Ten Anatomy Truths.

I get to meet with swimmers, cyclists and runners on a daily basis. I have sold shoes to 13 year olds, and helped 70 year olds. Here are a few things that I have learned.
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  1. People in sport get injured from time to time. However, I would rather work through the odd injury and be active, than inactive. No debate on that one in my mind.
  2. The anatomically perfect person does not exist. I have heard the term, “I am in a mess,” used too often. The truth is that none of us are perfect. All of us have anatomical issues.
  3. It’s unlikely that your anatomy was ever perfect. You are a mix of what your parents, grandparents and great grandparents have handed down to you.
  4. Even if your anatomy was perfect, you will still have developed some form of movement dysfunction during your life.
  5. 21st century and 1st world lifestyles do not perfectly suit your body. Your body was designed to move, run, climb, dig, pick and hunt. It is essential that you build exercise times into your timetable. So- what have you planned in your diary as far as movement is concerned?
  6. You need to work with what you have. Don’t let a weak core stop you. Address the problem and keep going.
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  7. You can learn to move better. I try to help people do that every day, whether in the pool, on the bike or on the run. It’s why we build a gait analysis component into our Runner’s Leg Assessment program.
  8. You can change your anatomy. Your body is malleable. Bodies can be changed. People involved with Myofascial release (one of my passions), physio and chiropractic have the privilege of witnessing this every day.
  9. Your body adapts to what has been dished out to it. Muscles adapt, extra capillaries get laid down to help them work harder.
  10. In summary, keep moving, keep adapting, and get repaired when necessary. It will be worth it in the end.

Give me a call if you feel that I can help.


Mike Roscoe.
Mike Roscoe

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