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THE MOST ANNOYING PART OF OUR JOB

THE MOST ANNOYING PART OF OUR JOB

Want to know what really annoys me? You wouldn’t believe the amount of people we see who are stressed about their pain. Stressed because they are worried that they’ll end up in a wheelchair, or will never get back to work, or never play sport again. Why? One of the...

THE 10% RULE

THE 10% RULE

Have you heard of the 10% rule? It means not increasing your weekly running mileage by more than 10% per week, as doing so increases your odds of getting a running injury quite dramatically! Anyone surprised by this?? Unlike other sports that may be prone to traumatic...

TENNIS ELBOW

TENNIS ELBOW

We see a surge in tennis elbow after Christmas - cleaning, shopping, all the chopping and cutting that comes with all that food prep (oddly enough it's not as much from tennis as you'd think!). Suddenly things can start to hurt and the elbow is often the first place...

SPORTS INJURY PREVENTION TIPS

SPORTS INJURY PREVENTION TIPS

Start off slowly. It can be tempting to go all out when you’re first starting, but its important to gradually increase the time and intensity for whatever activity you are doing. Balance between training and recovery. Remember that even Olympic athletes have rest...

SHOULDER PAIN

SHOULDER PAIN

Shoulder problems are the second most common thing our physiotherapists see in the clinic, after back pain.  As Joni Mitchell said, "you don't know what you've got till it's gone" and this is certainly true of the shoulder - unless you get a shoulder injury, you have...

SCIATICA

SCIATICA

Sciatica means pain in the sciatic nerve, the long nerve that runs from your low back down the back of your leg.  It is usually caused by an irritation or pressure from something in the back, such as a bulging disc, stenosis (narrowing) in the spine, or general wear...

RUNNING THE MARATHON INJURY FREE

RUNNING THE MARATHON INJURY FREE

October 31st is fast approaching! At this stage you have probably started your taper and just completed your last long run at the weekend. This is often the time that injuries can rear their head, the combination of the final long run at peak weekly mileage, followed...

RUNNING INJURIES

RUNNING INJURIES

Unlike other sports that may be prone to traumatic injuries (for example twisting your knee playing football), running injuries tend to be related to overuse. This basically means pushing your body too hard, too quickly, for too long. If the tissues do not have enough...

RUN STRONG CLASSES

RUN STRONG CLASSES

This is an exercise class designed specifically for runners, to improve performance, posture and reduce injury risk. The programme is made up of  exercises designed to help the body to move efficiently when running, and are a mix of core exercises, strength work,...

PILATES VS YOGA

PILATES VS YOGA

As September comes around with children return to school and bigger children return to college, its usually easier to find or get back into a routine.  Exercise or physical activity is (or should) be part of everyone’s routine and classes are a great way to set aside...