45th Podcast

"Podcast Guest"It's a long road” is the physiotherapist Maria Gini. Maria is a qualified physiotherapist, but also holds a master's degree from the University of Salford in Manchester, England in advanced physical therapy, in Manual Therapy, as well as in the correct way of evaluating musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. During her 7-year stay in England, she collaborated with orthopedic doctors, physiatrists and athletes from large clinics, but also with groups of triathletes, where he helped many athletes to return to active activity after injury.

During her career she gained a lot of experience and worked with national team champions in water polo, synchronized swimming, swimming and diving. In addition, given her involvement with a large number of marathon runners and triathletes, was trained in gait and running analysis for the purpose of combating, preventing injuries as well as improving athlete performance.

She also specializes in gynecological physical therapy, while she was trained in Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Chinese acupuncture and dry needling, techniques which she applies in her daily practice. Today she works in her own state-of-the-art physical therapy center KINESIS Athens PHYSIO in Athens.


With Maria we will have an interesting discussion, since we will refer to the recovery after a race or an intense effort, the most common injuries of runners and their treatment, strengthening and stretching, while we will also refer to the analysis of walking and running and the how much it helps runners.

Podcast Interview Highlights “It's a long road” with the physiotherapist Maria Gini.

03:45 Can you tell us a little about yourself?

05:00 How to get the best possible recovery after one marathon race;

15:00 The run is a sport whose popularity has increased in recent years in our country, but unfortunately within the game are also the injuries. Sometimes serious and sometimes not so much. What are the most common ailments of runners?

16:15 Maria, I would like to ask you a few things about a subject that is the scourge of runners, the tibial band, since it is one of the most common causes of runner's knee problems. What is it and why does it appear so often in runners?

24:20 What is shin splints? How is it caused and how is it treated?

29:30 Recently a friend of the show mentioned to me his problem which was patellar chondropathy and he was worried about whether he would eventually be able to run a marathon race. What is Patellar Chondropathy? Is there a cure through physical therapy?

34:28 What are the signs that will lead me to the doctor or the physiotherapist and what are the common mistakes that lead a runner to injury?

38:37 Since we are talking about injuries, here I would like to ask you something more general which is actually a question that most runners ask. When and how do I return to training after an injury?

40:48 It is necessary to restore through it physiotherapy after an intense fight?

41:50 If I came to physiotherapyyour after an intense fight what kind of treatments would we do?

44:20 What is the gait analysis and running? Does it help runners and if so how?

50:15 It helps yoga and do you run pilates?

54:10 What does acupuncture help with?

Maria Gini
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