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RCL60: Nutrition Month Pt4: ’Nutrition For The Athletic Female’ with special guest Kathryn Stewart

RCL60: Nutrition Month Pt4: ’Nutrition For The Athletic Female’ with special guest Kathryn Stewart

June 4, 2022

Our month's 'Focus on Nutrition' concludes with Part 4: ‘Nutrition for the Athletic Female’. Like the previous three parts, this episode is from the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, uploaded here to Runchatlive as nutrition is a topic of relevance to runners & professionals who work with runners. The podcast is recorded LIVE on the Sports Therapy Association YouTube Channel every Tuesday at 8pm (GMT+1).

In this episode ‘Nutrition for the Athletic Female, we are joined by special guest Kathryn Stewart, a registered dietician with the Dublin Nutrition Centre, with a Masters in Sport and Exercise Nutrition. Kathryn has worked as a dietitian in both the UK and Ireland covering a range of clinical areas such as bowel surgery, gut disorders, oncology, stroke, respiratory conditions, heart health and weight management.

Some of you may have seen the work Kathryn has done with The Athletic Female team Emma Brockwell, Grainne Donnelly and Dr Helen McElroy, who were guests on the show back in February 2022 in Ep.89 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast: 'The Athletic Female'.

Topics discussed:

  • How to get experience as a Dietician or Nutritionist
  • How important is gender when looking at nutrition for athletes?
  • The problem of research historically being done by males on males
  • Signs that your client/patient may have a nutrition related issue
  • Using the menstral cycle to flag potential nutritional deficiency
  • How to overcome 'taboo topics' in clinic
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): how common is it and how much can diet modification help?
  • Are there any particularly 'dangerous' diets out there?
  • Athletic Amenorrhea: how much is it regarded as 'to be expected' by competitive female athletes?
  • Frozen food: friend or foe?
  • Supplements: necessary for female athletes or can everything be obtained in a healthy diet?

Useful Links  

Our sincere thanks to Kathryn Stewart for giving up her time to be a guest! 

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RCL59: Nutrition Month Pt3: ’Food Intolerance’ with Dr Gill Hart

RCL59: Nutrition Month Pt3: ’Food Intolerance’ with Dr Gill Hart

May 25, 2022

Our 'Focus on NUTRITION' month continues, with once again episodes from the Sports Therapy Association Podcast being uploaded here to Runchatlive as nutrition is obviously  a tpic of relevance to runners & professionals who work with runners. If you want to join the live recordings, head to The Runchatlive Facebook Page or Sports Therapy Association YouTube Channel every Tuesday at 8pm (GMT+1).

In this episode, the subject is 'Food Intolerance', with special guest Dr Gill Hart, BSc (Hons), PhD, Cert Mgmt (Open), FIBMS. Dr Gill Hart is a leading UK Biochemist, an expert on food intolerance and a credible and respected authority on a range of related issues, with over twenty years experience in the development and clinical evaluation of diagnostic tests.

As Scientific Director at YorkTest Laboratories ,a leading provider of food intolerance tests and food allergy tests for 40 years, Gill regularly gives talks and lectures on food intolerance at Universities, Colleges, trade shows and consumer events. She also provides guidance for those choosing diagnostic tests with her ‘What makes a good diagnostic test’ checklist, and has written many articles in scientific journals and consumer magazines.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • The history of food intolerance testing and how YorkTest became the UK’s leading food intolerance, allergy and home health testing company.
  • The difference between an allergy and a food sensitivity
  • The prevalence of food intolerance worldwide and in the UK
  • Different types of food intolerance and the tests available
  • Symptoms of food intolerance
  • Immunoglobulin G Tests - Why do we measure food-specific IgG antibodies in blood?
  • IgG tests at YorkTesting - how blood is taken, how food-specific IgG reactions are measured, how results are collated
  • A look at the evidence for food-specific IgG tests being effective
  • How soft tissue therapists & practicioners can work alongside YorkTest, and how can tests be ordered

Useful Links  

Our sincere thanks to Dr Gill Hart for giving up her time to be on the Podcast!

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RCL58: Nutrition Month Pt2: ’The Endurance Diet’ with guest Matt Fitzgerald

RCL58: Nutrition Month Pt2: ’The Endurance Diet’ with guest Matt Fitzgerald

May 20, 2022

The 'Focus on NUTRITION' month continues, with episodes of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast being also uploaded here to Runchatlive as it's such an important topic or runners and professionals who work with runners. If you want to join the live recordings, head to The Runchatlive Facebook Page or Sports Therapy Association YouTube Channel every Tuesday at 8pm (GMT+1).

'Focus on Nutrition' month Part 2: 'The Endurance Diet' with special guest Matt Fitzgerald. 

Matt Fitzgerald is a hugely respected endurance runner, sports journalist & best selling author. Therapists who work with runners/triathletes or are runners/triathletes themselves will most probably be familiar with Matt Fitzgerald's articles online & in magazines, plus his books including 'Brain Training for Runners', '80/20 Running', the recent 'Run Like a Pro', plus his excellent nutrition based books including the 'Racing Weight Series', 'Diet Cults' and 'The Endurance Diet'.

This episode is an absolute must for anyone interested in diet for endurance athletes!

Topics discussed include:

  • You’ve written quite a few books on nutrition over the years including your 'Racing Weight Series' 2011 -2014, 'Diet Cults' in 2014, 'The Endurance Diet' in 2016. Have your views on diet for athletes changed much across that time?
  • Your Book 'The Endurance Diet' is based on your personal study of how elite athletes around the world eat. Should we recreational athletes be following the same diet as elite athletes?
  • How important a factor is genetics when it comes to elite endurance athletes?
  • A look at the evolution of humans and diet 
  • A look at the 'Five Principal Habits' of a successful endurance diet:
    - eat everything
    - eat quality
    - eat carb-centred
    - eat enough
    - eat individually.
  • Why are most popular diets based on cutting out certain types of food?
  • Do Elite endurance athletes all follow the same diet? 
  • When you say eat everything, do you mean things like alcohol & sweets too?
  • How common are food intolerances and allergies in elite athletes?
  • Training Plans: https://www.8020endurance.com/
  • Latest book: 'Run Like a Pro, Even If You're Slow'.  

Useful Links  

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RCL57: ’Nutrition: Mind Over Matter?’ with special guest Dr Gary Mendoza

RCL57: ’Nutrition: Mind Over Matter?’ with special guest Dr Gary Mendoza

May 15, 2022

New month, new Focus Topic... NUTRITION! And this month once again, episodes of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast will be also uploaded to Runchatlive given the relevance  of the topic for runners & therapists who work with runners. If you want to join the live recordings, head to The Runchatlive Facebook Page or Sports Therapy Association YouTube Channel every Tuesday at 8pm (GMT+1).

Our special guest Dr Gary Mendoza, a behaviour change expert and lecturer in Nutrition for Sport & Exercise at Bath Spa and Cardiff Metropolitan Universities, opens the month with an episode entitled 'Nutrition: Mind Over Matter?'

Dr Mendoza was a guest back in August 2021 in Ep64 of the Sports Therapy Asspciation Podcast: 'Motivational Interviewing for Client Communication', and in this episode discusses how important an understanding of Behaviour Change is when working with patients or clients trying to manage their weight.

Topics discussed include:

  • The research work Dr Mendoza did into the psychology of change, as part of his PhD in Nutrition
  • The importance of a client’s state of ‘readiness’ when looking at weight management
  • The fact that people will employ the services of a personal trainer or sports therapist even if they are not psychologically ready to change.
  • The use of Motivational Interviewing (MI) when working with behaviour change goals, drawing on the knowledege of MI Founders William Miller and Stephen Rollnick, as well as Professor Terry Moyles.
  • The value as a therapist or personal trainer of improving ones communication skills, including the ability to understand & use open questions effectively, affirmations, reflections and summaries (known collectively in MI terms as ‘OARS’).
  • The use of “real play” vs “role play”, i.e. learners using their own personal or business issues when studying behaviour change, rather than a made up scenario.
  • Details of courses run by Dr Mendoza, as well as his free downloadable 'Behaviour Change Booklet' (for therapists and clients) - see 'useful links' below.

Useful Links  

About This Week's Guest
Dr Gary Mendoza has a PhD in Nutrition and a particular interest in the psychology of change. A former programme leader for sports nutrition and advanced sports nutrition at Massey University in New Zealand, Dr Mendoza lectures in nutrition for sport and exercise at Bath Spa and Cardiff Metropolitan Universities and is an Academic Associate member of the SENr. He is also director of Stages of Change Ltd and delivers the Behaviour Change Workshop, drawing on information he gained from training under the founders of Motivational Interviewing (MI) Professors Stephen Rollnick & William Miller.

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RCL56: ’In-Home Polysomnography’ with special guest Dr Amy M Bender

RCL56: ’In-Home Polysomnography’ with special guest Dr Amy M Bender

May 1, 2022

And so we reach the final part of our 'SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH' on the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, being uploaded also to this Runchatlive Podcast. My special guest is Dr Amy M Bender, Director of Clinical Sleep Science at Cerebra, talking about 'In-Home Polysomnography' and sharing the results of my recent five week sleep study using the Cerebra Sleep System.

What is In-Home Polysomnography?
The most comprehensive form of sleep study currently available requires going to a sleep-lab. However, for many the sleeping environment is unnatural and equipment uncomfortable. A popular alternative is the ‘Home Sleep Apnea Test’ (HSAT), which though convenient only measures breathing and respiratory functions, not sleep quality.

Enter the ‘Cerebra Sleep System‘ – an in-home, self applied polysomnogram (PSG) that provides the quality diagnostics of an in-lab study with the convenience of Home Sleep Apnea Testing.

For those of you who like the nitty gritty, Cerebra Sleep System uses the patented algorithm Odds Ratio Product (ORP) that micro analyses the Electroencephalogram (EEG) signal providing a continuous measure of sleep depth, moving beyond conventional scoring methods to dig deeper into brain activity.

The Cerebra Sleep System can measure brain waves (EEG), eye movement (EOG), respiratory data, leg and body movements, pulse oximetry, and heart rate (ECG).

Sleep Study


My Five Week Sleep Study using ‘Cerebra Sleep System’
My personal five week sleep study included:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG/brain waves).
  • Electrooculography (EOG/eye movements).
  • Electromyography (EMG/electrical activity of chin muscle).
  • Daily reaction time tests to track performance.
  • Questionnaires on perceived sleep quality, disturbances during the night.
  • Tracking of daily exercise & use of electronics before bedtime.


In this podcast episode, topics discussed included:

  • What are the benefits but also limitations of common consumer wearables like Fitbit and Oura ring?
  • How does the Cerebra In-Home Polysomnogram Sleep System differ from the above?
  • How useful is the data regarding the different stages of sleep, e.g. REM, N-REM, Deep Sleep, etc.?
  • How did Matt Phillips find sleeping with the Cerebra headset on?
  • How useful was it being held accountable each day by filling in questionnaires? 
  • What was Matt's Sleep Study expecting to find by removing caffeine consumption after week one?
  • A look at the results from Matt's five week Sleep Study including:
    - General Insights (sleep efficiency, sleep latency, reported sleep quality, and more)
    - Actual sleep time per night
    - Amount of waking up after going to sleep
    - Effect of removing caffeine: evening sleepiness, reaction time, attention lapses
  • Take home messages from the study & Sleep Awareness Month
              

Useful Links  

About This Week's Guest
Dr. Amy Bender is Director of Clinical Sleep Science at Cerebra, a digital health company in Canada focused on improving access to advanced digital sleep analysis and diagnostic sleep technology. She is a highly respected researcher with written publications, interviews for stories in Oprah Magazine and public speaking appearances including Ted Med talk. Dr Bender has worked with the National Hockey League, Canadian national team athletes & Olympic athletes, and is no stranger to sport herself with pastimes including mountaineering and Ironman Triathlon.

A huge thanks to all of our special guests during the 'Sleep Awareness Month':

  • Jesse Cook, Clinical Psychology PhD Student and Sleep Researcher
  • Dr Olivia Walch, CEO of Arcascope, PhD Applied Mathematics
  • Dr Jonathan Charest, Director of Athlete Sleep Service at Centre For Sleep & Human Performance
  • Dr Amy M. Bender, Director of Clinical Sleep Science at Cerebra

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RCL55: ’Sleep: Injury & Performance’ with special guest Dr Jonathan Charest

RCL55: ’Sleep: Injury & Performance’ with special guest Dr Jonathan Charest

April 21, 2022

Our new episodes continue, in association with the 'Sleep Awareness Month' of the Sports Thera[y Association, streamed live at 8pm (GMT +1) every Tuesday in April, to both the STA YouTube Channel and also the Runchatlive Facebook Page

In this episode, I am joined by special guest Dr Jonathan Charest, Director of Athlete Sleep Services at The Centre for Sleep & Human Performance, in Calgary, Canada. Dr Charest, a published scientific author in the field of sleep research, discusses the impact sleep quality/quantity can have on athletic performance, cognition, health, and mental well-being. He also talks about the role of sleep in reducing risk of injury, and how by delivering education, screening tools, and research-based strategies we can help establish healthy sleep for athletes throughout their career.

Topics discussed include:

  • Has there been an increase in our understanding of the relationship between sleep and athletic performance over the last few years?
  • Do athletes sleep worse than non athletic population?
  • Does going to bed earlier the night before early morning training help?
  • How relevant are Circadian Rhythms and Chronotypes when it comes to working with athletes?
  • Are potential future elite athletes slipping through the net because of insufficient sleep?
  • Do elite athletes for different sports tend to be of the same chronotype?  
  • What are some ways we can help athletes who are suffering from inadequate sleep?
  • How useful are sleep trackers and wearables to athletes?
  • How much of a factor is the type of sport when it comes to sleep inadequacy?
  • Can athletes 'bank' sleep hourse and if so how long do saved hours last?
  • What strategies can we give to athletes to help them improve their sleep?       

Useful Links  

About This Week's Guest
Dr. Jonathan Charest is the director of Athlete Sleep Services and a behavioral sleep medicine specialist at the Centre for Sleep & Human Performance as well as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calgary. A published scientific author in the field of sleep research, Dr Charest Focuses on how to optimize sleep, training and travel schedule for athletes, occasional athletes, and student-athletes, and possesses expertise in behavioral sleep medicine (CBT-I), circadian rhythms disorders as well as the specific reality of the athletic population. As an ex-athlete, he believes in the importance of sleep, recovery and regeneration in the performance environment.

A huge thanks to Dr Jonathan Charest for giving up his time to join us!

JOIN US FOR MORE EPISODES!
Because SLEEP is such a massively important topic, this month's 'Sleep Awareness' series is being recorded LIVE on not just the STA YouTube Channel but also Runchatlive Facebook Page!

  • APRIL 5th - 'Sleep: The Silent Epidemic' with Jesse Cook, Clinical Psychology PhD Student and Sleep Researcher - recording available on all popular podcast apps! 
  • APRIL 12th - 'Sleep Trackers' with Dr Olivia Walch, CEO of Arcascope, PhD Applied Mathematics - recording available on all popular podcast apps!
  • APRIL 19th - 'Sleep: Injury & Performance' with Dr Jonathan Charest, Director of Athlete Sleep Service at Centre For Sleep & Human Performance
  • APRIL 26th - 'In-Home Polysomnogram' with Dr Amy M. Bender, Director of Clinical Sleep Science at Cerebra, including results of my 30 night Sleep study! Amy was my guest in August 2021 in Ep63 ‘How Sleep Affects Sports And Fitness’.

Feel free to join us LIVE on Tuesdays throughout April at 8pm (GMT+1)!

What is the Sports Therapy Association Podcast?
For those of you are unaware, in May 2020 I created the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, a weekly podcast with the mission of Putting the Evidence Back into Sports Therapy and Sports Massage Therapy. It gets streamed LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm (UK time) on the Sports Therapy Association YouTube Channel and is then uploaded to all popular podcast apps including Spotify.

Though it's not specifically about running related injury & performance, many of the topics covered will be useful to YOU, the listeners of Runchatlive Podcast, as we're essentially talking about issues that affect pain & performance. As is the case for Runchatlive, our listeners include health care professionals across the spectrum as well as active people of all levels looking for evidence informed strategies to stay fit and healthy! 

Please Support Our Podcasts!
If you appreciate what we do on Runchatlive Podcast and the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, please take a couple of minutes to leave us a rating & review. It really does make all the difference in helping us reach out to a larger audience. iPhone users you can do this from your phone, Android users you will need to do it from iTunes.

RCL54: Sleep Awareness Month Pt2 - ’Sleep Trackers’ with guest Dr Olivia Walch

RCL54: Sleep Awareness Month Pt2 - ’Sleep Trackers’ with guest Dr Olivia Walch

April 13, 2022

After 18 months we're BACK! The response for last week's 'Sleep: The Silent Epidemic' episode has been fantastic - so very glad it has proved popular amongst the Runchatlive Community. We will continue to stream all episodes of the 'Sleep Awareness Month' LIVE to not just the STA YouTube Channel but also the Runchatlive Facebook Page so if you'd like to watch them live be sure to head to one of these sites at 8pm (GMT +1) every Tuesday in April. 

In Part 2 of this month's 'SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH' on the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, we talk about 'Sleep Trackables' with special guest Dr Olivia Walch, CEO of Arcascope, a company that develops science-backed apps to help people fix their sleep and circadian rhythms.

With an estimated one in three people in the UK reporting regular sleep complaints, it is not surprising that sleep trackers have become enormously popular over the last few years. On waking up, our faithful Fitbit, Oura Ring or Withings Sleep Analyzer (to name just three) will inform you of the quantity & quality of your night's sleep, but just how accurate are they? Can the information these consumer sleep wearables provide be put to good use, or are they just another modern day gadget causing dependency and anxiety?

Special guest Dr Olivia Walch takes us through such questions to see how marketing claims hold up under the scrutiny of science, and discusses what role they can play in improving sleep health.

Topics discussed include:

  • What is the difference between sleep trackers and sleep wearables?
  • How long have sleep trackers/wearables been used to assess sleep quanitity/quality?
  • How has the technology in sleep wearables changed over time?
  • How do scoring algorithms work?
  • How accurate are popular sleep wearables from Garmin, Fitbit, Oura Ring, etc?
  • Can popular consumer sleep wearables measure stages of sleep? 
  • What is the relationship like between sleep researchers and consumer brands for wearables?
  • If we see clients/patients are wearing sleep trackers, what sort of conversations should we be having with them?
  • Can sleep trackers cause 'orthosomnia' - the obsession for 'perfect' sleep?
  • Using sleep wearables to measure sleep consistency.
  • Controlling light exposure: one of the easiest & most accessible ways to improve sleep quality/quanity      

Useful Links  

About This Week's Guest
Dr Olivia Walch has been studying the mathematics of sleep for the last ten years, getting her Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 2016. She is the CEO of Arcascope, a company dedicated to making science-backed apps to help people fix their sleep and circadian rhythms. Olivia is also co-editor of Political Geometry, a volume on the mathematics of gerrymandering, with Moon Duchin. 

A huge thanks to Dr Olivia Walch for giving up her time to join us!

What is the Sports Therapy Association Podcast?
For those of you are unaware, in May 2020 I created the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, a weekly podcast with the mission of Putting the Evidence Back into Sports Therapy and Sports Massage Therapy. It gets streamed LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm (UK time) on the Sports Therapy Association YouTube Channel and is then uploaded to all popular podcast apps including Spotify.

Though it's not specifically about running related injury & performance, many of the topics covered will be useful to YOU, the listeners of Runchatlive Podcast, as we're essentially talking about issues that affect pain & performance. As is the case for Runchatlive, our listeners include health care professionals across the spectrum as well as active people of all levels looking for evidence informed strategies to stay fit and healthy! 

This April 2022, we have a 'SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH', and because SLEEP is such a massively important topic, each weekly episode is being recorded live on not just the STA YouTube Channel but also the Runchatlive Facebook Page AND being uploaded to the Runchatlive Podcast feed for YOUR listening pleasure.

The four episodes are:

  • 'Sleep: The Silent Epidemic' - April 5th with Jesse Cook, Clinical Psychology PhD Student and Sleep Researcher
  • 'Sleep Trackers' - April 12th with Dr Olivia Walch, CEO of Arcascope, PhD Applied Mathematics.
  • 'Sleep: Injury & Performance' - April 19th with Dr Jonathan Charest, Director of Athlete Sleep Service at Centre For Sleep & Human Performance
  • 'In-Home Polysomnogram' - April 26th with Dr Amy M. Bender, Director of Clinical Sleep Science at Cerebra, including results of my 30 night Sleep study! Amy was my guest in August 2021 in Ep63 ‘How Sleep Affects Sports And Fitness’.

Feel free to join us LIVE on Tuesdays throughout April at 8pm (GMT+1)!

RCL53: Sleep Awareness Month Pt1 - ’Sleep: The Silent Epidemic’with guest Jesse Cook

RCL53: Sleep Awareness Month Pt1 - ’Sleep: The Silent Epidemic’with guest Jesse Cook

April 6, 2022

It's been 18 months but we're BACK! Kind of...

For those of you are unaware, in May 2020 I created the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, a weekly podcast with the mission of Putting the Evidence Back into Sports Therapy and Sports Massage Therapy. It gets streamed LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm (UK time) on the Sports Therapy Association YouTube Channel and is then uploaded to all popular podcast apps including Spotify.

Though it's not specifically about running related injury & performance, many of the topics covered will be useful to YOU, the listeners of Runchatlive Podcast, as we're essentially talking about issues that affect pain & performance. As is the case for Runchatlive, our listeners include health care professionals across the spectrum as well as active people of all levels looking for evidence informed strategies to stay fit and healthy! 

This April 2022, we have a 'SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH', and because SLEEP is such a massively important topic, each weekly episode is being recorded live on not just the STA YouTube Channel but also the Runchatlive Facebook Page AND being uploaded to the Runchatlive Podcast feed for YOUR listening pleasure.

The four episodes are:

  • 'Sleep: The Silent Epidemic' - April 5th with Jesse Cook, Clinical Psychology PhD Student and Sleep Researcher
  • 'Sleep Trackers' - April 12th with Dr Olivia Walch, CEO of Arcascope, PhD Applied Mathematics.
  • 'Sleep: Injury & Performance' - April 19th with Dr Jonathan Charest, Director of Athlete Sleep Service at Centre For Sleep & Human Performance
  • 'In-Home Polysomnogram' - April 26th with Dr Amy M. Bender, Director of Clinical Sleep Science at Cerebra, including results of my 30 night Sleep study! Amy was my guest in August 2021 in Ep63 ‘How Sleep Affects Sports And Fitness’.

Feel free to join us LIVE on Tuesdays throughout April at 8pm (GMT+1)!

About This Week's Guest
Jesse Cook is a 5th year Clinical Psychology PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His primary research program focuses on advancing the classification, assessment, and treatment of unexplained excessive daytime sleepiness. Jesse also has unique expertise in the capabilities & shortcomings of commercially available sleep tracking technology. He has a longstanding affiliation with the Sleep Research Society and previously served as the Sleep Research Society Trainee Member At-Large, while currently assisting efforts on the Communications Committee. 

In this episode, Jesse introduces the many areas of sleep that will surface over the coming month and discusses why sleep is currenty being labelled 'The Silent Epidemic.' We are also delighted to be joined (40 minutes in) by next week's guest Dr Olivia Walch, CEO of Arcascope.  

Topics discussed include:

  • 33% of our day, month, year & life spent lying down & doing nothing? Why does sleep even exist?
  • How much of the population is getting the recommended 7-9 hours a night sleep?
  • What are the dangers of sleep deprivation to individuals and society as a whole?
  • How do we start educating society & patients/clients as to the fundamental importance of sleep?
  • Understanding Circadian Rhythms and Chronotypes
  • Sleep Stages: NREM (deep sleep) and REM
  • Sleep Trackables (a look ahead with next week's guest Dr Olivia Walch)
  • Sleep health advice during menopause
  • Using light appropriately to enhance sleep quality
  • To nap or not to nap
  • What to do if you are lying awake at night unable to sleep 
  • How to deal with medication / need to urinate causing you to wake up at night          


Useful Links
 

A huge thanks to Jesse Cook and Dr Olivia Walch for giving up their time to join us!

NEXT WEEK!
Our Sleep Awareness Month continues! Join us Tuesday April 12th for ‘Sleep Trackers’ with Dr Olivia Walch, CEO of Arcascope, PhD Applied Mathematics.
JOIN via the STA YouTube Channel OR the Runchatlive Facebook Page 

Paul Ingraham: Muscle Knots and Trigger Points - Run Chat Live #52

Paul Ingraham: Muscle Knots and Trigger Points - Run Chat Live #52

October 9, 2020

Visit a massage therapist and chances are you will be told you have muscle knots and maybe even 'Trigger Points'. Much of the therapist's work will strive to 'undo' these knots, maybe using 'Trigger Point Therapy'. But how much evidence is there that these knots are responsible for pain. What effect does 'releasing' them have? As runners, can we benefit from such 'release'?

Ep.52 of Run Chat Live Podcast brings you the undisputed forefather of putting evidence back into therapeutical care - Mr Paul Ingraham. If you are as yet aware of Paul Ingraham’s work via painscience.com, formerly known as saveyourself.ca, then buckle yourself in for an episode that is going to change your life. Though taste is obviously a personal thing, as far as writing style, humour & educational skills go, Paul Ingraham is still after many, many years one of Run Chat Live's TOP RECOMMENDATIONS for clinicians (and patients) looking to open the door to becoming more evidence based.

Check out Paul’s book about trigger points and muscle pain. That's behind a paywall, but there's also a long free article about trigger point science and controversies, and an introduction to basic trigger point therapy.

RUNCHATIVE INTERNATIONAL RUNNING CONFERENCE 2020
Oct 29th & 30th - ONLINE!
Simultaneous Translation into Spanish!
10 fantastic speakers including:
Matt Fitzgerald, Kevin Maggs, Ben Cormack, Tom Goom, Alice Sanvito, Claire Minshull, Trevor Prior, Emma Brockwell, Nick Knight & Jess Bruce, Mike James.

>>> Run Chat Live Running Conference TICKETS.<<<

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Alice Sanvito: Massage Therapy - How to be Evidence Based

Alice Sanvito: Massage Therapy - How to be Evidence Based

September 19, 2020

Despite the popularity of massage, many of the common assumptions of what is happening physiologically are poorly evidenced. In this episode of Runchatlive, internationally acclaimed massage therapist Alice Sanvito talks to us about what massage does & doesn’t do for runners, and how therapists can make it work better.

We also discuss both therapists and runners can learn & evolve without feeling anger & frustration. Alice Sanvito is one of ten speakers presenting at this year's Runchatlive International Running Conference, Oct 29th & 30th Online. As one of just four therapists in the USA selected by Zhenya Kurashova Wine to be trained as instructors for the Kurashova Institute for the Study of Physical Medicine, Alice Sanvito has a great amount of experience in massage therapy, with a no nonsense science-based approach that makes her a leading figure in a number of online communities. Look out for her hashtag #shitmassagetherapistssay

 

RUNCHATIVE INTERNATIONAL RUNNING CONFERENCE 2020
Oct 29th & 30th - ONLINE!
Simultaneous Translation into Spanish!
10 fantastic speakers including:
Matt Fitzgerald, Kevin Maggs, Ben Cormack, Tom Goom, Alice Sanvito, Claire Minshull, Trevor Prior, Emma Brockwell, Nick Knight & Jess Bruce, Mike James.

INFO & TICKETS: https://www.therapistlearning.com/p/run-chat-live-2020

 

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