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Overcoming Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 122 episodes, 3 days, 3 hours, 59 minutes
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Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy is a horrible condition affecting athletes and non-athletes alike. If you fall victim to the misguided information that is circulating the internet, symptoms can persist for months, sometimes years and start impacting your everyday life. This podcast is for those looking for clear, evidence-based guidance to overcome Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy. Hosted by Brodie Sharpe, an experienced physiotherapist and content creator, this podcast aims to provide you with the clarity & control you desperately need. Each episode brings you one step closer to finally overcoming your proximal hamstring tendinopathy. With solo episodes by Brodie, success stories from past sufferers and professional interviews from physiotherapists, coaches, researchers and other health professionals so you get world class content. Tune in from episode #1 to reap the full benefits and let's get your rehabilitation back on track!
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Game Changers in Tendinopathy Research with Myles Murphy

In today's episode, we delve deep into the world of tendinopathy research with Miles Murphy, a renowned physiotherapist, neuroscience, and lower limb injury researcher. Together with Ebony Rio, they've published influential work that could change how tendinopathies are managed.Key Highlights:Understanding Tendinopathy: Miles Murphy provides a thorough overview of the history, physiology, and pathology of tendinopathies, emphasizing the complexity and nuances of tendon injuries.Innovative Research: The discussion includes insights into recent groundbreaking papers that challenge and expand our understanding of tendinopathy management.Treatment Modalities Explored: Various treatments such as PRP, corticosteroid injections, and shockwave therapy are critically evaluated, with a focus on their effectiveness and practical application in clinical settings.Load Management: The core of tendinopathy management, according to Murphy, revolves around appropriate load management, highlighting the importance of understanding and adjusting the mechanical load on tendons for optimal recovery.Future Directions: The episode concludes with a forward-looking discussion on the potential future directions in tendinopathy research and management, including the development of new outcome measures and a better understanding of pain mechanisms associated with tendon issues.Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
4/9/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 54 seconds
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Strategies for Overcoming All Types of Pain

In this enlightening episode of the Smarter Scholars podcast, we delve into the intricate world of understanding and overcoming various types of pain. Drawing inspiration from the Huberman Lab podcast and personal experiences, this episode offers a comprehensive look at the physical and psychological aspects of pain, providing listeners with practical strategies and tools to manage and overcome pain effectively.Key Discussion Points:Understanding Pain:Brodie shares a personal experience of a minor accident while running, leading to a broader discussion on the nature of pain.Pain is fundamentally a brain output, regardless of its acute or chronic nature.It's vital to understand that pain receptors, or nociceptors, can only detect heat, pressure, and pH changes, emphasizing the brain's role in interpreting these signals.Strategies for Overcoming Pain:The episode highlights effective interventions for chronic pain, such as intentional distraction, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and cognitive reframing.These strategies emphasize the importance of not just sensory experience but also emotional states in managing pain.Psychological Aspects of Pain:The discussion delves into how catastrophization and personality traits like optimism can significantly affect pain perception and recovery.The role of psychological factors, including stress, anxiety, and past traumas, is explored in relation to pain experiences.Role of Physical Therapy and Other Treatments:The episode touches on various treatment options for chronic pain, including medications, nerve blocks, psychological therapies, physical and occupational therapy approaches, complementary alternative medicines, and self-empowerment strategies.The critical role of physical therapists in pain management and recovery is highlighted.Nutrition and Pain:The conversation extends to the impact of nutrition on pain and recovery, emphasizing the importance of anti-inflammatory diets and identifying food triggers.Journaling Protocol for Pain Management:Based on another Huberman Lab podcast episode, a specific journaling protocol is discussed as an effective tool for managing chronic pain and mental health.Conclusion:The episode concludes with a comprehensive understanding of pain, emphasizing that it's not only a physical sensation but also deeply intertwined with our emotional and psychological states. By exploring various methods, including intentional distraction, mindfulness, cognitive reframing, and practical approaches like physical therapy and nutrition, listeners are equipped with a diverse array of tools to confront and manage their pain effectively.Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
3/26/202447 minutes
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Is it Ischiofemoral Impingement Instead of PHT?

Today we learn all about Ischiofemoral impingement syndrome and whether you have it instead of PHT or if you have it alongside your PHT. We dive into the clinical presentation, diagnostic tests and potential treatments along with the recent research on the topic. Paper 1: Ischiofemoral impingement syndrome masked by proximal hamstring tendinopathy as a cause of gluteal pain in a marathon runnerPaper 2: Ischiofemoral Impingement Syndrome: Clinical and Imaging/Guidance Issues with Special Focus on UltrasonographyBook a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
3/12/202435 minutes, 14 seconds
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Jennifer's PHT Success Story

Enter code PODCAST7 for 7-Day Access to the PHT membership https://app.runsmarter.online/access/phtmembership Jennifer's PHT Success Story: A Deep Dive into Overcoming Proximal Hamstring TendinopathyIn this episode, we sit down with Jennifer, a passionate runner from Fort Collins, Colorado, who shares her inspiring journey of overcoming proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT). Discover the challenges she faced, the evidence-based treatments she explored, and how she busted widespread misconceptions about PHT.Episode Highlights:Introduction to Jennifer and PHTJennifer's athletic background and how she transitioned from soccer to running.Early signs of PHT and initial reactions.Jennifer's PHT JourneyThe onset of symptoms and initial treatments.The struggle with misdiagnosis and the frustration of recurring pain.Turning PointDiscovering the root cause of her symptoms.Adjusting her approach to treatment and rehab.Effective Treatments and StrategiesEvidence-based treatments that worked for Jennifer.The role of weightlifting and specific exercises in her recovery.Challenges and MisconceptionsCommon misconceptions about PHT and Jennifer's experience dispelling them.The psychological impact of long-term injury and finding identity beyond running.Success and Advice for OthersJennifer's return to trail running and her achievements post-recovery.Advice for runners facing similar challenges.Key Takeaways:Understanding PHT and the importance of accurate diagnosis.The significance of a tailored, evidence-based approach to treatment.The mental and emotional aspects of recovering from a long-term injury.Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
2/27/20241 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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Unweaving Chronic PHT Pain with Andrea Moore

Enter code PODCAST7 for 7-Day Access to the PHT membership https://app.runsmarter.online/access/phtmembership Dr. Andrea Moore is a Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Specialist, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and the host of the Unweaving Chronic Pain Podcast.On the podcast, she shares her insights and expertise on chronic pain and how the nervous system plays a pivotal role in our pain experience. Andrea also offers practical advice for those navigating their journey through chronic pain. Her holistic approach, focusing not only on the physical but also on the mental, emotional, and even ancestral aspects of pain, provides a comprehensive framework for understanding and addressing chronic pain in ways that traditional models might not fully encompass.Remember, healing from chronic pain is a journey that encompasses more than just the physical body. By integrating mind-body practices, understanding the underlying factors contributing to pain, and approaching oneself with kindness and curiosity, significant strides can be made towards recovery and a better quality of life.Follow Andrea Moore Here:Pain Archetype Assessment: https://welcome.drandreamoore.com/pain_response_assessmentInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drandreamoore/ Website: https://drandreamoore.com/Podcast: https://www.unweavingchronicpain.com/Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
2/13/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 45 seconds
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How Often Should You Do Isometrics?

This episode covers a practical strategy for using isometrics your your proximal hamstring tendinopathy rehab. Including:What Are Isometrics? Explanation of isometric exercises compared to isotonic exercises? Examples of isometrics in rehabilitation, particularly for Posterior Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT).Isotonic vs. Isometric Exercises: Description and examples of isotonic exercises and their isometric counterparts. Detailed examples: glute bridges (both double leg and single leg variations), long lever bridges, and isometric variations of these exercises.Diagnostic Use of Isometric ExercisesBenefits of Isometrics for Tendons:Research insights on the positive impact of isometrics on tendons, particularly in avoiding muscle and tendon fatigue.Primary Reasons for Using Isometrics: Two main reasons for incorporating isometrics in rehab: as a baseline exercise for deconditioned or sensitive injuries and for their analgesic (pain-relieving) effects.Tailoring Isometrics to Individual Needs:Emphasis on customizing isometric exercises based on the individual's pain levels and rehab stage.Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
1/30/202423 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Impact of Nutrition on Tendon Health

Click here for details on the PHT Monthly MembershipThis episode delves into the relationship between nutrition and tendon health, inspired by a systematic review and insights from running physio Tom Goom.Key Points Discussed:Collagen Synthesis: Importance in tendon health and adaptation.Systematic Review Findings: Evaluating the impact of nutrition on tendon health.Alcohol Consumption: Its role in tendon health and the risks associated with it.Collagen Supplements: Potential benefits and the need for further research.Nutritional Advice from Fran Taylor: Professional insights on diet and tendinopathy management.Load Management in Rehab: Strategies for effective tendon rehabilitation.Conclusion: This episode offers valuable insights into how nutrition can impact tendon health, supported by scientific research and expert opinions. It emphasizes the importance of a balanced diet, the potential role of supplements, and the need for careful management in tendon rehabilitation.Timestamps:[00:00] Introduction to the episode's topic: Nutrition's impact on tendon health.[00:53] Background on the episode's inspiration and mention of Tom Goom's runners workshop.[01:17] Discussion of a systematic review on nutrition and tendon health.[02:13] Explanation of collagen synthesis in tendon health.[03:09] Objective of the systematic review and its methodology.[04:08] Importance of evaluating the quality of studies in a systematic review.[05:05] Overview of the findings from the systematic review.[06:03] Discussion on the combination of nutrients for tendon health.[07:01] Findings on alcohol consumption and tendon health.[08:54] Impact of collagen supplements on tendinopathy.[10:17] Limitations in the conclusions drawn from the studies.[11:41] Insights from nutritionist Fran Taylor on diet, supplements, and tendinopathy.[15:05] Additional recommendations for managing tendinopathy.[21:19] Summary and final thoughts on tendon rehab and nutrition.Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
1/16/202424 minutes, 6 seconds
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PHT Warm-Ups/Yoga/Post-Op Instructions/Pain in Multiple Areas

Click here for details on the PHT Monthly MembershipIn the episode we answer the following questions:Alex Ashby: What is a good pre-run warm up routine when tackling PHT? Janine: Would love some advice on stretching and PHT - really feels like it doesn't want to be overstretched but would really value your view on yoga or stretch classes and when these help or hinder.Roosa: Those who have had surgery (still chronic) vs those who haven’t —> is the rehab still similar?Roosa: First symptom was sore foot, then super tight adductor, then side glute PAIN, then PHT. Any clues about that? For 5 years my question has been: which is the chicken, which is the egg and does it even matter?Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
1/2/202439 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mark’s PHT Success Story

Click here for details on the PHT Monthly MembershipThe podcast episode features Mark, a competitive masters runner in his sixties, sharing his journey overcoming proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT). We start exploring his initial symptoms, mistakes made, setbacks, and successful recovery methods. Mark's proactive approach to understanding his condition, especially upon receiving a diagnosis, led him to discover Brodie's podcast dedicated to PHT.Mark's injury originated from intense post-race training that exacerbated the PHT. Despite his initial resistance, Mark realized the importance of prioritizing rehab over running, a mental shift essential for recovery. His mistakes included running too much and participating in races prematurely. Gradually, he learned to follow prescribed exercise routines and mastered techniques like the deadlift, which significantly targeted the affected tendon.The conversation emphasizes the mental aspect of recovery, with Mark highlighting the significance of maintaining a routine, even during injury, for both physical and mental well-being. His dedication to sustaining a runner's routine, adjusting workouts, and staying positive played a pivotal role in his successful rehabilitation.Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
12/19/202354 minutes, 44 seconds
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Q&A: Yoga & Nordic Curls / Hip Extension Irritation / Return to Running

Click here for details on the PHT Monthly MembershipOn this Episode, Brodie answers the follow questions:1.) Craig: Can yoga and/or nordic curls help reduce hamstring issues?2.) Tasha: Single leg hip extensions with the band tend to irritate my PHT, however hip thrusts (with heel on chair/step) do not. Any advice/ideas on why that might be?3.) Caroline: I have been wondering during PHT rehab if it’s okay to start running again? How will I/others know when it’s okay to start jogging? Feels like it’s getting there but figured it must be a common questionBook a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
12/5/202330 minutes, 56 seconds
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Q&A: Managing Multiple Injuries/ Preventing PHT/ Sit Bone Stress/ Marathon Ambitions

Click here for details on the PHT Monthly MembershipWe answer the following questions:1.) Anna: I have HHT preceded by Achilles tendinopathy on the same side. Related? 2.) Anna: Best strength and rehab work to heal/prevent PHT?3.) Rachel: I’ve not had PHT so how can I avoid it?4.) Jordan: Imaging showed PHT plus a bone stress reaction in the ischial tuberosity. Is this common?5.) Sue: Have had recurrent PHT. Can’t run more than 10 k every second day. This is ok to start running a marathon? Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
11/21/202333 minutes, 29 seconds
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Understanding the PHT Basics with Matthew Boyd

Click here for details on the PHT Monthly MembershipThis episode comes from The Adaptive Zone Podcast and talks about: What is Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy? What else could be causing pain in that area? How do you fix Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy? How long does it take to fully recover from Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy? Is foam rolling or stretching good for Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy? Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
11/7/202351 minutes, 23 seconds
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PHT Injury Chat Insights: Sarah & Caspian

Click here for details on the PHT Monthly MembershipBrodie reviews two PHT injury chat recordings to help you understand more about your own PHT rehab. Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
10/24/202346 minutes, 23 seconds
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How to Think Away Your Pain

Click here for details on the PHT Monthly MembershipBrodie reviews the book: Think Away Your Pain and how it can translate to helping Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy rehab.Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
10/10/202344 minutes, 3 seconds
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Rehab when Aging / Cushioned Sitting / Plyometrics / Recovery Expectations

Click here for details on the PHT Monthly MembershipQuestions for today's episode:1.) Alicia: Hypothetically, What happens when and if I age out of being able to perform my current weekly PHT maintenance exercises? Are there alternative exercises that will keep my hammy happy?2.) Jen: Will using a cushion long term make the tendon weaker in sitting or is it better to wean off using a cushion at some point?3.) Jen: Once the tendon is near the end stage of recovery, is it recommended to do any plyometric exercises to make it “extra” resilient? If so, what would be some recommended exercises?4.) Joseph: Is this a condition that can be cured, or is it a chronic condition that has to be managed for the rest of one’s life?Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
9/26/202335 minutes, 10 seconds
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Other Reasons for Buttock Pain

In today's episode, Brodie reviews a paper titled: Buttock Pain in Athletes:a Narrative ReviewLearn the other conditions and structures that can cause symptoms similar to proximal hamstring tendinopathy. Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
9/12/202351 minutes, 59 seconds
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Jen’s Chronic Pain Success Story

Jen has been battling proximal hamstring tendinopathy for many years and after her journey of self-discovery, has managed to become symptom-free.Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
9/1/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 33 seconds
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Liz's PHT Success Story

Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
8/18/202355 minutes, 7 seconds
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From Fear to Safety: A Roadmap to Recovery

Brodie covers a 2022 paper titled 'From Fear to Safety: A Roadmap to Recovery From Musculoskeletal Pain' and relates the biopsychosocial model to the recovery of proximal hamstring tendinopathy. Learn how to rehab PHT beyond strengthening exercises!Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
8/1/202356 minutes, 41 seconds
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Is Your PHT Actually Sciatica?

In today's episode Brodie review this article to identify the difference between PHT and sciatica:https://www.uhcw.nhs.uk/self-care/sciatica/Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
7/18/202338 minutes, 43 seconds
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Rebecca’s PHT Success Story

Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
7/4/202358 minutes, 49 seconds
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PHT Q&A Celebrating 100 Episodes!

Coming from the listeners of the podcast, Brodie answers the following questions: How do you recommend exercises and the number of reps for different age groups? I spent a year rehabbing PHT on my right hamstring, but now my left hamstring flared up! How common is this and what can I do? What is the best way to treat PHT if it has been going on for years and doctors mis-diagnosed it for something else? Do you ever recommend conventional deadlifts as a rehab exercise for PHT or are Romanian deadlifts always going to be the best variation? How do you know it's time to enter the maintenance phase of your rehab? Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
6/20/202344 minutes, 34 seconds
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A 2023 Review of PHT Treatment

This episode reviews a 2023 paper titled: Comparison of Conservative Interventions for Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: A Systematic Review and Recommendations for RehabilitationBook a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
6/6/202334 minutes, 15 seconds
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Angela’s PHT Success Story

Angela has had a successful recovery from PHT and shares 6 rehab insights surrounding: PHT Flare-ups Pain Recommendations Rehab isn't all or nothing Strength Progressions Injury Frustrations Defining Progress Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
5/23/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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Orthobiologics Effectiveness for Tendinopathy Treatment

This episode covers everything to do with Orthobiologics, PRP, stem call therapy and other injectables for the treatment of a tendinopathy.Resources and papers covered:Paper 1: Orthobiologics: Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Tendinopathies (2021)Paper 2: Application of Orthobiologics in Achilles Tendinopathy: A Review (2022)Paper 3: Effect of High-Volume Injection, Platelet-Rich Plasma, and Sham Treatment in Chronic Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy: A Randomized Double-Blinded Prospective Study.Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
5/9/202342 minutes, 19 seconds
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10 Treatments to Avoid with Tendon Pain

This episode discusses a 2018 paper by Jill Cook titled: 'Ten treatments to avoid in patients with lower limb tendon pain'Listen in to hear what treatments you should and shouldn't avoid including injections, scans, stretching and exercise. Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
4/25/202343 minutes, 18 seconds
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Matt’s PHT Success Story

Matt was suffering with PHT for over a year and managed to follow the right tools and strategies for a full recovery. Today, we discuss the likely cause for his symptoms, what treatments were effective/ineffective, what really helped rehab turn a corner and Matt's take-aways for anyone else suffering with proximal hamstring tendinopathy.Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
4/13/202351 minutes, 53 seconds
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What are the best running shoes for PHT?

This episode covers what running shoe you need to recovery from Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy including: Your shoe stack height Your shoe heel drop Your shoe weight You will also learn: How the hamstring works during the running action What is running cadence What influence does terrain and speed play for PHT Book a free 20-min physio chat hereClick here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
3/28/202326 minutes, 7 seconds
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Joey's PHT Success Story

Joey has suffered bilateral proximal hamstring tendinopathy for years. As a hyrox athlete, his sport features fast running, sled pushes, heavy lifting and several other stages which requires an enormous load of the body. After trying shockwave, PRP, steroid injections and countless other therapies, Joey is on the podcast to share his journey and ultimately, what helped him overcome PHT. Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
3/14/202342 minutes, 22 seconds
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Why Getting Your Injury Better can be Dangerous

It sounds counter-intuitive. Why would getting better be dangerous?  Brodie explains the physical and psychological dangers of this phase of the recovery cycle along with useful tips to negotiate its treacherous waters. Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
2/28/202333 minutes
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Rob’s PHT Success Story

This episode covers Rob's struggles and eventually, success with proximal hamstring tendinopathy. Hear his injury insights, mistakes and helpful tips for anyone looking to overcome their own running injury.  Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
2/14/202349 minutes, 16 seconds
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Modifications & Progressions for Hamstring Curls

This episode is a deep dive into the hamstring curl exercise for your proximal hamstring tendinopathy rehabilitation. Learn the different equipment and positions for this exercise along with suitable progressions, modifications and variations.  Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
1/31/202326 minutes
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Trevor’s PHT Success Story

Trevor developed PHT 9 months ago after elevating his speedwork too quickly. After a misdiagnosis and ineffective treatment, Trevor eventually found himself on the path to success.  Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
1/17/202345 minutes, 38 seconds
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Talking About the Festive Flare-Up

In this episode, Brodie discusses the reasons why your Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy can be flared up around the festive season.  Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
1/3/202323 minutes, 3 seconds
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Are You Scared to Progress Your Exercises?

We cover two very common scenarios: 1.) I am scared to progress because I have pain even doing bodyweight exercises 2.) I am scared to progress because heavy exercises has flared me up in the past Brodie helps reassure these 2 scenarios along with practice takeaways to enhance your recovery.    Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
12/20/202221 minutes, 10 seconds
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Amy's PHT Success Story

Amy developed Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy in late 2020 and has been battling with the ups and downs of recovery ever since. Recently, she has changed her rehabilitation routine and running approach and has seen tremendous gains. On the episode today, you'll hear Amy's success story and the elements of her recovery that weren't so helpful, along with the elements that eventually turned things around.  Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
12/6/202248 minutes, 57 seconds
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Q&A: Pain Behind Knee/Max Deadlift Calculations/Cross Training/Pain Guidelines

This episode addresses the following PHT questions: My hamstring pain is right behind the knee. Should I go through the same exercise and recovery regimen as PHT? How do you determine the max weight you should use for a specific exercise (is there a calculation/formula)? Once you are in the maintenance phase, can you reduce the weight used and it still is effective? I love running long distances (marathons and 50Ks), but am willing to take a break while I focus on recovery for my PHT. Do you have any suggestions for other cardio that wouldn’t aggravate it? Should I be pain-free post-exercise to progress? Or is low-level but stable pain ok to progress cautiously? Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
11/22/202231 minutes, 4 seconds
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Q&A: Combining Rehab & Run Days/Flare-up Plans/Sciatica Symptoms/Finding a Good PT

This episode addresses the following PHT questions: When you realize you have pushed past your “adaptation zone”, for example, on a longer, faster run than intended, what is the best post workout plan?  Do you run on your off days or strength days otherwise how would you track what may cause a flare up? hHw does the sciatic nerve factor into this injury? The nerve is next to tendon? How can you determine if the injury is hamstring and or sciatica? What to look for in a good PT. I am struggling with this one! Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
11/8/202238 minutes, 15 seconds
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Q&A: Flare-up Confusion/Measuring Progress/Chronic Pain Susceptibility/Preventing PHT

This episode addresses the following PHT questions: What makes PHT seemingly come back out of nowhere? Is the treatment different for this recurrence? With this being such a slow-healing injury, how do you measure week-to-week progress? Are there markers of progress besides a reduction in the day-to-day pain level? What makes a chronic sufferer? Body type or genetics?  How can we prevent PHT? Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
10/25/202244 minutes, 12 seconds
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Injury Update: Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy

In this episode, Brodie recaps what he has learnt over the years about PHT. It was originally released on the Run Smarter Podcast and is now shared on the PHT podcast.  Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
10/11/202232 minutes, 23 seconds
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Gender Differences with Tendon Adaptation

9/27/202225 minutes, 11 seconds
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Pain Science, Mindfulness and Healing Chronic Injuries with Maddie

Maddie is a recreational runner who has had bilateral plantar fasciitis for over 5 years. She has faced debilitating symptoms including intense pain, pins and needles and burning sensations which dramatically altered her social life. Cooking, shopping, walking the dogs and playing with her son were sometimes ceased because the pain was so bad. Despite periods of time not running, the pain continued. Maddie shares her newfound improvement after actively researching pain science and implementing exercises such as mindfulness, deep breathing and mantras into her regular routine. She talks about the sudden change of symptoms, the relevance of heightened awareness to an injury and her new understanding of having a flareup. Listen to this episode to gain insight into the bio-psycho-social side of pain and the practical tips you can make to enhance your recovery.  Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
9/13/202244 minutes, 48 seconds
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Rob Jones’ PHT Success Story

Rob developed a hamstring strain mid-race in January 2018 which eventually progressed into pain when sitting and driving. Initial shockwave therapy irritated symptoms for over a week and Rob struggled to get symptoms under control.  With limited fitness equipment at home, Rob made use of what he could and with careful progressions, would see his first glimpse of hope.  Rob shares his initial successes alongside his apprehensive/nervous start in a gym and walk-run program.  Listen to hear the profound insights with practical takeaways in this PHT success story. Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
8/30/202242 minutes, 24 seconds
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Q&A: Preserving Strength/Rehab vs Strength/Anterior Pelvic Tilts/Stride Implementation

In today's episode, Brodie answers the following questions: Rob: "I'm currently on a 2-week holiday. I do have access to the gym here but the equipment isn't as good as at my gym at home. Is easing back on the exercise likely to set me back at all?  Brent: "Are the rehab stages considered 'strength' training and, if so, is it too much strength, taking away from my runs or bike days?" Jennifer: "I saw a PT who said my hamstring was constantly under tension because of a pelvic tilt. Do you know if anterior pelvic tilts can be a cause of PHT or if there's any benefit to correcting the tilt?" Rebecca Appleby: "When the PHT is responding well to a solid rehab plan, at what point can strides be reincorporated into a return to run routine, or does the PHT need to be remedied first?" Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
8/16/202239 minutes, 9 seconds
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Q&A: Global PHT awareness/tendon strength assessment/rehab after recovery/mid-belly soreness

In today's episode, Brodie answers the following questions: Julia: Hi Brodie I have a general query about the fact that this condition is so difficult to treat within the physio/orthopedic community with seemingly only a handful of specialists (like yourself) who understand how to rehab it successfully. Is this a new 21st-century condition that has been amplified by our sedentary lifestyles and long hours of sitting at work? It just seems strange that no one had this problem back in the 80s and 90s when jogging/running became so popular.  Harvey: Hi Brodie, Maybe you could expand on how a PHT sufferer assesses whether they have a relatively strong or weak tendon. For example, a slight increase in a strength exercise or perhaps too much sitting in a given time period will cause a flareup and will often take 4-5 days for the tendon to settle back down. Trina: Rehabilitation exercises are great; usually doing the job to strengthen and “repair” if following doctor’s orders. However, once the hamstring and/or tendon no longer cause pain, is it expected that someone would continue the exercises, and if so, would it be less frequently, fewer reps, lower intensity, or something else? In other words, what is the post recovery protocol? Jen Johnson: Hi Brodie, my question is, how common is it to have pain in the "muscle belly" of the hamstring? Is this truly connected to this PHT injury? I occasionally have pain at the high tendon attachment but it is rare. I have really stalled in my rehab and I am wondering if it could be something else. I should clarify, that in the beginning, it was more prominent in the attachment but not now. Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
8/2/202230 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tendon Compression Explained

I talk with a lot of people with proximal hamstring tendinopathy, and I commonly hear them say "Brodie, I know you talk about the importance of tendon compression during rehab, but I still don't fully get it". Well, this episode aims to clear the confusion behind what tendon compression is and why is it important in your PHT rehab. Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
7/19/202220 minutes, 56 seconds
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Expert opinions on PHT treatment (2021 paper)

Brodie reviews a paper titled: Proximal hamstring tendinopathy; expert physiotherapists' perspectives on diagnosis, management and prevention. This paper interviewed leading PHT experts and discuss the following categories:  Onset of pain, location of symptoms, clinical tests, palpation, scans, differential diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention. Check out the paper here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33378733/ Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
7/5/202234 minutes, 13 seconds
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How to rehab your PHT without a gym membership

While a gym membership is highly encouraged, sometimes it isn't readily available. Whether it is financially, accessibility or you are travelling in the short-term. For this reason, this episode covers rehabilitation tips if a gym membership is not an option. Brodie covers helpful exercises and progressions with 5 levels of equipment. Level 1: No equipment Level 2: Resistance bands Level 3: Swiss ball Level 4: Weighted backpacks Level 5: Adjustable dumbbells Tune in to gain insight into your proximal hamstring tendinopathy rehabilitation.  Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
6/21/202227 minutes, 54 seconds
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Will your PHT get better on its own?

Today, Brodie discusses the key principles of injury management. In particular, will an injury get better on its own. Brodie starts with discussing the injury adaptation zone and why some injuries revert back to a pain-free state quickly, while others persist. These include:  Mismanagement in the early phases. Load exceeding capacity outside of running. Persisting with missing pieces to your rehab.  Encountering unhelpful misinformation about your injury Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
6/7/202230 minutes, 18 seconds
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Arthi's PHT success story

Arthi developed proximal hamstring tendinopathy in September 2021 one month out from a marathon. With stretching, manual therapy and dry needling, the medical team gave Arthi the all-clear to participate in the marathon. She raced and qualified for the Boston marathon but symptoms persisted. Arthi stopped running and continued swimming, foam rolling, chiro adjustments, dry needling and sports massages to try and heal. The situation was becoming urgent as the Boston Marathon approached ever closer. Arthi turned her rehab around and comes onto the podcast to share her success, insights and her Boston marathon outcome!    Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
5/24/202249 minutes, 17 seconds
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Why PHT exercises are now affecting the other leg

"Reached next level of insanity: since about 2 weeks my healthy leg is in pain because of PHT. Because of my other hammie I can't run, jump, walk too much and sit only on cushions.  This PHT on the right side started after doing hamstring exercises!  Exercises, that should heal or prevent from PHT!  Single leg elevated hip thrust and single leg glute bridges with straight legs.  I never had any tendon problems before my injury 2 years ago on my left leg.  So how can these exercises cause PHT on a healthy leg??  And what should I do for rehab when PT exercises cause PHT?" Brodie illuminates the confusion of this scenario along with helpful tips in this situation. Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
5/10/202224 minutes, 2 seconds
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Q&A: PRPs, MRIs, Medications & Return to activity

In today's episode, Brodie answers all the questions coming in from social media. Here is the list:  #1: When can I apply heat? And does ice and ibuprofen impede healing? #2: Can PRP help PHT? #3: My chronic PHT shows no tendon issues on MRI. Can my pain still be coming from the tendon? #4: How do I reintroduce compression activities? Eg. Cycling, Gardening, Hillwalking? #5: What core exercises can I incorporate that won't irritate PHT? #6: Should I be stretching, foam rolling my glutes? #7: How often should I be doing my heavier exercises? #8: What other books would you recommend for those recovering from PHT? Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online
4/26/202229 minutes, 21 seconds
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Brodie discussing PHT on the Fit Cookie Nutrition Podcast

From the Fit Cookie Nutrition Podcast: "In this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Brodie Sharpe, who is a physio therapist, podcaster, and founder of the Run Smarter Series. We discuss a common nagging runner injury in today's episode, proximal hamstring tendinopathy, and how Brodie recommends runners go about recovering from this injury". Check out the Fit Nutrition Cookie Podcast with host Holley Samuel Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online 
4/12/202259 minutes, 55 seconds
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When is it okay to stretch?

This episode covers the beliefs behind stretching and when it is safe and not safe with proximal hamstring tendinopathy. Stretching was once a common treatment option for this condition but as our understanding has changed, so has the management. But a lot of people with PHT need to return to stretching. Whether it is a pilates or yoga class or stretching without their chosen sport or physical activity. In addition, stretching the hamstring is a part of everyday life. Bending forward to put on shoes or picking something up off the floor is required but can sometimes cause discomfort. So, when is stretching okay for proximal hamstring tendinopathy?  Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online 
3/29/202223 minutes, 15 seconds
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Charlie's PHT success story

Charlie has been managing proximal hamstring tendinopathy after completing a marathon block in 2020. Pain originally started down the hamstring but eventually worked its way into the sitting bone. Initial treatment attempts included shockwave, strength training and steroid injections however PHT persisted.  Through dedication and willingness to understand this condition, Charlie finally turned a corner and shares all of his insights on today's podcast. Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online 
3/15/202250 minutes, 23 seconds
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PHT Podcast Announcement

3/8/20224 minutes, 18 seconds
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Understanding a painful strong tendon vs painful weak tendon

Brodie sheds some light on the difference between a strong and a weak tendon during a flare-up phase. These two scenarios should be interpreted and managed very differently so it is important to learn.Tune in to learn the differences in behaviours between strong and weak tendons during a PHT flare-up and what to do about each.Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discountIf you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online 
3/1/202227 minutes, 4 seconds
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Q&A: When will sitting ease/foam rolling/massage guns/PHT warm-ups & cooldowns

Brodie answers your proximal hamstring tendinopathy questions: 1.) Does it mean it is improving if you are progressing with the weights but sitting pain still remains painful? 2.) While strengthening seems to be the primary mode to rehab. What, if any, is evidence on modalities like stretching, foam rolling, massage gun for temporary relief from pain so we can do the strengthening protocols? 3.) What are the best warm-ups and warm-down stretches when you are easing yourself back into running after a PHT Dx? Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online 
2/22/202229 minutes, 46 seconds
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Q&A: Recovery expectations/Shockwave/PRP/Surgery

Brodie answers your proximal hamstring tendinopathy questions: 1.) I am managing to get back to running and close to my previous pace, do you ever recover from this injury and do you have any more good news stories? 2.) How effective is shock-wave therapy & PRP to treat PHT? 3.) I've had PRP 3 times, PT, Tenjet, growth factors and wondering are there any Drs that do surgery to remove the micro-tears?  I can find Drs that do surgery for complete tears but not these micro-tears that I have? Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online 
2/15/202224 minutes, 45 seconds
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Q&A: Running as rehab/muscle building/PHT race preparations

In today's Q&A Brodie answers the three following questions from podcast listeners: "I'm a marathon runner and I've been suffering from PHT for 3 years. Progressive loading exercises didn't work and eventually, I gave up. Nothing seemed to work. I've now started running again building up very slowly (started with 3x1 minute running and a minute walk between). I can now run 3.5 miles pain-free. In your opinion is this something that could continue to work for me and has anyone ever recovered from PHT in this way?" “Is there any technique to build LL muscle with this tendinopathy? PHT about 3 years. Finally, a year ago I found a PT which made me workout through pain (at no more than 4-5) with controlled movements, which has helped me be able to squat, deadlift, and some other movements at 75%-85% of my 1RM, which has improved my body quite a lot. I still find limits in what I can do or how much stress I can put into my workout. So please some advice on this subject would be greatly appreciated!” “Would love to hear more about rehabbing PHT while training for a race. I'm scheduled to run Boston in April and have been rehabbing since December 3rd. I haven't yet introduced speed back in but slowly building up mileage. Trying to decide if I should back out of the race or if I should run it and just take it easy. Just don't want to jeopardize my progress”. Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online 
2/8/202222 minutes, 23 seconds
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Incorporating nordics into your rehab with Damien McMahon

Damian McMahon is a physiotherapist from Ireland and also the creator of the Outlier nordic T-bar. This device is designed to make eccentric nordic exercises accessible within your house and without complicated set-ups. Brodie tried out the t-bar personally and decided to chat with Damian about the idea behind his device. We also cover useful information to help PHT sufferers strengthen their hamstrings along with Damian's 3 tips to reduce the risk of another hamstring injury.  Book a free 20-min physio chat here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online 
2/1/202233 minutes, 6 seconds
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Patient independence during rehab with Nathan Carlson

Nathan Carlson is a US-based Physical Therapist and co-host of the Runners Zone podcast. Brodie and Nathan talk about the importance of developing independence during a runner's rehabilitation and how a therapist needs to nature the independent process. This is important for every PHT sufferer to know. Some therapists may misdirect rehabilitation toward a short-term, dependant strategy, resulting in high consultation frequency & poor evidence-based approaches. Nathan talks about hands-on, passive treatments and when they are validated versus exercise-based rehabilitation. He also discusses the importance of empowering the runner through this process. Finally, Brodie and Nathan discuss red flags to look out for to see if you're on the wrong rehabilitation path. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
1/25/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 6 seconds
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Brodie’s thoughts behind PHT misinformation

Inspired by a chapter in the upcoming run smarter book. Brodie chats about the spread of misinformation and misconceptions.  Searching on the internet, it is common to come across FADs, gimmicks, false claims ad outdated advice. In addition, asking for advice on social media results in a wide variety of responses. Some that contradict one another. But why? Brodie covers 6 reasons why he believes this exists. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
1/18/202249 minutes, 14 seconds
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Exercise IS your rehab, not the end result

Have you ever asked yourself, "when will I be able to return to running?" or "when can I cycle pain-free?" In today's episode, Brodie reframes this problem and highlights the importance of incorporating exercise into your rehabilitation. This is a crucial mind shift that allows you to rehab your proximal hamstring tendinopathy in the more efficient way possible. Tune in to hear detailed examples of how you can incorporate running, cycling and sitting alongside your strength and conditioning rehabilitation.  Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
1/11/202228 minutes, 46 seconds
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Potential reasons behind bilateral tendinopathy symptoms

In today's episode, Brodie replies to a listener question: “I have had PHT bilaterally for close to a year and have also had bilateral chronic plantar fasciitis for many years. On one of the podcasts you mentioned when there are bilateral tendon issues, that may raise some red flags that there may be another contributing factor going on".  "Any suggestions of other medical areas beyond muscular that I should consider looking into would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again for your educational and enlightening sessions on PHT”. Brodie dives into this question and makes reference to a paper titled: Pathogenesis of tendinopathies: inflammation or degeneration? This episode is broken down into 5 categories: Genetics Mal-alignment Training loads/compensation Intrinsic ailments  Aging Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
1/4/202225 minutes, 5 seconds
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Slow heavy resistance training: A 2020 case study

Brodie discusses a 2020 cade study paper by Kayla Krueger, Nicholas Washmuth & Tyler Williams titled: "THE MANAGEMENT OF PROXIMAL HAMSTRING TENDINOPATHY IN A COMPETITIVE POWERLIFTER WITH HEAVY SLOW RESISTANCE TRAINING" We dive into the case of this 31-year-old male competitive powerlifter that had failed prior treatments including static and dynamic hamstring stretching, hamstring soft tissue mobilization, dry-needling, general hamstring strengthening exercises, tenotomy and PRP injections. Listen to hear the details of the strength protocol that produced significant benefits within 4 weeks and continued to see results 12 months after his 12-week program.  Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
12/28/202121 minutes, 19 seconds
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Client insights: Panic, social influences & pain science

In today's episode, Brodie breaks down the comments written by his past PHT client. Here is their submission when asked what their biggest insights and revelations were during Proximal hamstring tendinopathy rehab: "There’s a lot of ‘horror stories’ out there which can easily lead to panic and catastrophising, causing increased attention to the pain".    "Keeping routines and contact with friends has been hugely important. It would be easy to hide away and sulk, but that wouldn’t help in the long run. I’ve continued to be very involved with my club, helping at races and making sure I’m there to support in any way I can".  "With the pandemic, I’m just so happy to be part of the running network again! Most of my friendships are through running therefore I’ve continued to nurture and value these". "Finally, of course, the physical rehab has to be carefully managed and progressed, and you have to listen to your body, which can be quite difficult for us runners". Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
12/21/202123 minutes, 51 seconds
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Client insight: Rehabilitation tips & being kind to yourself

In today's episode, Brodie breaks down the comments written by his past PHT client. Here is their submission when asked what their biggest insights and revelations were during Proximal hamstring tendinopathy rehab: "My main learning points from my 2.5 years would be: Don’t think that PHT will go away by completely resting. Pain will decrease (with rest) but once you attempt to return to activity, then you’ll have more than PHT to worry about. Seek input from someone who has experience in treating this condition. Keep notes on what activity you do and reactions to this, both rehab and what other daily activities might impact. Do not accept corticosteroid injection if suggested. Do seek MRI or ultrasound to help with diagnosis if unclear. Talk about the condition and its impact on you with those close to you - it’s a nasty injury that impacts many aspects of life. Be kind to yourself! Make sure to get enough sleep. Eat well, including regular protein in your diet. Realise that in order to make progress you need to really commit to your rehab. There will be progress, but also dips/flare-ups which can mess with your head. Get a sit/stand desk for work, but don’t become fearful of sitting - you can’t stand at all times. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
12/14/202130 minutes, 47 seconds
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Michelle's PHT success story

After developing PHT in 2016, Michelle encountered 13 doctors and 3 years of pain before reaching an accurate diagnosis.  Through lifestyle changes, strength exercises and finding the right therapist, she managed to eventually see progress. Michelle has returned to 25 miles per week of pain-free running and is ready to share her success story. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
12/7/202134 minutes, 44 seconds
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PHT Client insight: exercise/running/rehab

In today's episode, Brodie unpacks the reflections and revelations from a past client. Here is their response when Brodie asked what really helped their recovery: "Well definitely the exercises you said to do! And made sure I stuck to doing them. I stopped doing the glute bridges etc and focussed on increasing weight-bearing ones. I had read about it and self-diagnosed at first and thought I knew what exercises to do but didn’t know how many to do or how to progress through the exercises. I didn’t realise that I could have kept running. And if I could start again, exactly how. I avoided long sitting and if I sat, I used a cushion. I found other ways to exercise like swimming which I found I could do without making it a flare-up. Definitely need to find a physio that knows how to diagnose PHT and how to treat it. I definitely needed someone to relate the treatment to my particular condition and what I was able to do or not do. It’s not a quick fix so don’t give up! I still have some runs where I feel it but the next day it’s fine again". Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
11/30/202121 minutes, 34 seconds
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The importance of patience & trusting the process

In today's episode, Brodie reads out responses from current and past clients. These are insights they have had when managing their own Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: Client A: "I guess my key takeaway is not a fun one and it’s one that I’ve tried to avoid but for me, it was unavoidable - patience. I need to be patient with my recovery and not start doing too much, too soon. I've had other times when my PHT has alleviated only to flare up badly again because I did too much”.  Client B: “I believe the key is to stick to the program. As much as I would have loved to jump ahead I stuck to the program and have had no recurring problems”. Brodie talks about why it is so hard to be patient and trust the process. He then dives into practical tips to help, along with some examples of a sensible management plan.  Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
11/23/202125 minutes, 3 seconds
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Understanding widespread symptoms

On today's episode I answer Mark's submitted question: "I would like to understand how an injured/damaged/weak tendon can go on to cause such widespread symptoms? In addition to tendon pain, I get chronic muscle tightness in my hamstring, thigh, calf, hip, groin and buttock. Also, get nerve pain throughout the whole leg. These symptoms get particularly worse through a flare-up. It can be hard to remain focused on the rehab with such widespread symptoms and feel it would help keep the focus of having an understanding of why it does this?" Firstly, I discuss the components of 'chronic muscle tightness' and certain explanations for these symptoms. Next, we dive into nerve pain and chronic pain to help understand why these symptoms may occur.  Lastly, I give my final tips all to do with widespread symptoms.  Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
11/16/202122 minutes, 55 seconds
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Introducing speed & hills into your PHT rehab

11/9/202127 minutes, 41 seconds
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Q&A: Overlapping symptoms/sitting guidelines/hip weakness

On today's epsiode Brodie answers your questions on social media: Are there overlaps between gluteal pain, adductor pain and PHT? If so, how do we isolate it and the treatment plan? How can I sit more comfortably during a flare-up?  What is the likelihood of runners developing PHT if they have weak hips and/or hip impingement? Given a lot of the treatments seem to be the same for differential diagnosises (build strength, mobility and resilience) is there value in getting a more thorough diagnosis? Would it help with specificity of training and rehab? Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
11/2/202131 minutes, 3 seconds
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Richard's PHT success story

On today's success story, Brodie talks with Richard who sustained a PHT injury back in 2009 while training for the world masters 100 metre event.  What would follow is a 5 year long journey of mismanagement and eventually, implementing long-term, effective strategies to overcome his PHT injury. Richard shares the components to his rehab that eventually lead to a successful recovery including: Monitoring pain levels properly The importance of recovery days Correct training loads and intensities Weight training Patience Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
10/26/202141 minutes, 53 seconds
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Insights into Deadlift progressions

10/19/202128 minutes, 41 seconds
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(Part 2) Why one PHT treatment doesn't work for everyone with Alex Murray

10/12/202139 minutes, 50 seconds
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(Part 1) Why one PHT treatment doesn't work for everyone with Alex Murray

Alex Murray is a podiatrist and an education partner with Cause Health who have an E-book titled: Rethinking causality, complexity & evidence for the unique patient. Today, we dive into the complicated topic around why treatment may work for some, but not others, even when they have the same diagnosis.  After listening to this episode, you'll gain new insight into the unique rehabilitation path to know if you are on the right recovery path.   Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
10/5/202145 minutes, 25 seconds
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Q&A: Recovery timeframes & your rehabilitation ladder

Today Brodie does he first Q&A and answers the following questions: How can I progress after 7 yrs of PHT with slow loading yet still can't avoid an intense flare up? What would be the best pain relief during a flare-up? How strong is strong enough to resume things like cycling? When does the proximal hamstring tendinopathy pain actually go? Does it ever When will I know that "things are back to normal?" For example, when can I know that I can go out for a run at what ever distance and speed that I want? Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
9/28/202128 minutes, 40 seconds
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Do we overtrain or under-recover? with Dr. Izzy Smith

Dr. Izzy Smith is a specialist in hormone health and today we focus on all things hormones, stress & recovery. Firstly, Izzy talks about the concept of ‘over-training vs under-recovering’. We then move onto the role of certain hormones that hinder and enhance our ability to recover. We all know the body will struggle to recover if subject to large amounts of physical stress, but Dr. Izzy Smith highlights the role of emotional & psychological stress as equally important states. We simple cannot recover to the same ability if subject to these psychological stressors.  We finish off today’s episode with some listener Q&As around magnesium supplements, Vitamin D supplements and anti-inflammatory medications for recovery.  You can find Izzy’s Podcast Behind the uniform here Also click the link for Izzy’s instagram Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
9/21/202159 minutes, 3 seconds
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Expert physiotherapists perspectives on PHT (a 2020 paper)

On today's episode Brodie reviews a 2020 paper titled Proximal hamstring tendinopathy; expert physiotherapists’ perspectives on diagnosis, management and prevention. The authors are Anthony Nasser, Tania Pizzari, Alison Grimaldi, Bill Vicenzino, Ebonie Rio & Adam Semciw. This paper interviews experts in the field of PHT and comments on subjective interviews, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, education, exercise, end-stage rehab and prevention.  Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
9/14/202126 minutes, 39 seconds
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Optimizing S&C into your week with Trang Nguyen

Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
9/7/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
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What can we learn from Dr. Alfredson?

Today, Brodie tells the tale of Dr. Alfredson, a Swedish surgeon back in the 1990's who mistakenly discovered the benefits of eccentric loading exercises for tendon rehabilitation. He would later develop the Alfredson eccentric protocol which is widely accepted and performance up to the present day. After sharing this story, Brodie reflects on the rehabilitation of Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy and 3 key takes aways from Alfredson's experience that can help you. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
8/31/202117 minutes, 38 seconds
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3 pain tests to help diagnose PHT (a 2012 paper)

Today Brodie reviews a research paper by Cacchio, A et al. Titled: Reliability and validity of three pain provocation tests used for the diagnosis of chronic proximal hamstring tendinopathy. Here are the videos to the: Modified bent knee stretch test Puranen-Orava Test Bent knee stretch Other links: Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
8/24/202118 minutes, 56 seconds
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5 reasons why your tendon rehab is failing

Brodie uncovers the 5 traps people fall into during rehabilitation. This is a great episode if you are trying to rehab your tendon and not seeing results. It's a good opportunity to self-reflect and modify any area of your recovery that is lacking. After listening to today's episode you'll walk away with insights around strength & conditioning and interpretting proximal hamstring tendinopathy symptoms.  Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
8/17/202124 minutes, 37 seconds
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Amy's PHT success story

Amy is a treadmill runner who developed PHT in 2018, which then turned into 2 years of confusion & frustration. We discuss her inital symptoms, how it progressed until she was unable to run and her search to find answers. What then took several months to find a solution, Amy shares what treatment process was the most effective which allowed her to return to running. Amy is now training for a half marathon and shares her routine to keep this injury at bay.  Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
8/10/202159 minutes, 9 seconds
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Is exercise addiction detrimental to your running? with Heather Hausenblas

Dr. Heather Hausenblas PhD, is a physical activity & healthy aging expert, researcher, and author. Today we discuss the fascinating topic of exercise addiction. Here are the topics: The difference between exercise addiction and exercise committed. Typical behaviour and characteristics for someone who is addicted to exercise. The consequences associated with this addiction. The involvement of social media & health devices on the running population. Strategies & measures to help exercise addiction. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
8/3/202152 minutes, 14 seconds
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Developing your PHT flare-up plan

On this epsiode Brodie discusses the crucial component to any management plan. What to do when faced with a PHT flare-up! We discuss the importance of a flare-up plan, what factors might contribte to a flare-up and what factors influence a mild vs major flare-up. Brodie illustrates general guidelines for you to follow if experiencing a mild flare-up or a major flare-up.  Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
7/27/202125 minutes, 22 seconds
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Gluteal muscle weakness in PHT

On today's episode, Brodie highlights the importance of glute muscle strengthening during proximal hamstring tendinopathy rehabilitation. We talk about a research paper titled: Gluteus Maximus inhibition in proximal hamstring tendinopathy (2017) along with the research findings. Brodie then shares his best gluteal muscle strengthing exercises for you to include in your rehab.  Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
7/20/202116 minutes, 35 seconds
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Strategies to reduce your pain with Dr. Rachel Zoffness (Part 2)

We continue our journey! If you haven't listened to part 1 of my chat with Dr. Rachel Zoffness please do so. Today, we dive into practical steps and strategies people can do when they are suffering from pain. Rachel first talks about the concept of 'Cognitive behavioural therapy' and what you think, affects how we feel emotionally, affects how we feel physically, which affects how you behave. Next, Rachel discusses some pain-control strategies and relaxation strategies such as mindfulness, body scanning and breathing exercises and explains why this helps reduce pain.  We finish off with the 6 lifestyle tips for better health and reduced pain all from her book the 'pain management workbook'. (Apple users: Click 'Episode Website' for links to..) Check out Rachel's personal website here You can also buy the Pain Management Workbook here Please also follow Rachel on Twitter & Instagram Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
7/13/202159 minutes, 5 seconds
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Understanding pain and injury with Dr. Rachel Zoffness (part 1)

Today we have pain psychologist Dr. Rachel Zoffness on the show to teach us about pain & injury. Rachel teaches pain education to medical residents, serves on the pain education faculty at Dartmouth and is the co-president of the American Association of Pain Psychology. She is also the author of The Pain Management Workbook, an integrative, evidence-based treatment protocol for adults living with chronic pain. In part 1 of this 2-parter, we dive into the science of pain both acute & chronic. We break down real-world examples of how a biopsychosocial brain interprets pain and what turns up & dampens pain signals. (Apple users: Click 'Episode Website' for links to..) Check out Rachel's personal website here You can also buy the Pain Management Workbook here Please also follow Rachel on Twitter & Instagram Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
7/6/20211 hour, 16 seconds
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Train your mind to bounce back from injury with Carrie Cheadle

Carrie Cheadle is a sports psychologist & co-author of the book 'Rebound: Train your brain to bounce back stronger from sports injuries'. Recognise the importance of behaviour, attitudes and mindset for recovery. Also self-reflect on your personality and use your strengths and weaknesses as a great ally, rather than a hindrance. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
6/29/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 23 seconds
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Weakness vs Sensitivity

We often misinterpret weakness when it fact, it could be just an increase in structure sensitivity. When progressing a rehabilitation program and executing your rehab exercises, it's not uncommon for a hiccup and mild flare-up to occur. This is often followed with pain & irritation when attempting activity that was once well managed. This can be interpreted as weakness and without recognising the difference, we often go through high amount of frustration, anger & confusion. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
6/22/202123 minutes, 18 seconds
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Recovery expectations & dealing with set-backs

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy recovery is tough! It is a frustrating process that seems never-ending at times. This episode will help soften the blow and set you on the right path towards your destination. Every person who has faced challenges returning from an injury needs to listen to this episode. We discuss how to plan for your journey to pain-free fitness and to expect the unexpected. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
6/15/202125 minutes, 3 seconds
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Success story: James & his return to running

James has been a runner for 8 years. He had completed several marathons and loved running as an outlet for stress relief. However, PHT brought his passion to a halt! James found the overcoming PHT podcast and other PHT resources and started his own rehabilitation but reached a progression plateau. That is when he started working with Brodie through online physio and accelerated his results. On today's episode James tell his rehab story and what breakthroughs he had throughout his recovery. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
6/8/202142 minutes, 25 seconds
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Sleep Science for Recovery with Dr Amy Bender

Dr Amy Bender is a sleep scientist on a mission to promote sleep for well-being & better performance. She is the perfect guest to have on the podcast to discuss it's importance for your performance & recovery. We discuss: Link between sleep and injury What you need to know about the different sleep stages Signs & symptoms of poor sleep habits Importance of both sleep quality and quantity  Common sleeping disorders Can I sleep too much? Practical tips for sleep hygiene Right sleep position and pillow Here are the links for: Amy's twitter account https://twitter.com/Sleep4Sport Amy's insta account https://www.instagram.com/sleep4sport/ Here is a link for the sleep questionnaire: https://static-content.springer.com/esm/art%3A10.1186%2Fs40798-018-0140-5/MediaObjects/40798_2018_140_MOESM1_ESM.pdf Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
6/1/202150 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Relationship of Sleep and Cortisol in Running Injuries

This episode is another big step in knowledge towards pain perception and proximal hamstring tendinopathy recovery. In order to train hard, you need to sleep hard. In order to reduce risk of overuse injuries, you need to optimize recovery. We discuss the connection of poor sleep with injury, sleep with reduced performance and the interwoven relationship of cortisol, stress and pain levels. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
5/25/202119 minutes, 22 seconds
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Success Story: Todd Charnetski 11 years of PHT

During these success story segments, Brodie interviews a runner who has managed to overcome PHT after much hardship and frustration. When injured, it is easy to find social media posts & stories from other injured runners which are discouraging and worrying. Tales of chronic pain, debilitating symptoms and failed treatment techniques often manifest anxiety and thoughts of the worst outcome. However, this is only a small fraction of runners and a skewed bias around the injured population. So, this segment aims to bring hope and optimism, while sharing treatment success.  On today's episode, Brodie talks with Todd Charnetski, a passionate runner who developed bilateral proximal hamstring tendinopathy back in 2007 after pushing hard during his half marathon preparation.  Todd had tried years of different treatments. Icing, massage, stretching, compression, strengthening, medication, PRP, cortisone, tenex and several other remedies. It wasn't until 2018 when a shift in his management started showing drastic improvement.  Todd is currently 100% better on one side and 95% better on the other and is excited to share his story. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
5/18/20211 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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Why your hamstring tendinopathy isn't getting better with Maryke Louw

Maryke Louw is a sports injury Physiotherapist and delivers excellent content around injury diagnosis and management. She is a practicing clinician and online physiotherapist with a big passion treating runners our topics include: The role of compression around tendinopathy management Does the type of running effect me? Should I be stretching? What exercises should I start with & how can I progress? How long does a hamstring tendinopathy take to heal? Debunking beliefs around this condition. Please follow Maryke's work on these platforms: https://www.sports-injury-physio.com/meet-sports-physiotherapist-maryke https://www.facebook.com/SportsInjuryPhysio/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuGyKVhuCa_iattvhM4DlQQ Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
5/11/202149 minutes, 3 seconds
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What Brodie has learnt from Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy

Brodie talks about his personal experiences with Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy during his transition from marathon running into sprint triathlons and shares the lessons he has learnt along the way, so you will gain insight into injury management & prevention. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
5/4/202123 minutes
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Brodie's Journey Overcoming 6 years of Tendinopathy

This episode Brodie talks about the chronic tendinopathy he has had behind his knee for several years. Even with increasing mileage, preparing for races and performing at a level he was happy with, he always had this annoying tendon pain. So, during lockdown he went on a 4 month mission to overcome his pain and documented his journey. Once you hear this you will take away sessions that apply to any chronic injury rehabilitation. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
4/27/202148 minutes, 5 seconds
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Running Considerations

Today, Brodie discusses running considerations during your PHT rehab. These could be running technique considerations, running speed considerations or running terrain considerations to give you the best possible outcome and return to running successfully. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
4/20/202126 minutes
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Other potential causes for PHT pain with Aidan Rich

Today Brodie is talking with Aidan Rich, a Sports & Exercise physiotherapist working out of Lifecare & Advance Healthcare. Aidan is currently attending his masters with ambitions to study his PhD in his special interest of PHT. Aidan dives into the different diagnoses that could also cause similar symptoms to PHT including: Sciatic nerve irritation Ischiofemoral impingement Pelvic stress fractures Partial or complete tendon rupture Pain referral from the lower back We also delve into the importance and accuracy of scans and how false positives can be very misleading.  Aidan is currently recruiting PHT subjects who are in the Melbourne area to participate in a research study. If you have had PHT for longer than 3 months and had a gradual onset of symptoms initially please e-mail Aidan if you'd like to show your interest: [email protected]  Also follow Aidan on FB here Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
3/19/202151 minutes, 35 seconds
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Is surgery my best option? with Peter Fuller

Dr. Peter Fuller is a Musculoskeletal Specialist & Sports Doctor. He works alongside Dr. David Young who is one of the biggest surgeons performing PHT surgery in Australia.  Brodie & Peter discuss what surgical options are available and what surgery entails. Peter then dives into who might be more suitable verses a conservative approach.  Everything from scar tissue build-up, avulsion fractures, success rates, ongoing post-op pain & sciatic nerve involvement will be discussed.  Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
3/16/202158 minutes, 25 seconds
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PHT Assessment & Management: A 2016 Research Paper

Today Brodie reads through a 2016 paper published by Tom Goom, Peter Malliaras, Michael Reiman & Craig Purdam. The paper title is: Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: Clinical Aspects of Assessment and Management. Brodie discusses the assessment and diagnostic process with PHT and then dives into load management and the 4 stages of PHT rehab. Here is a link to the paper Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
3/12/202131 minutes, 19 seconds
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PHT Success Story: Kara Haas

Kara Haas has faced 15 years of Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy. Once running at a very high level and competing at the Olympic trials, Kara's PHT started to get out of control. We dive into Kara's story and her attempts to resolve her pain including PRP, tendon procedures, strengthening and finally surgery. Hear how Kara managed to defy the odds and return to pain free running! Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
3/5/202142 minutes, 1 second
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Should you try shockwave therapy for PHT recovery?

Brodie interviews Benoy Matthew, an Advanced Practice Physio, Sonographer & Shockwave Specialist. Benoy has a Specialist Interest in Hip & & Running Injuries. We talk about the Do's and Don'ts of shockwave therapy including: What is shockwave therapy? Who will respond well to shockwave therapy? How many sessions do I need? What are the biggest shockwave mistakes? What other treatments should be mixed in? Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
3/1/20211 hour, 1 minute, 34 seconds
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How to Cross-train your way to recovery

On today's episode we dive into tips on cross-training and how to use it to our advantage when recovering from Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy. We split this episode into 5 different segments and answer your questions. Here is what we will analyse: Swimming Cycling/Spin Elliptical  Rowing Machine Resistance Training Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
2/28/202128 minutes, 35 seconds
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Pain science 2: Chronic PHT pain

No matter what your running injury, pain will initiate in the brain. And this pain science episode is all about making sense of how pain is interpreted & processed. Possessing this knowledge can be a great ally for your rehabilitation journey, being oblivious could be detrimental! Therefore in pain science 2 we explore chronic pain for runners. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
2/21/202132 minutes, 24 seconds
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Pain Science 1: Explaining Pain & Context

No matter what your running injury, pain will initiate in the brain. And this pain science episode is all about making sense of how pain is interpreted & processed. Possessing this knowledge can be a great ally for your rehabilitation journey, being oblivious could be detrimental! Therefore in pain science 1 we explore the basics in pain for runners. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here  
2/20/202121 minutes, 46 seconds
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PHT Success Story: Michelle

During these success story segments, Brodie interviews a runner who has managed to overcome Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy after much frustration & hardship. When injured, it is easy to find social media tales of chronic pain, debilitating symptoms and failed treatment techniques which often generates anxiety and thoughts of the worst outcome. However, we need to recognize this is only a small fraction of people and a skewed bias around the injured population. So, this segment aims to bring hope and optimism, while sharing treatment success.  Today we have Michelle who is currently managing PHT and through patience, hard work & dedication is managing to turn things around. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
2/18/202147 minutes, 41 seconds
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Sitting Successfully with PHT

On today's episode we cover all things sitting with PHT and answer the following questions: What are the best strategies for pain relief when sitting? Does sitting cause further damage to the tendon? How can we handle sitting on long car trips or long work hours? How much is too much? What is the best sitting position, Height or chair & back support? Is it okay to sit on ice a lot? Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
2/16/202125 minutes, 36 seconds
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Peter Malliaras: Scans, Strength, PRP, Injections & Shockwave

This episode covers Brodie's conversation with Dr. Peter Malliaras who is a physiotherapist & associate professor specialising in tendinopathy. Peter dives into the research behind tendinopathy pathology and management, including strength rehabilitation, PRP and shockwave. We also discuss the use of scans when suffering from proximal hamstring tendinopathy and when scans are indicated. One of the major take-aways Brodie shares is that strengthening choices should depend on current pain & functions levels and not based on duration of pathology.  Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
2/15/202156 minutes, 1 second
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Avoiding the Pain, Rest, Weakness Downward Spiral

We tick off our last universal principle to overcome your proximal hamstring tendinopathy. Brodie introduces the Pain, Rest, Weakness Downward Spiral which is a common trap for tendon pain. It is human nature to retreat from activity if it causes a flare-up, but in reality, if you are constantly removing aggravating factors without replacing it with a proactive exercise, the tendon becomes weaker and less able to handle rehab exercises. Brodie dives into detail and how you can use this concept to your advantage.  Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
2/8/202119 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Hidden Dangers hindering your tendon recovery

This universal principle focuses on the difference between external tissue loading & internal tissue capacity. In particular, your adaptation zone & max capacity line is not static. In fact, certain environmental influences and mood states can fluctuate this line and influences how much load your proximal hamstring tendon can take! Brodie talks through the chapter of his e-book and then chimes in at the end to mention the importance of your fight or flight mode and your rest & recover mode.   Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
2/8/202123 minutes, 3 seconds
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Interpreting your PHT symptoms over 24 hours

We dive into another chapter of the E-book and introduce you to another universal principle to overcome your proximal hamstring tendinopathy. The chapter of the e-book is titled: 'Sleep on it: Interpreting your pain over 24 hours'. Your tendinopathy recovery will be drastically disabled if you cannot accurately interpret symptoms. What makes matters tricky, is sometimes pain can be a good thing. Brodie uncovers this dilemma on today's episode. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
2/8/202118 minutes, 56 seconds
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What you need to know about adaptation

Today Brodie shares a snippet from his E-book & the Run Smarter Podcast. Chapter 1 of the E-book is titled 'Adaptation Education: Give it time and the Body will Adapt!' This is a universal principle for Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy rehabilitation, not only for understanding how your pain began but how you can use this concept of adaptation into rehab exercises. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
2/8/202118 minutes, 23 seconds
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The 3 stages of Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy Rehabilitation

On today's episode, Brodie dives into the stages of PHT rehab. We first touch on the responsibility of pain during rehab exercises, and how we can interpret productive pain from unhelpful pain. Next, we discuss the 3 stages of rehab. Stage #1 includes how to settle down pain from a reactive flare-up, including the appropriate use of isometrics, daily load modifications and medications. Stage #2 covers different levels of strengthening exercises. Brodie explains how the tendon can start 'out of compression' and slowly build on compressive loads throughout the rehab process. Certain exercises include hamstring curls, Swissball bridging, swissball rollouts, deadlifts, lunges & squats. Stage 3 incorporate speed, power & addressing the whole kinetic chain with exercises like KB swings, rocket jumps, plyo lunges, wall balls & single leg deadlifts. Lastly, Brodie touches on the psychosocial factors of your rehabilitation and how treatment and be influenced by beliefs, thoughts and emotions. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
2/8/202117 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tendinopathy Rehabilitation & Prevention

Today's episode has Brodie commenting on a past episode from The Run Smarter Podcast episode titled 'Talking Tendons'. We hear a snippet from that podcast and learn about tendon rehabilitation and preventing a tendinopathy. We break rehab into stages: Stage 1: Identify daily compression and reduce if required. Stage 2: Start tendon loading & monitor response. Including isometrics, eccentrics, concentric/eccentric, power, speed. Stage 3: Return to sport & monitor symptoms Stage 4: Start addressing entire kinetic chain while returning to activity. Brodie then chimes in with his 5 key injury prevention tips & comments on the Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy insights.  Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
2/8/202125 minutes, 28 seconds
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Understanding Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy

After learning the basics in episode #1, Brodie dives a level deeper into Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy specific information. We start by exploring the key anatomy features and the common hamstring tendon sites for pathology. We then dive into specific sports, tasks, movements and positions that elevate tensile and compressive strain on the hamstring tendon. Brodie helps explain the walking/running action and the function of the hamstring during it's swing phase, contributing to high eccentric loads. We then talk about proximal hamstring tendinopathy symptoms including deep, localized pain in the region of the ischial tuberosity that often worsens during or after running, lunging, squatting, and sitting. We finish off with describing  provocation tests & potential differential diagnoses such as lumbar, hip, sacroiliac joint, somatic referral, radiculopathy or sciatic nerve involvement. Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
2/7/202114 minutes, 56 seconds
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What is a tendinopathy? Understanding the basics

Episode one covers tendinopathy 101. Everyone who isn't a health professional should listen to this episode before delving into other specific topics. Brodie starts by breaking down tendon pathology definitions such is proximal hamstring tendinopathy, tendinosis & tendinitis. We then explore the pathology continuum, originally proposed by Jill Cook & colleagues while explaining the progression of tendon pain and the end result if not managed correctly. Next, Brodie covers the common locations of tendon pain & why we get a tendinopathy which will include spike in tensile and compressive loads. Finally we tick off all the main risk factors associated with developing a tendinopathy.  Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
2/7/202129 minutes, 11 seconds
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Trailer: Is this Podcast Right for You?

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy is a horrible condition affecting athletes and non-athletes alike. If you fall victim to the misguided information that is circulating the internet, symptoms can persist for months, sometimes years and start impacting your everyday life. This podcast is for those looking for clear, evidence-based guidance to overcome Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy. Hosted by Brodie Sharpe, an experienced physiotherapist and content creator, this podcast aims to provide you with the clarity & control you desperately need. Each episode brings you one step closer to finally overcoming your proximal hamstring tendinopathy. With solo episodes by Brodie, success stories from past sufferers and professional interviews from physiotherapists, coaches, researchers and other health professionals so you get world class content. Tune in from episode #1 to reap the full benefits and let's get your rehabilitation back on track! Click here to learn more about the PHT video course & to receive your 50% discount If you would like to learn more about having Brodie on your rehab team go to www.runsmarter.online  Or book a free 20-min physio chat here
2/7/20218 minutes, 47 seconds