able to confirm the ACL rupture with clinical tests, I’ve got my speech  down-pat – press play on...

The word is out – after two years absence Ironman Japan is to return and it’s new home is Hokkaido. Hakuba Multisport is a Hokkaido based triathlon coaching and camp operating company that has also posted information on the race and the area. The race will be...

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