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...]

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...]

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 – Cricket

On average, 9% of crickets have an injury of some sort at any one time, although in fast bowlers 15% are injured at any given time. Therefore, chronic injuries in cricket are common at all levels. The pressures of squad selection whether it be at a … [Read more...]

Boom-Bust Cycle for Tennis

Tennis is a great sport; however, it can cause injury to many parts of the body due to the high speed of racquet impact, repetition and use of your spine, legs and especially your dominate arm. This can predispose you to a variety of shoulder, elbow, … [Read more...]

How good is your back swing technique?

Do you have the right movement pattern to be able to perform at an optimal level? It is important to breakdown the fundamental movements involved in the golf back swing so you can improve your distance and consistency while minimising strain on … [Read more...]


Rowing is a great way to get fit as well as enjoying the beauty of your local river or lake. It’s a fantastic sport for developing core, leg and arm strength plus all the cardiovascular benefits. It is a sport that utilises our body’s levers: … [Read more...]

Ouch, my knee hurts

Whether you are a weekend warrior or a highly competitive athlete, you have likely experienced or come in contact with someone who has suffered from some sort of knee pain. Knee injuries, especially to those who are physically active can be extremely … [Read more...]