Marathon series: Top Tips for Marathon Training

With the date for the London Marathon set for October 3rd 2021, and the Brighton Marathon just a few weeks earlier on September 12th 2021, first time marathon runners and veterans alike will have recently embarked on their training for the big day. But do you know where to start or how to optimise yourContinue reading “Marathon series: Top Tips for Marathon Training”

What do we really mean by your “core”?

You’ve probably heard people talking about “core strength” and “core stability”, but what really is it and what do we mean by these phrases? Many think that when we refer to the “core muscles” we are referring to the abdominals, however this isn’t all, and there is much more to your core than just havingContinue reading “What do we really mean by your “core”?”

Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Massage – Is it right for me?

Deep tissue massage and sports massage are two terms often used interchangeably for one another, however there is a difference between the two, but there are also a lot of similarities! Sports Massage developed from Deep Tissue techniques, and therefore can sometimes seem similar to one another. Sports Massage is an area-specific treatment that focussesContinue reading “Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Massage – Is it right for me?”

Common Running Injuries – What are they and how can I prevent them?

In the first 3 months of the UK national lockdown in 2020, the NHS saw a 92% increase in downloads for their running app “Couch to 5k” compared to the same period in 2019. As with any sport, running doesn’t come without it’s risk of injury, and with such an increase in participation it comesContinue reading “Common Running Injuries – What are they and how can I prevent them?”

New Year’s Resolutions and Fitness Goals

2020 has been far from a normal year for us all, and with only a few days left until the start of 2021 I am sure many of you have been busy thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. Research has found that almost two thirds of New Year’s resolutions are fitness based, and of these,Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions and Fitness Goals”

Effective Recovery After Exercise

For many of you it will be welcome news that later on this week gyms will be able to re-open, along with outdoor sport resuming. But how is it best to recover from training so that you’re ready for your next session? This blog looks at what you should be doing to help look afterContinue reading “Effective Recovery After Exercise”

Looking after your body whilst working from home

At the height of lockdown in the UK it is estimated that 60% of the UK’s adult population were working from home, with 26% of British people planning to work from home permanently or more frequently after lockdown. While working from home of course has numerous benefits- less time commuting, saving money, and being ableContinue reading “Looking after your body whilst working from home”

What is Sports Therapy and who is it for?

Despite the job title initially suggesting that we only treat sports people, this isn’t the case. Every day we treat people from all walks of life- whether you’re injured from sport, or have aches and pains from day-to-day life you could benefit from Sports Therapy treatment. What is the difference between Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy?Continue reading “What is Sports Therapy and who is it for?”

What should I be doing to warm-up properly?

With gyms re-opening and sports training beginning to start up again, it is important to make sure you’re looking after your body. For those of you who read my previous blog post ‘Returning to training after lockdown’ you may remember I mentioned how important it is to prepare your body for exercise to reduce injuryContinue reading “What should I be doing to warm-up properly?”

What Can I Do To Help My Body During Lockdown?

Since lockdown started I’ve had a number of messages from patients asking how they can manage their aches and pains at home. With daily commutes now being shortened to walking from your bedroom to the living room, it’s easy to feel stiff, lethargic and a little bit achey. When you spend a large portion ofContinue reading “What Can I Do To Help My Body During Lockdown?”