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Background

Anterior shin pain refers to any pain experienced at the front of the shin area (see image below). It is most often experienced during exercise, especially during running. Terms classically used to for anterior shin pain, but not entirely correct, are ‘shin splints’ or anterior compartment syndrome; we will explore the latter in greater detail.

Fabian Cancellara Tout of Qatar 2015

What is heart rate variability?

Heart rate variability (HRV) is the difference in time between each individual heart beat. For example your heart rate may be 60 beats per minute, however there will be slight variation in the time between each beat. HRV increases over time with increasing fitness, it reduces with age, it also reduces following intense training sessions.

Osteopathy is a system of therapy that focuses on all the contributing factors related to an injury. It incorporates a wide variety of both passive and active treatment techniques, along with rehabilitation, ergonomic advice and aftercare. For someone who has not seen an Osteopath, or any other musculoskeletal practitioner before, it can be daunting when you don’t know what to expect. This article will breakdown the components of an Osteopathic consultation so that you can get a full understanding of what is involved when you see an Osteopath.

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