Physio Comes To You Blog

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. […]

Read More…

12 Essential Exercises To Get the Whole Family Working Out!

A recent issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal featured an article boasting a high intensity circuit training that only lasts 7 minutes!  The circuit comprises of 12 different exercises that should be performed for 30 seconds each and with a 10 second rest between the exercises.  The idea is […]

Read More…

5 Top Foam Roller Moves to Maximise Your Lower Limb Flexibility

Foam rollers work on fascial movement and mobility. Fascia encompasses the different layers and tissues beneath our skin and within our bodies. The layers should all move against and past each other relatively freely, and have a good blood flow within and between layers with minimal restriction. If you have had an injury or persistent […]

Read More…

Stress Responses and Stress Fractures in Bones

Stress fractures occurs in bones when they undergo fatigue due to excessive repetitive loading through activities such as running or military training.  The bone will first start with a ‘stress response’ and then if the stress continues can increase to becoming a crack in the bone called a ‘stress fracture’. It will start as a […]

Read More…

10 Common Injuries From Skiing or Snowboarding

Like all sports, there’s always the risk we can injure ourselves whilst skiing or snowboarding. This could be due to snow conditions, skiing ability, tiredness or collisions with another person or object. Here are the 10 most common injuries that you could sustain on the slopes: 1.  Peroneal Tendon Injuries  Peroneal tendon injuries are often […]

Read More…

Which Type of Flexibility Training is Right for You?

Flexibility is a component that is becoming less frequently overlooked when training in gyms and during sporting events. People are becoming more aware of injury susceptibility in muscle groups that are tight and joints that are less flexible. This blog will discuss stretching types and a few ways in which you can increase flexibility depending […]

Read More…

How to Manage Inflammation

Any harmful stimulus to the body will result in inflammation of the injury site. Inflammation is defined by 5 cardinal signs: pain, heat, swelling, redness and reduced function, with these signs first described over 2000 years ago by the Roman physician Aulus Cornelius Celsus. The process of inflammation is a natural phenomenon, and it promotes […]

Read More…

Top 5 Tips for Preventing Knee Injuries

Playing netball, like many other high impact contact sports, runs the risk of knee injury on a regular basis. However, each sport places its own challenges on the knee joint and tissues but there are some things, which can be done to prevent or reduce the risk of knee injury. Here, our physio and Bristol Manager Leanne […]

Read More…