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 […]

Why should you consider acupuncture to treat headaches?

What is a headache? A headache is a symptom, described as pain in the face, head, or neck and is one of the most common nervous system disorders. The main classification divides headaches as: Primary (such as tension or migraines) Secondary, attributed to an underlying condition, or Painful cranial neuropathies (more commonly known as a shooting or burning pain) It is advisable to […]

Working safely at home

Working Safely From Home

Working safely at home As an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist with a specialist interest in upper limb disorders and ergonomics our Clinical Director, Martine Cooper, is passionate about avoiding injury whilst working. Human beings evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to be mobile, originally as hunter-gatherers. Nowadays, sedentary and desk-bound lifestyles are causing havoc with […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Sit up Straight

Sit up straight – five of the best dynamic posture exercises

Download our PDF of ‘Sit up straight – five of the best dynamic posture exercises’ Try these exercises at home or the gym to help improve your posture and help you sit and stand up straight.  If you sit at a desk  and are experiencing back, neck, upper limb pain or headaches,  these exercises could […]

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7 desk exercises to keep you healthy

Download our PDF of ‘Discover top 7 deskercises to keep you healthy’ Here’s why you should be doing regular desk exercises, or ‘deskercises’ as we like to call them… 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 […]

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 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. […]

Workstation Tips

Setting up your Workstation

 Download Setting up your Workstation pdf Setting up your chairSeat HeightAdjust 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 have a rounded ‘waterfall’ […]

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 […]

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 […]


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”, […]