Articles by Amanda Robertson...

Taping for climbing injuries

Taping for climbing injuries

by Amanda Robertson

Tape is a climber's best friend. This article describes the basic principles of taping and gives some examples of when and how to apply tape to the hands, wrist, thumb and fingers and when taping is best avoided.

Warming up for climbing

Warming up for climbing

by Amanda Robertson

Warming up is an essential activity for climbers as it prepares the climber by raising the body's core temperature slightly to enhance some of the physiological systems. This helps to prevent injury as well as improve performance.

Warming up in climbing

Warming up in climbing

by Amanda Robertson

Warming up is an essential activity for climbers as it prepares the climber by raising the body's core temperature slightly to enhance some of the physiological systems. This helps to prevent injury as well as improve performance.

Common walking injuries - wrist injuries

Common walking injuries - wrist injuries

by Amanda Robertson

This article summarises the potential types of injury that can occur at the wrist and basic symptoms and treatment ideas. The wrist is a complex joint, so it is advisable to seek medical advice through your GP, casualty department or a chartered physiotherapist.

Common walking injuries - knee injuries

Common walking injuries - knee injuries

by Amanda Robertson

Common knee injuries suffered by walkers include: anterior knee pain, meniscal damage or cartilage problems and medial ligament damage.

Common walking injuries - ankle injuries

Common walking injuries - ankle injuries

by Amanda Robertson

Ankles are a common walking injury. Most walkers will, at sometime, have sprained an ankle or developed a tendonitis. This article will help you to identify the basic causes, symptoms and help you to do some basic management of the injury.

Common walking injuries - foot injuries

Common walking injuries - foot injuries

by Amanda Robertson

Sore feet are a hindrance to any sports person, especially a walker. The article will give you some basic pointers in what to use for treatment of blisters and some advice on other common injuries to the foot.

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