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Clinic Blog

Preventing ski injuries

It’s that time of year when keen skiers hit the slopes. Here are some tips on helping to prevent ski injuries… 1) Be prepared! The more physical preparation you can do before hitting the slopes the better. Work on strength and endurance in the legs, glutes and core....

Everyday causes of pain

Muscle weakness One of the most common issues is just weakness of the muscles that support the lower back. So many of us are sedentary for long periods of time during the day and muscle mass reduces rapidly when it isn’t being used. These supporting muscles act as a...

Time to Talk Day

As today marks Time to Talk Day, a day to focus on mental health but also to encourage listening and understanding. If you are struggling to talk to those closest to you seeking help from a professional counsellor may be for you. http://ow.ly/gPMq50yfmxk #TimeToTalk...

Raynaud’s Awareness Month

February is Raynaud's awareness month. Common symptoms include colour change in the extremities such as hands or feet, cold extremities and numbness, tingling or pain Do you suffer these symptoms. Take the test here: https://www.sruk.co.uk/raynauds/raynauds-test/...

National Obesity Week

Join in a national New Year's resolution to help improve the nation's health. Whether it's cooking more healthily, avoiding high sugar snacks, or being a little more physically active, join in National Obesity Awareness week and make your healthy New Year's resolution...

Exercising Outdoors

It was certainly a cold start this morning! If you are planning on exercising outdoors in the next few weeks here are some tips Warm up (for at least 10 mins) Stay hydrated, yes even in the cold. Wear suitable reflective clothing and stick to lit areas where possible...

Festive Season

Don’t just survive the festive season. How to feel fantastic at the same time Stress, anxiety, and depression are common during the festive season. If nothing else, reassure yourself that these feelings are normal and that you are not alone. Accepting these feelings...

Cyclists Massage

Just because you are not a pro cyclist doesn’t mean you should ignore the recovery phase of cycling. In their book “The pain-free cyclist”, Matt Rabin and Robert Hicks recommend massage as part of the recovery process and treatment for cycling injuries, writing “...