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 …..
Some basic shoulder anatomy The shoulder is a ball and socket joint but, unlike the hip joint, the socket in the shoulder is very shallow. The advantage of this is that you can get a lot of movement from the joint enabling you to do things like reaching overhead. The disadvantage is that the joint …..
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, …..
For most of us, our first response to a headache is to reach for the painkillers or possibly swear off drinking. A common assumption is that headaches come from inside our head, but in clinic we often treat cervicogenic headaches. We have touched on these before, but today want to focus on a particularly common …..
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 …..
With Pilates, we often speak to people who worry that if they miss a few classes they will lose everything they have been taught. But just like riding a bike, you never forget how to use the skills you learned. We love this quote from Joseph Pilates: “If you will faithfully follow the instructions, beginning …..
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 …..
It’s a fairly common misconception (or something you might have noticed people doing) that you need to keep your knees behind your toes when squatting. It’s also something that isn’t true. People tend to say this for two reasons; either there’s too much pressure behind the knee-cap or that there are shearing forces at the …..
Santa was back again this week – the good news is that his knee is fine now but the bad news is that he’s been having some problems with his back. With all those presents to carry, plenty of mince pies to eat and lots of time to relax over the summer, Santa put on …..