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 …..
Squats are a common exercise in many different exercise programmes, from those aiming to improve cycling power, getting ready for ski season or simply as part of a normal gym routine. However, despite its popularity it’s difficult to master and is an exercise where it’s easy to increase the risk of injury as you’re only …..
Here at Physio and Pilates Central, we’re often asked for our advice on a simple stretching programme – something you can easily do at home without any gym equipment. This programme shows eight simple stretches for the lower body – each should be held for 30 seconds and at the point where you feel a gentle pull. …..
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 …..