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Top Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries on your Child’s Sport’s Day

Summer is on it way and this means sports day is just around the corner for many children.  Although sports participation provides numerous physical and social benefits, it also has a downside: the risk of sports-related injuries. Here are our top tips to keep your child injury free: Warm-Up: Teach your child to warm up their […]

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Limping or Difficulty Whilst Walking?

If you are experiencing pain or difficulty when walking, your physiotherapist will want to analyse your walking pattern in order to see if you have any abnormal movements which could be the cause of your complaint. There are 4 key stages of the normal walking pattern, often referred to as the Human Gait Cycle. These […]

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Top Reasons to Get on Your Bike! (Even after a Total Knee Replacement)

A lot of our therapists in London and Bristol cycle to their patients, and this means getting around is quicker, easier and more enjoyable.  It also means our therapists don’t have to rely on the ever uncertain public transport or busy roads! Many of our patients also cycle as a form of exercise or commuting […]

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Flexibility Training and Stretching – Is it Worth It?

Flexibility is defined as the static maximum range of motion (or ROM), available from a joint. There have been lengthy debates and studies to determine that flexibility has a role in injury prevention in many sports and it is an undervalued portion of conditioning training. There are many reasons as to why a particular joint […]

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Top Tips for Resting Between Exercise Sets

Resting during exercise and recovery are often an overlooked part of muscle training, however it is an important factor in your exercise program. There has been extensive research in how long you should wait between starting your next exercise set, with different theories providing an array of figures and times that you should rest. Some […]

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Disability Sports Coach – Creating a Lasting Legacy for Disability Sports Clubs in England

There are around 11 million disabled people in the UK and according to the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) only 2 in 10 disabled people in England are currently active.  It is a well-documented fact that everyone benefits from a healthy and active lifestyle to keep us physically and mentally fit.  The benefits of […]

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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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Zoe Birch Completes The Cape Argus Cycle Tour!

In March 2014, our Head of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy, Zoe Birch, completed her first major international cycling event:  The Cape Argus Cycle Tour.  In this post, Zoe shares her experiences of her phenomenal achievement.   I have just completed my first major international cycling event. I flew over to South Africa to race against 35,000 other cyclists […]

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Exercise Squats

Squats have the stigma of being painful, hard work and just too tiring! However, you may not realise the potential of this exercise. In everyday life, you actually squat more than you realise. For instance, crouching to pick up your child, using the loo, and getting in and out of bed. You may experience sore […]

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Get on Your Bike! Top Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Big Cycling Event

Cycling season will soon be upon us and you may even have signed up to complete a big cycling event.  This week, our physio Zoe offers some top tips to make sure you’re cycling at your optimum.   Bike Training Try to gradually increase the distance you are cycling and vary the distance as well.  Think […]

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