First, some anatomy. There are two menisci in each knee – the medial meniscus on the inside and the lateral meniscus on the outside. They sit on top of the shin bone, or tibia, and are basically like two calamari rings whose main role is shock absorption from the forces going through the knee on …..
Physiotherapist Marco is our newest recruit so we thought we’d sit down with him to find out more about his background and what makes him tick: What got you into physio? When I was a young boy my father often brought me with him, he is a medical sales representatives. Once I met a physiotherapist, …..
So it’s 15 days into 2019 and many people will have already given up on their resolutions – but it’s not too late. Whether you’re training for a new challenge, looking to get a bit fitter or maybe learn something new, these principles can be applied to anything. SMART goals Just a small number – …..
Hip impingement, or femoroacetabular impingement to use its full name, is a term given to pain originating from the hip joint although it is a little different from arthritis. First, some anatomy The hip is a ball and socket joint, the ball being the head of the femur (the thigh bone) and the socket being …..
Firstly, what are your hip flexors? Hip flexion is the act of bringing your thigh bone up in front of you, such as bringing your knees towards your chest, and there are several muscles that are involved in this. However, for the purpose of this article we are going to focus on iliopsoas which is …..
We’re pleased to announce a new appointment type – a 1 hour appointment that for those problems that you don’t have time to fully address in half an hour. Available to book now in Wimbledon or Richmond, this new session can help you with a number of different challenges or issues. Tell me more! Well …..
Functional training is one of the buzzwords of the last few years – but what actually is it and how can it help you? Essentially, functional training is any form of training that enables you to perform a particular function. This could be related to a sport, your job or just movements that we call …..
The core – not a slightly dodgy action movie from the 90’s, but an important part of any workout and something many people neglect. So what actually is ‘the core’? The core refers to ‘deep muscles’ that make up your lower trunk and pelvis. Their role is to provide stability and a centre point for …..
Mindfulness is growing in popularity and recently even members of parliament were raving about the benefits of mindfulness during bath time. It is appearing in school extra-curricular activities and now most work places are actively encouraging it. What exactly is it and where did it come from? The origins of mindfulness lie in ancient meditation …..
There are many types of headaches (over 300 according to the international headache society), and they are not an easy thing to categorise. Traditionally it was believed that headaches were caused by changes in the blood vessels supplying the head but now neurologists are suggesting that stiffness and tension in the upper back and lower …..