In the last blog we looked at the causes of osteoarthritis and here we’re going to look at the treatments. Do I need a joint replacement? This is a common concern from patients but osteoarthritis can be managed in other ways. In the last blog we talked about muscles offloading joints – by training muscles …..
In this blog we’re going to take a look at a fairly common complaint and one that tends to get people worried – osteoarthritis. This first blog will take a look at what this actually is and how it’s caused, then in the second we’ll look at treatment options. So what actually is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis, …..
Putting together a training plan can feel like a daunting task, trying to work out the best balance while keeping yourself motivated. In this blog we look at strength training plans – though you could apply the principals to endurance sports as well. Strength and conditioning training is more straightforward than many people think …..
Last week was mental health awareness week and, with a survey from the Mental Health Foundation showing that almost two thirds of people reported experiencing a mental health issue, it’s something that can affect us all. Fortunately, more people are discussing mental health now than ever, in the hope that the stigma attached to suffering with mental …..
May is national walking month and regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers. It’s an easy activity to start doing and, besides the benefits above, it also can improve mental health, help with weight loss and muscle tone, boost …..
Zack Cooper Triathlon is growing at a fast rate and, since the success of the Brownlee brothers at the 2012 Olympics, more and more of us have decided that just one sport is simply not enough. With increased participation in triathlon comes more and more events to choose from! The good thing about triathlon …..
Waking up with a pain in your neck is far from an ideal start to the day – and something a lot of people would worry about. The good news is that this is an injury which can feel a lot worse than it actually is. Often called ‘wry neck’ or, for those who like …..
Hiring a personal trainer is a great way to stay focussed and keep you on track, whatever the goal might be. For this to work it’s important to find the right personal trainer for you. Here are some tips from the team at Physio & Pilates Central: 1) Find a trainer that is interested in …..
If you’ve ever suffered from pain or tingling between the base of the toes – then it could be something known as Morton’s Neuroma. It commonly happens between the 3rd and 4th toe but it could equally happen between any of them. The cause is an inflamed and thickened nerve and it’s something that’s often …..
Next in our series of blogs looking at groin pain, this time it’s hip impingement. Unlike the problems covered in our last two blogs (here and here), hip impingement is to do with the bones rather than muscle strains or tears. What is a hip impingement problem? Hip impingement (or femoroacetabular impingement/FAI) is related to …..