How to avoid common sports injuries (and why we all need a physio!)

If you are reading this you’ll probably agree that regular exercise has many benefits. Exercise is not just great for your body; it helps your mindset too. The only problem is, even considered and careful exercise includes some level of risk … [Read more...]

Did Team GB success boost UK sports uptake?

With the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic achievements and celebrations now behind us, many people are hoping to see an uplift in UK sport and fitness activity. So how about you; did the amazing medal wins by Team GB inspire you to try out a new sport … [Read more...]

How to prevent common cycling injuries

Cycling is more popular than ever in the UK with two million of us hopping on a bike at least once a week. Touted as ‘the new golf’ it has become particularly popular among male professionals aged 40+. As healthy a pastime as cycling is, it can … [Read more...]

How to avoiding injury and enjoy ‘sustainable sport’

One of the most important things we do here at Black Pear Physio is help people who enjoy sport – keep enjoying it. This means we help them protect against injury and, if they have been injured in the past, reduce the likelihood of any injury … [Read more...]

How to get to (and through) your marathon

As many of you will know, a marathon is a uniquely challenging event. It takes months of training, eating the right food and getting enough sleep to make it to the start line. And after investing so much in it, the last thing you want is an … [Read more...]

Physio is one of the best ways to get your life back following a skiing injury

One of the most popular holidays during the early part of the year is a skiing trip. The only problem with skiing or snowboarding is, that whilst they can be exhilarating and fun, for some people they can lead to an accident. Doing all you can … [Read more...]

Knee Ligament Injuries

Knee Ligament Injuries What is a Knee Ligament? A ligament is a short band of tough fibrous connective tissue composed mainly of long, stringy collagen molecules. Ligaments connect bones to other bones in and around joints. They do not connect … [Read more...]

Common Rugby Injuries

Rugby is a fast-moving and high intensity team sport. Although historically dominated by males, the sport is gaining popularity among females. As many as 1 in 4 rugby players will be injured during the season. On average each player performs 20- … [Read more...]

Physiotherapy and Cycling Injuries

  Cycling regularly brings benefits your health at all ages in many types of ways, whether riding for recreation, as a serious competitor, or professionally. Physiotherapists can use their knowledge and expertise to provide guidance on … [Read more...]

Boom Bust Cycle in Young Children and adolescents

40% of all youth (children, teenager and adolescents) injuries are sports-related. Overall, male and female injury rates are becoming equal due to a gradually increasing female participation rate. Injuries related to sports participation fall into … [Read more...]