Category Archives: Physiotherapy

External Iliac Artery Endofibrosis and Cycling

External Iliac Artery Endofibrosis (EAIE) is a condition where blood flow is interrupted to the lower limb due to narrowing, scarring or kinking of the arteries around the hip and groin area. Cramp is the predominant symptom and most report a feeling of swelling, numbness or pain that develops in the calf, thigh or buttock […]

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Self-massage techniques for cyclists

Being such a repetitive uni-directional activity, cyclists are prone to developing tightness and imbalance in certain muscles groups. Here are some do-it-yourself techniques to try to relieve some common tightness encountered by cyclists, or between visits to your friendly Physio or Sports masseur.

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The Science of Cycling – a jolly to Italy

When I found out about the Science of Cycling conference in Italy, I immediately thought this has “Work Jolly” written all over it. I was also excited about the fact it was organised by Australians, and held at the European base of the Australian Institute of Sport. Now, whilst I well and truly call London […]

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Managing Cycling-related knee pain – The Meat in the sandwich Part 2

In part one of this blog, the “Meat in the sandwich” we identified what can cause cycling-related knee pain. In Part 2, we’ll discuss how to deal with it.

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Achilles tendinopathy & cycling – Learning from mistakes… or not!

The topic of this blog post has been inspired by my own stupidity! Achilles tendinopathy is a much less common injury in cycling compared to running and triathlon, as the load on the achilles is far more during running. However, as I found out the hard way (not once, but twice) they can occur, and […]

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