Working from Home

All over the world, many companies have rolled out mandatory work-from-home policies to limit the spread of Covid-19 and it’s realistic to assume that this shift could become the ‘new normal’ for some time to come. Here are my top tips on how to improve your comfort and try to avoid the onset of long-termContinue reading “Working from Home”

First Aid for Lower Backs

We are all individuals with different experiences of lower back pain. It would be great to give you five exercises that could cure all types of lower back pain but, because of our individuality, that just isn’t possible. Prescriptive exercises for lower back pain don’t tap into your specific way of adapting to the movementContinue reading “First Aid for Lower Backs”

Hamstring Issues

The muscles that run down the back of our thighs, originating from the sitting bone and flanking the back of the knee, are known as the hamstrings. Like all muscles, they don’t simply start from point A and attach to point B as illustrated in many books but spiral down the back of the leg.Continue reading “Hamstring Issues”

How to Treat Runner’s Knee

About 40% of running injuries are knee issues and patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), or “runner’s knee”, is one of the most common. It is caused by the irritation of the cartilage on the underside of the patella (kneecap). Who’s at Risk?Risk factors include overpronation (excessive inward foot rolling) and weak quads, hips, or gluts. TheContinue reading “How to Treat Runner’s Knee”

7 Tips to Help you Sleep

We tend to think of sleep as a time when the mind and body shut down. But this is not the case. Sleep is an active period in which a lot of important processing, restoration, and strengthening occurs. Exactly how this happens and why our bodies are programmed for such a long period of slumber,Continue reading “7 Tips to Help you Sleep”

Foam Rolling

Many of you who go to the gym or run or have sore muscles will have seen or have been told to use a foam roller OR to roll on a cricket or tennis ball. We are going to look at what foam rolling is all about and look at whether there is any scienceContinue reading “Foam Rolling”

Kinesiotherapy Taping

Many of you will have seen sports competitors be they Olympic runners, Tour de France cyclists or rugby players with brightly coloured tape around their knees, shoulders or thighs. Is this just a fashion statement or is there something behind the hype? Manufacturers of the different highly coloured brands make all lots of claims aboutContinue reading “Kinesiotherapy Taping”

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis, often referred to as ‘Policeman’s Heel’, is one of the most well-known causes of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is a disorder of the connective tissue which supports the arch of the foot. It results in pain in the heel and the bottom of the foot, and is usually most severe with the firstContinue reading “Plantar Fasciitis”

Common Cycling Injuries

More than two million people across the country now cycle at least once a week, an all-time high according to British Cycling, the sport’s governing body in the UK. In the last few years, we have seen GB riders Bradley Wiggins, then Chris Froome and now Geraint Thomas winning the Tour de France. The eightContinue reading “Common Cycling Injuries”

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