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When to ice and when to heat?

When it comes to pain or an injury, there is often much confusion about when to ice and when to heat. Therapeutic icing and heating are a safe, cheap and easy self-treatment option for many common painful problems, but knowing which one is correct for a particular issue leaves many of us unsure. Heat and ice

Plantar Fasciitis

Do you ever experience pain in the arch of your foot that seems to just come out of nowhere? Chances are, you may be suffering with Plantar Fasciitis. What is Plantar Fasciitis? The Plantar Fascia is a thick, stringy ligament that connects our heel to the front of our foot. It supports the arch of

Sports Rehabilitation Explained

What is Sports Rehabilitation? Sports rehabilitation is treatment for musculoskeletal injuries new or old, helping people to reach specific goals and maintaining their health and fitness. Whether you're recovering from an injury and you wish to get back playing your favourite sports and hobbies or you just want to get back to doing the simple

Achilles Tendinitis

Our Achilles tendon is the largest, strongest tendon in our body that stretches to help us walk, run and jump. Injuring this can result in Achilles tendinitis or worse, Achilles tendinosis. What is Achilles tendinitis? Overuse of our Achilles tendon can cause the tendon to swell, become irritated, inflamed, and painful resulting in what is

Ligament Injuries

What are ligaments and why are they so important? A ligament is a tough band of fibrous tissue which connects bone to bone in order to support a joint and help mobilise it. When we suffer an injury, either from a serious fall or an impact during an activity, we force the knee beyond its

Do you suffer with Achilles injuries?

We are seeing a huge rise in Achilles Tendon complaints - an injury often associated within the running community or those that participate in more exercise over the Spring / Summer months. What is Achilles Tendinopathy? The main muscles of the calf, the gastrocnemius and soleus converge to form the Achilles tendon located at the

How to become a Ninja Warrior UK champion!

As you may be aware, the Ninja Warrior UK final took place this weekend and it did not disappoint! The impressive performance of one individual stood out more than most! Having been 2nd man standing last year, Jonny vowed to come back better and stronger than last year…and he did just that! Jonny Urszuly was

What is CrossFit and why is Physio so important?

CrossFit is strength and conditioning training that combines a wide variety of exercises to give total fitness. It focuses on 3 aspects: weight lifting / training, sprinting / distance running and gymnastics. The nature and the conditioning of the exercises involved mean that there are risks to this training. A study published in the Journal

How can acupuncture enhance your performance?

  Acupuncture is a treatment method regularly used by Physiotherapists to improve a wide range of conditions. Although it has been around for thousands of years, it is only recently that clinical studies have actually proved its effectiveness. Athletes are always looking for an edge that will allow them to increase their performance, whether they

Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is one of the most effective and beneficial activities for us and our health. Along with lowering the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, strokes and diabetes, swimming keeps our heart rate up, while taking impact stress off your body. There are few activities that can compete with swimming. Low impact Swimming