I get a lot of questions with regards to ‘Sports Massage’, Such as, ‘what does it involve? How will it help me? When should I have one when I’m training for an event? Whether it is the marathon season or a goal to cycle from John’O’Groats to Lands End, if you are coming up to [...]
CHOOSING A TRAINING SHOE The choice of training shoe will depend on the type of sport you are involved in, your level of commitment (e.g. leisure or competitive) and your foot type. A criteria to help select an appropriate shoe is firstly to apply three simple tests - twist + toe flexing + heel pinch. [...]
It's important to know your body and all it's limitations. You may have an old injury and need to avoid certain movements, or keep to low impact, or perhaps have some specific exercises before you start your day. If you are in any doubt, speak to your GPO or have a physio assessment so you [...]
Skiing is a great way to have fun in the snow as well as enjoying the escapism into the mountains, but to get the most out of your holiday it is essential to get fit for skiing and ideally from at least 6 weeks prior. It would be a mix of quads and triceps strengthening [...]
We often find this time of year the practice starts to get a bit busier and this is partly down to an increase in weather related injuries. When the cold snaps happen and the rain persistently drives down, we all tend to stay indoors and sit huddled up, which can make us vulnerable. Three points [...]
Many of us complain about having a bad back from time to time, many of you put it down to sleeping in an uncomfortable bed, tiredness or even stress. Most people are aware and educated about sitting correctly while at work, but many of you will not realise just how much of a detrimental effect [...]
A great number of sporting and non-sporting people will at some stage in their life suffer from lower limb stress syndrome, affecting primarily knees, hips and feet and shins. There will be little fore-warning of this as it comes on gradually as a result of overload forces from either bodyweight, high volume training, mal-alignment of [...]
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