How to prevent back pain when doing HIIT

With its emphasis on time-efficient and tough workouts, high-intensity interval training (HITT) has risen to popularity with regular gym goers and the self-proclaimed “I hate the gym” gymers alike. The benefits of high-intensity training are well documented for improving cardiovascular fitness changing body composition, increasing metabolism (your resting energy consumption) and getting a great hit […]


How to train for an autumn marathon safely and successfully

Training for the 2022 London Marathon this autumn? Training is well and truly underway for those participating in the 2022 London Marathon on Sunday 2nd October. Unlike the usual winter preparation, training in the summer for an autumn marathon requires a slightly different approach. Our Chartered Physiotherapist Bob Kelly is here to help you on […]

shoulder impingement

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

What is Shoulder Impingement Syndrome? The shoulder is possibly the most complex joint in the body. It is formed by three bones; the Scapula (shoulder blade), the Humerus (bone of the upper arm) and Clavicle (collar bone). It is a very flexible ball and socket joint which means it is not as stable as other […]

Frozen shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Everything You Need To Know About Frozen Shoulder Adhesive Capsulitis, more commonly known as “Frozen Shoulder”, is a debilitating and often highly painful condition caused by the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint becoming stiff, tight and painful. Symptoms can often last for months, sometimes even years, which are often worse at night and, without treatment.  […]

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Advances in Knee Surgery

Ground-breaking Technique for Knee and Hip Surgery A surgical robot, perhaps a little alarmingly given the pelagic name “Mako”, is delivering stellar results for patients having hip and knee surgery. It’s likely to revolutionise orthopaedic surgery in the coming years. The robotic ‘arm-assisted surgery’ offered by the Mako is indeed a ground-breaking piece of robotic […]

7 important points for older runners

7 important points for older runners

Download our PDF of 7 important points for older runners Running is a great way to stay fit and fight the pounds for all ages. However the downside to running is that it’s a very repetitive, high impact exercise which can lead to a multitude of overuse injuries. As you grow older the elasticity in […]

Neck Stretches

Stretches for a Healthy Neck

 Download Stretches for a Healthy Neck pdfBenefits of stretchingAddresses muscle imbalancesImproves flexibilityReduces risk of injuryImproves performanceHow to stretchTry 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.Hold for at least 20 seconds and release gently.You […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]