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Do you suffer with Achilles injuries?

We are seeing a huge rise in Achilles Tendon complaints - an injury often associated within the running community or those that participate in more exercise over the Spring / Summer months. What is Achilles Tendinopathy? The main muscles of the calf, the gastrocnemius and soleus converge to form the Achilles tendon located at the

Preparing for a marathon

If you’re running a marathon this year and you’re worried about the task ahead, relax.  We have put together some useful tips to ensure you’re heading into your race as best you can. 1. Correct Clothing  This may sound pointless, but what we wear plays a significant role in our performance as well as our health. Firstly,

Keep the spring in your step

Top Tips for runners Out with the cold, in with new (YOU).  Longer days and warmer weather usually means one thing for most of us…exercise! Running outdoors has grown massively in recent years and it's a form of exercise that everyone can do, no matter our age.  Memberships for running clubs are on the rise, and it’s no

How can acupuncture enhance your performance?

  Acupuncture is a treatment method regularly used by Physiotherapists to improve a wide range of conditions. Although it has been around for thousands of years, it is only recently that clinical studies have actually proved its effectiveness. Athletes are always looking for an edge that will allow them to increase their performance, whether they

Sports Massage – why is it an integral part of training?

  As Physiotherapists, we find that a large proportion of our clientele are people that train regularly for a number of sports. Commonly, the injuries that we see are the consequence of overload to the joints and soft tissues, usually from excessive movement or training - this is particularly common amongst runners and cyclers. We

Knee Injuries – What to look out for

The knee joint is particularly vulnerable to injury, taking your entire body weight and any extra force or pressure exerted on it through exercise and activity. With so many different causes of knee injuries, we take a look at some of the most common injuries. Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, often

Running – Top Tips

Unlike many other sports, running can be done anytime, anyplace and by anyone. Whether you are a professional runner, running enthusiast, or just do it every now and then – knowing how to look after your body is always the most important factor. We have created a list of tips to help you prepare and

Knee Injuries – Recovery

Recovering from knee injury – the importance of correct exercises There are many different reasons for knee pain, ranging from osteoarthritis or ‘wear and tear’ in the joint as we age, to traumatic injuries such as cartilage tears, which disrupt the shock absorbing ‘cushions’ between the joint and sometimes require surgery. Also, common in athletes such

Acupuncture – Can it enhance performance?

Acupuncture is a treatment method regularly used by Physiotherapists to improve a wide range of conditions. Although it has been around for thousands of years, it is only recently that clinical studies have actually proved its effectiveness.   Athletes are always looking for an edge that will allow them to increase their performance, whether they

How Does Diabetes Affect Feet?

High blood glucose levels can cause damage to the nerves in your legs and feet. This nerve damage is called Neuropathy and can lead to: Loss of sensation (feeling) in your feet Change in the shape to joints and bones in your feet Reduction in sweating and dry skin on your feet High blood glucose