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Ligament Injuries

What are ligaments and why are they so important? A ligament is a tough band of fibrous tissue which connects bone to bone in order to support a joint and help mobilise it. When we suffer an injury, either from a serious fall or an impact during an activity, we force the knee beyond its

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

How to become a Ninja Warrior UK champion!

As you may be aware, the Ninja Warrior UK final took place this weekend and it did not disappoint! The impressive performance of one individual stood out more than most! Having been 2nd man standing last year, Jonny vowed to come back better and stronger than last year…and he did just that! Jonny Urszuly was

What is CrossFit and why is Physio so important?

CrossFit is strength and conditioning training that combines a wide variety of exercises to give total fitness. It focuses on 3 aspects: weight lifting / training, sprinting / distance running and gymnastics. The nature and the conditioning of the exercises involved mean that there are risks to this training. A study published in the Journal

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

Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is one of the most effective and beneficial activities for us and our health. Along with lowering the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, strokes and diabetes, swimming keeps our heart rate up, while taking impact stress off your body. There are few activities that can compete with swimming. Low impact Swimming

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

Cycling – Common Injuries

Common injuries that often occur from cycling are either overuse injuries (whereby, symptoms gradually develop over a period of time) or acute/traumatic injuries (due to falls). Overuse injuries The most common injuries sustained from overuse are iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) and lower back pain (LBP). What are they? ITB syndrome ITB

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