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 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...]

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...]

Shoulder instability

The shoulder joint is a marvelous unique structure, being the most mobile joint we have. No other joint can match it in the degrees of freedom it has. However, this mobility comes at a price, the risk of becoming unstable. Anatomy of the … [Read more...]

Boom Bust for cycling

Following on from the introduction, we now want to be more specific in terms on how, when and what to do to help resolve your persistent reoccurring injury. Cycling is our first chosen sport that we can look into. So what sort of common chronic … [Read more...]

Boom Bust Cycle

Persistent injuries can be a thing of the past if you know how best to abolish the pain by finding the right solution to the underlying causes. Niggling injuries that just don’t want to go away can really interrupt a training program especially when … [Read more...]

Three simple tests predicting when our lives will end…

Just a bit morbid don’t you think? Since 1946 the Medical Research council have been undertaking tests of 5000 people born in this year, at the age of 53 they completed the tests named ‘Longevity tests’ during home visits with specially trained … [Read more...]

Acupuncture to treat headaches?

The National Institute for Health and clinical Excellence (NICE) has recently recommended acupuncture as a treatment for headaches in people of all ages. The guideline reveals that one person in 50 people experiences headaches as a result of … [Read more...]

Benefits of limbering up

We all know that we are meant to warm up before exercise, right? Well we should do anyway. But with so much talk about different ways and methods of warming up it can lead to many of us feeling baffled and a bit confused about the best way of … [Read more...]