Discover top 7 deskercises to keep you healthy

Download our PDF of ‘Discover top 7 deskercises to keep you healthy’ Living in the digital age means many of us spend our days deskbound and we are unable to move as much as we should. Booking in a gym session or a Pilates class doesn’t always fit in with busy schedules and last minute […]

Running a Marathon? Top 10 Tips

London Marathon 2017

Download our PDF of London Marathon 2017 It seems like yesterday London runners tied their laces to compete in the 2016 London Marathon. So, before this year’s London Marathon, we thought it might be helpful to (i) explain some of the common problems experienced by runners, (ii) characterise a ‘niggle’ versus a possible ‘injury’, (iii) […]

Foam Roller: a Physio’s Guide

Foam Rolling: a Physio’s Guide

Download our PDF of Foam Rolling: a Physio’s Guide Self-myofascial release, or better known as ‘foam rolling’, which was once just used and heard of by professional athletes, coaches and therapists, is now a popular exercise regime for a range of people from the sedentary person to the more athletic individual. What is a foam […]

Neck Stretches

Stretches for a Healthy Neck

 Download Stretches for a Healthy Neck pdf Benefits of stretching Addresses muscle imbalances Improves flexibility Reduces risk of injury Improves performance How to stretch Try to stretch when warm if you can. You will get a better result if you have done a little exercise. Stretch slowly, until you feel a pull in the muscle. Don’t bounce. […]

Stretches for Healthy Back

Stretches for a Healthy Back

 Download Stretches for a Healthy Back pdf Benefits of stretching Addresses muscle imbalances Improves flexibility Reduces risk of injury Improves performance How to stretch Try to stretch when warm if you can. You will get a better result if you have done a little exercise. Stretch slowly, until you feel a pull in the muscle. […]

Workstation Tips

Setting up your Workstation

 Download Setting up your Workstation pdf   Setting up your chair Seat Height Adjust the height so that your hips are level or higher than your knees. The whole of your foot should be on the floor, do not lower your chair to suit the desk height. Raise the desk! Ideally the seat pan would […]

The Plank

The Plank – is it a useful exercise?

  Download ‘The Plank – is it a useful exercise?’ pdf The Plank is one of the most talked about and popular gym exercises. It has become a major trend and is advocated by various fitness professionals as a ‘core exercise’ that can help to ‘develop strength in the core, shoulders, arms, and glutes’, Mens Health If […]

Dynamic Stretching

What is dynamic stretching and why do it?

   Download our PDF of Dynamic Stretching Exercises Dynamic stretches are a great way to help you warm up for exercise, improve flexibility and performance. Dynamic stretches are active movements of muscle that provide a stretch but are not sustained in the end position. The opposite of this is static stretching (see our article on […]

Pilates for Running

Pilates For Running

   Download our ‘Pilates For Running’ pdf. Run Faster and Further with Less Chance of Injury Whether you’re a competitive runner, training for your first marathon or a weekend jogger, running is a great way to boost your cardiovascular fitness and muscle tone. However, failing to consider musculo-skeletal efficiency can result in injury and below […]

Overuse Injuries in Sport & Exercise

Overuse Injuries in Sport & Exercise

   Download our Overuse Injuries in Sport & Exercise pdf. What is an Overuse Injury? Chronic injuries are sometimes referred to as cumulative trauma or overuse injuries. Overuse injuries tend to develop slowly and are the result of repetitive trauma, otherwise known as micro- trauma. They are different to acute injuries, where a single traumatic event […]

Pilates

The Five Key Benefits of Pilates

   Download ‘The Five Key Elements of Pilates‘ pdf. Pilates exercises combine strengthening with good posture; they lighten the load on your spine and joints by correcting muscular imbalances due to bad alignment or misuse of muscles and alleviate tension. You’ll restore good biomechanics, movement patterns and experience five key benefits. 1. Alignment Proper alignment (neutral […]

Bewildered by Pilates Options?

   Download Bewildered by Pilates Options? pdf. How to choose the Pilates that will benefit YOU most Pilates seems to be offered in so many fitness and rehabilitation facilities now, it’s very hard to know what’s best for your needs. Everything, from the tiny movements of rehabilitation Pilates to the challenges of “extreme bootcamp Pilates”, […]

Get Fit for the Ski Season - Top 3 Exercises

Get Fit for the Ski Season – Top 3 Exercises

   Download ‘Get Fit for the Ski Season – Top 3 Exercises’ pdf As summer holidays are fast becoming a distant memory and winter is approaching. Many people starting to look ahead to the Winter Ski holiday to put some excitement into the snowy season. But with the excitement of winter sports can often come the […]

Running a Marathon? Top 10 Tips

Running a Marathon? Top 10 Tips

   Download ‘Running a Marathon? Top 10 Tips’ pdf. Here are my Top 10 tips for the build up to the marathon, and for the big day itself. 1. Change Terrain Run some of your miles on softer surfaces (grass, trail, track, etc) to cushion your joints. 2. Stretch Incorporate dynamic stretching into your warm up […]

How to Avoid Neck Pain

How to Avoid Neck Pain

   Download ‘How to Avoid Neck Pain’ pdf An acute (sudden onset) bout of neck pain is common. Two out of three of us will have neck pain at some time in our life. In most cases it is not due to a serious disease or neck problem and often the exact cause for the pain is […]

How to Avoid Back Pain

How to Avoid Back Pain

   Download ‘How to Avoid Back Pain’ pdf Eight out of ten of us suffer occasional back pain according to the charity BackCare. If this pain is persistent or you have suffered trauma see a GP or physiotherapist. Otherwise here are a few ideas to help you avoid becoming a statistic. Chartered Physiotherapist Martine Cooper explains “A lot of back problems […]