We’ve all noticed the evenings drawing in and given into the urge to turn on the central heating. While exercising outdoors may now be limited to walking to the train station or the gym, we thought we would take the opportunity to outline the benefits of continuing to exercise outdoors! Burn more calories When you’re …..
We are excited to announce that we are now offering reformer sessions at our Richmond clinic! If this wasn’t enough, a we have a brand-new piece of large Pilates equipment at Wimbledon called the split-pedal chair. Many people ask which is more suitable for them and while we usually suggest that, if you’re brand new to …..
This week sees the launch of a new air quality campaign, supported by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, to inform Londoners of the current pollution problem facing the city. The campaign includes a series of hard hitting posters on the London Underground with pictures of everyday things and the likely air pollution contaminating them, …..
Runner’s knee or, to give it its more technical name, patella femoral pain syndrome (PFPS), is typical in runners but can also occur in the more inactive members of the population. Pain may be sharp and localised or more achy and diffuse. Sufferers often complain of pain not only when running, but when going down …..
Obesity is a growing epidemic and in a newspaper report published last week to mark World Obesity Day, it was suggested that the burden of obesity will likely cost trillions worldwide. Smoking and obesity are believed to be two of the main contributors to increased numbers of cancers, heart attacks, stroke and diabetes. Grouped together, these …..
At Physio and Pilates central a few members of staff have joined the fitness tracking frenzy, but it’s not only our steps and physical activity we are keeping an eye on. Discussion has turned to sleep. These trackers provide information on how many hours we are sleeping, the quality of our sleep; if it’s …..
This Friday is World Heart Day. Did you that cardiovascular disease or CVD (which includes heart disease and stroke) is the world’s largest killer with over 17. 5 million deaths worldwide per year? Sadly this figure is expected to rise. The good news is that research shows that taking active steps can significantly improve heart …..
Recently I was treating a patient, guiding them through exercises to activate her gluteal (buttock) muscles when she pointed out that all the physiotherapists she had seen were fixated on her glutes! But are we? And why? It’s all about the glutes The better your buttocks are working, the more control you have over hip, …..
Can I exercise in pregnancy? In short the answer is a resounding yes, but there are many considerations regarding the type and intensity of exercise. The POGP (pelvic obstetric and gynaecological group of physios) have produced some fantastic evidence-based advice regarding exercise in pregnancy, and their principle message is that the aim of exercise in …..
It’s flip flop season and with a change of footwear perhaps you have noticed your calves feeling a bit tighter in the morning. So why is this? When we wear flip flops and less supportive shoes such as ‘pumps’ (staple summer footwear for many), these shoes have flimsy and practically non-existent soles with minimal shock …..