Some runners swear by it, others say it’s a waste of money. The fact that most elite runners have regular massage suggests there must be something in it, but how valuable a tool is it for recreational runners? Is there any evidence it reduces injury or increases performance? Let’s take a look… What Does Massage […]
About Matt Phillips
Matt Phillips is a Running Injury & Performance Specialist, creator & host of the Runchatlive Podcast. Originally a strength & conditioning coach with the National Academy Of Sports Medicine, Matt turned his attention to Sports Therapy in 2004 working particularly with distance runners & endurance athletes. Through his website www.runchatlive.com, Matt strives to help both runners & therapists evolve from outdated ideas and embrace a more evidence-based approach to running injury prevention & management. He has written for numerous websites & running magazines and spoken at many conferences both nationally and internationally. His ‘Runchatlive International Running Conference‘ was a great success in 2019, with world class speakers travelling from as far as Australia, Canada & The United States. The 2020 Runchatlive Conference was 100% online and saw 100 happy delegates sharing the screen with ten more world class speakers from the Running Industry, including best selling author & endurance coach Matt Fitzgerald. It was also for the first time streamed with simultaneous transation into Spanish!