In the last month we’ve welcomed several new people to the Physio & Pilates Central team. Liz is an experienced physiotherapist and Pilates instructor who brings experience treating women’s health issues and pregnancy-related pain to the team. Liz also has a particular interest in post-surgical rehabilitation and is able to combine her physiotherapy and …..
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 …..
The picture above shows the acromioclavicular joint, the ACJ or the bit just up from the shoulder in layman’s terms. It’s surrounded by ligaments and, like all ligaments, it’s possible to get varying degrees of tears to them. However, unlike other joints where we have three different grades of tear, ACJ sprains are classified into six …..
There’s been some rugby on recently – something we can’t really miss as a Richmond-based business. With that in mind we wanted to take a look at one of the most common rugby injuries that we treat – one effecting the shoulder. A superior labrum from anterior to posterior tear – or SLAP tear for …..
You’ve heard the phrase no pain no gain – and when it comes to training it’s important to push our bodies outside of their comfort zone if we want to see an improvement. It’s what’s known as ‘overload training’. Firstly – the name isn’t brilliant as it makes it sound like you’re doing too much …..
Shoulder pain is one of the more common injuries that physios have to deal with and sometimes pain in the shoulder doesn’t even originate from the shoulder itself but can be referred from elsewhere. The shoulder is also one of the most complicated joints in the body (if not the most), where pain can arise …..
Ahead of the London marathon on Sunday, here are some last-minute tips from Physio Central to help you get around the course and hopefully even enjoy it! 1. Don’t overdo it this week – it’s tempting to try and get the miles in but follow your plans and don’t take on more than 3 exercise …..
“> With the clocks forward and the weather looking better (mostly), more and more of us are getting out on our bikes. Whether that’s for the first time, commuting to work or preparing for a race season, it’s important to set your bike up properly to help stay injury free. Many of the cycling pains …..
If you’ve picked up an injury then the first course of action is often to reach for nurofen or ibuprofen. These have become the ‘go to’ medications in times of pain, particularly ibuprofen and similar anti-inflammatories (AIs), but is that a good thing and can they actually do more damage? To put this into context, …..
For most of us, static stretching is an essential part of our pre and post-exercise routine, or at least we’ve always thought it should be. It was what we were all (well most of us) taught in PE at school, so surely it’s the sensible thing to do? Well perhaps not and that’s why we …..