Calf pain in runners

Calf pain in runners

  This is a rather common problem also known as “biomechanical overload syndrome”. Typically pain and or tightness in the calf starts gradually and worsens with distance and time and improves with rest. This can happen for a variety of reasons: Change in training Change in footwear, particularly if moving to toe running Lack of …..

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The impact of a bad night’s sleep
World Heart Day – how to stay healthy
Why physios are obsessed with the glutes
Exercise and Pregnancy

Exercise and Pregnancy

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 …..

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Tendon Trouble

Tendon Trouble

This month our attention has been drawn to a new infographic and video all about tendons. It has been produced by Latrobe University and features Prof Jill Cook detailing what NOT to do for lower limb tendon issues. It’s a reader friendly resource and I recommend giving it a watch. The two most frequent tendons we …..

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Talking About Degeneration
Cycling injuries – treating tendinopathy
Women in sport

Women in sport

  Last month saw ‘Women in Sport week’ and with Johanna Konta and Heather Watson (so far!) doing well up the road at Wimbledon, there’s a lot of talk about how to get more women involved in all sports. It’s a problem not just here in Britain – with international research finding that girls participate …..

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Anyone for Tennis?

Anyone for Tennis?

We are gearing up for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships here at Physio and Pilates Central, as spectators and participators – as if we need any  excuses to drink Pimms, eat strawberries and watch some world class tennis. From a physio perspective we see many tennis related injuries from shoulders to backs but did you know that …..

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