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The Hidden Benefits of Taking Up a New Sport

The recent British TV series The Jump has just finished, and even though most contestants had no experience competing in winter sports before, their level of achievement has been impressive. If you haven’t seen The Jump before, the show involves participants competing at different winter snow events including skeleton, bobsleigh, ski cross and ski jump. […]

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How to Tell a Sprain from a Strain

Sprains and strains are basic terms for two different diagnoses but they both consist of an ‘over-stretching’ or tearing of tissues through trauma and/or overuse. Both will present with bruising and pain localised to the affected area, and they can both be categorised from minor to severe depending on the extent of damage to each tissue. […]

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Top Tips to Avoid Injuries whilst Trail Running

In this blog post, our MD Rebecca Garrod reveals how to avoid injuries whilst trail running. Trail Running is a very popular sport but it is linked with a high injury rate with 19-79% of runners sustaining an injury each year (van Gent et al 2012).  Injuries often occur from incorrect training and runners pushing […]

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Do You Recognise the Early Warning Signs of Achilles Tendinopathy?

Do you experience pain in your calves whilst running?  It may well be that you aren’t wearing the correct footwear.  Perhaps you roll in (pronate) or roll out (supinate) your ankles when you run. Over time this would lead to pain in the Achilles tendon, causing micro tears in the tissues and possibly leading to […]

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The ultimate roller for myofascial release and to help massage and release tight muscles.  Helps to maintain release of muscles from your physiotherapy session.  The Vari-Massage Foam Roller features a range of different patterns so you can vary the intensity of the massage to suit your individual needs. Unlike many foam rollers the Vari-Massage Foam […]

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London Marathon – Overtraining and Tapering

Overtrainining When training for a marathon you may find yourself pushing your body too hard called overtraining.  Overtrainng can lead to long term reduced performance and the inability to train.  Signs to look out for which can be symptoms of overtraining include: Unexplained and consistently poor performance High levels of fatigue and tiredness Recovery taking […]

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