What to buy a runner for Christmas? Our physio's top tips

11:08am Friday 12th December 2014

LET me share with you some Christmas shopping tips for new and old runners that you won't find on Amazon.

Tis the season to stay hydrated

The Northern Echo: BOTTLED IT: Arsene Wenger kicks a bottle of water away during an Arsenal game, but physiotherapist Paul Gough has stressed the importance of taking on fluids after going for a night out

4:14pm Friday 5th December 2014

IT'S that time of year, when peak performance on Sunday morning is exchanged for a big night out with work colleagues – that usually involves lots of alcohol.

Wilshere's 'glass ankles' don't do him any favours – so how does the Arsenal midfielder go about fixing them? Our physio expert explains

The Northern Echo: INJURY: Arsenal's Jack Wilshere sits injured on on the pitch. The midfielder will be out for approximately three months after undergoing successful surgery on his left ankle, Arsenal have announced

1:18pm Friday 28th November 2014

EVEN if you’re big Chelsea fan, you’ve got to feel for Jack Wilshere.

Better to be safe than sorry when head injuries happen

The Northern Echo: DOUBTFUL: England’s Dylan Hartley, pictured playing against New Zealand last week, suffered a head injury

7:02am Saturday 15th November 2014

The subject of head injuries in sport is in the news again.

Invest in the right clothing to keep your going through winter

The Northern Echo: WRAP UP: Invest in some winter exercise clothing to keep you motivated throughout the cold months

8:04am Saturday 8th November 2014

THE dark nights are well and truly here and the temperature is beginning to plummet.

The secret to avoiding stiffness this winter

The Northern Echo: KEEP ON MOVING: The 100th Darlington Parkrun took place last weekend							Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:02am Saturday 1st November 2014

ONE of the questions I always get asked is, “What do you do to keep fit?”

How to avoid the dangerous footwear trends of today’s society

7:01am Saturday 25th October 2014

LET me tell you a nice story that might help you keep more involved in sport.

Feel Great For Sport: Take time to plan your exercise properly

7:01am Saturday 18th October 2014

I’VE been struggling with a foot injury over the past few weeks.

Feel Great For Sport: Be wary of muscle imbalance when running

7:01am Saturday 4th October 2014

NOW the summer is almost over, I want to talk about an injury I’ve seen lots of, especially since the recent Great North Run.

Cheese is no way to treat an injury

2:50am Saturday 27th September 2014

I’VE heard of cheese and wine being mixed together at posh dinners or reception parties, but never in a physio room and for fixing injuries.

Feel Great For Sport: The recovery secrets the pros use

The Northern Echo: ACHILLES NIGHTMARE: Ex-England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is currently in rehabilitation following surgery on an Achilles injury.

7:02am Saturday 20th September 2014

HERE is something for you to keep safe in your sports bag this week.

Feel Great For Sport: Get ready for winter

7:01am Saturday 13th September 2014

SO, the seasons are changing and winter is on its way.

Feel Great For Sport: What to do when you feel the dreaded "shot" in your calf

The Northern Echo: KEEP ON RUNNING: Calf muscle injuries require at least 3-4 weeks rest 				Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:02am Saturday 6th September 2014

I got this “painful” message from a reader of the column who wants to know what to do next:

Feel Great For Sport: Vary your training while surfaces are still hard

The Northern Echo: BAD START: Manchester United’s Marouane Felliani has suffered an injury common at the start of the new season

7:02am Saturday 30th August 2014

I’M still seeing a lot of Sunday morning footballers out running at the moment. And that’s a good thing.

Feel Great For Sport: Handy tips for last minute Great North Run injuries

The Northern Echo: GREAT OCCASION: The start of the Bupa Great North Run 2013, with the elite mens runners, including Mo Farah, at the start line

7:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

IT’S that time of year again…

Feel Great For Sport: Team bonding time? Try out coasteering

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9:15am Saturday 16th August 2014

HERE is something different for you to consider while the sun is out and the water is warm.

Feel Great For Sport: The exercises that could put an end to your back problems

The Northern Echo: BACK TROUBLES: Tiger Woods declared himself fit for this weekend’s PGA Championship, despite suffering a recurrence of a long-standing back problem        Picture: PA

7:01am Saturday 9th August 2014

This week I received these questions from readers of the column: “Paul, I am a teacher and wonder how do you continue to stay fit and active when a long-standing back injury keeps recurring?''

Feel Great For Sport: Don't mix up an sports injury with bad posture

The Northern Echo: SITTING COMFORTABLY: Aches and pains can be the result of bad posture rather than exercise

7:02am Saturday 2nd August 2014

I saw two very interesting clients this week, who came to see me with an injury they thought was caused by their participation in sport and exercise, but a closer inspection revealed a common problem that most readers of this article are likely to be a victim of.

FEEL GREAT FOR SPORT: Don't confuse back pain with another problem

The Northern Echo: ON THE RUN: Middlesbrough players running on their first day back of pre-season

7:02am Saturday 26th July 2014

A few tips this week for those running with a bad back, or those who simply want to avoid suffering from it.

FEEL GREAT FOR SPORT: Can you avoid pre-match injuries?

The Northern Echo: AGONY WATCHING: Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, centre, was ruled out of the World Cup final after sustaining an injury during his team's warm-up

7:02am Saturday 19th July 2014

This week I got this question from an email subscriber of mine asking about warming up for a warm up.

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The Northern Echo: Paul Gough

Former Darlington Football Club physiotherapist Paul Gough offers advice on how to stay fit and fresh for longer

Sport Columnists

The Northern Echo: Scott WilsonScott Wilson
Wilson's World
Chief sports writer Scott Wilson takes a look back at the last seven days in sport and picks his chumps and champs of the week.

The Northern Echo: Paul FraserPaul Fraser
Fraser Kicks Off
Chief football writer Paul Fraser keeps an eye on the region’s football scene and considers whether Newcastle United, Sunderland and Middlesbrough do things right.

The Northern Echo: Mike AmosMike Amos
Backtrack
Award winning columnist Mike Amos tells the stories of North-East grassroots sport stalwarts and looks back at the characters that live long in the memory.

The Northern Echo: Paul FraserPaul Fraser
Fraser From The Fairway
Golf writer Paul Fraser takes a look at the North-East golf scene.

The Northern Echo: Paul GoughPaul Gough
Feel Great For Sport
Award-winning columnist Mike Amos tells the stories of North-East grassroots sport stalwarts and looks back at the characters that live long in the memory.

The Northern Echo: Ian WatsonIan Watson
Darlington Football Club
In his weekly column Ian Watson gives his thoughts on the team’s push for promotion and behind-the-scenes-tales from Quakers.

The Northern Echo: Chris MasonChris Mason
Spennymoor Town Football Club
Weekly column from Moors captain Chris Mason who has made over 200 appearances for the Evo-Stik First Division North club.

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