For those still exercising outdoors – good work! As well as finding the paths and roads a bit quieter compared to the summer, you’ll also have noticed it takes a bit longer to warm up. Warming up for exercise is one of those subjects full of good and bad advice – so first let’s look …..
What is it? A bursa is a fluid filled sac which usually serves to cushion the joint and assists in shock absorption. Typically people experience “bursitis” when the bursa becomes swollen. The regions most commonly affected are the shoulder, the elbow, the knee, the hip and the heel. Pain can occur in the shoulder when …..
Putting together a training plan can feel like a daunting task, trying to work out the best balance while keeping yourself motivated. In this blog we look at strength training plans – though you could apply the principals to endurance sports as well. Strength and conditioning training is more straightforward than many people think …..
In our blog series looking at groin pain, this time we take a look at hip flexor strains which can particularly affect field-sports enthusiasts and runners. What’s a hip flexor? Lifting your leg up in front of you is also known as hip flexion – a good example would be when you lift your knees …..
Groin strain In this next series of blogs we look at the injuries that can cause groin pain. First up, we look at what a groin strain is or as it is more correctly called, an adductor strain. There are three adductor muscles and the image above shows where on the body they are located. Their …..
The picture above shows the acromioclavicular joint, the ACJ or the bit just up from the shoulder in layman’s terms. It’s surrounded by ligaments and, like all ligaments, it’s possible to get varying degrees of tears to them. However, unlike other joints where we have three different grades of tear, ACJ sprains are classified into six …..
For runners and walkers, pain around the knee can be incredibly uncomfortable and put a hold on training plans. We’ve covered some of the issues already so this time we’re looking at the catchily named iliotibial band friction syndrome. So what exactly is it and why do so many people have problems with it? As …..
It’s almost time for the London Marathon – so with just under two weeks to go, here’s some tips to help you get the best out of the day. 1) Don’t change your training plans even if you’re worried about how far you’ve done – stick to the plan and don’t try and cram in …..
There’s been some rugby on recently – something we can’t really miss as a Richmond-based business. With that in mind we wanted to take a look at one of the most common rugby injuries that we treat – one effecting the shoulder. A superior labrum from anterior to posterior tear – or SLAP tear for …..
You’ve heard the phrase no pain no gain – and when it comes to training it’s important to push our bodies outside of their comfort zone if we want to see an improvement. It’s what’s known as ‘overload training’. Firstly – the name isn’t brilliant as it makes it sound like you’re doing too much …..