Weekend warriors – calf tears

Are you between 35 and 55? Are you keeping fit and active? You might be a weekend warrior! After a sedentary week at work, it is good to get outside, move the body and get the heart pumping. However, there are risks associated with trying a bit too hard, the most common being calf injuries.…

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Shopping Centre massages

In light of a recent article I read, I thought I would take the opportunity to comment briefly on having massage treatment at local shopping centres… I have had a few of my patients come to see me after attending such a place, because unfortunately they were now in more pain than before they went…

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Riders cheat ageing

A client of Chris’ sent in this interesting article, which he thought might be of interest (thank you!) If you think that all your bike riding makes you feel years younger, you are right.  A ground-breaking new study into the process of ageing has unexpectedly proved it. King’s College London and the University of Birmingham…

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Kids Sport

Most of us grew up without needing physiotherapy. These days it is not uncommon to see children and teenagers present with injuries at physiotherapy. For whatever reason the younger athlete plays sport, it is important to understand there is an upper limit to the number of hours per week a young body can take. Often…

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Weekend Warriors Welcome!

After a busy week at work many middle aged people use the weekends to enjoy physical activities. This leads to an improvement in fitness, health and enjoyment of life. This should continue but remember that after age 45 muscle repair is 15-18% slower than a 30 year old. Muscle mass and bone density decreases and…

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Stretching

There are some arguments about whether or not stretching before &/or after exercise reduces injury risk. Studies are mixed, but they all tend to agree that stretching can decrease general muscle soreness & improve overall flexibility. Here a few tips for stretching: • Static stretching is best post exercise, incorporated into your cool-down, & should…

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