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 …..
Most frequently trochanteric bursitis, these odd-looking words will make far more sense after we’ve started with just a little bit of anatomy. As can be seen from the the picture below, the hip joint is a ball and socket joint made up of the head of the femur (the ball) and the acetabulum (the socket). …..
Getting told to sit up straight may for some bring back bad memories of being yelled at by the teacher in school for slumping at our desk… but is it as important as we think? So what is posture? Our posture is how our body, particularly our spine and pelvis, is aligned as we sit, …..
For those still exercising outdoors – good work! As well as finding the paths and roads a bit quieter compared to the summer, you’ll also have noticed it takes a bit longer to warm up. Warming up for exercise is one of those subjects full of good and bad advice – so first let’s look …..
It’s flip flop season and with a change of footwear perhaps you have noticed your calves feeling a bit tighter in the morning. So why is this? When we wear flip flops and less supportive shoes such as ‘pumps’ (staple summer footwear for many), these shoes have flimsy and practically non-existent soles with minimal shock …..
This case study looks at recovery from a broken ankle to give you an idea of how recovery happens and the different aspects that play a part. In 2012 Suzanne broke her ankle skiing. She was in plaster for five weeks and then an ‘aircast’ boot for another 5. As part of the rehab Suzanne …..
Disclaimer: Santa has given us permission to share details of his treatment with Physio and Pilates Central It’s not easy trying to do a year’s worth of work in one night – especially when that involves delivering presents to people all around the world. It’s tricky staying in shape for a 9-5 job so it’s …..
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. …..
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 …..