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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Most of us who have experienced plantar fasciitis know first-hand how debilitating and frustrating it can be. Every morning resembles being forced to walk on broken glass. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, a part of your foot that connects your...

Keeping Fit During Lockdown

Keeping Fit During Lockdown

Keeping fit during lockdown Why you need to keep fit during lockdown? There are many benefits to keeping fit during lockdown. These include: improved sleep lowered blood pressure reduced stress levels reduce anxiety and depression increasing speed of metabolism All of...

Sciatica

Sciatica

Sciatica affects many people from all backgrounds, especially those who participate in some kind of sport. A sciatica injury is the entrapment of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve originates from the lower back, travels down the back of the leg, all the way down to...

Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendinopathy

A common condition in the sporting world is Achilles tendinopathy. Sports in which this injury is most prominent is running, walking, basketball, and other high impact sports. The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. It allows you to push...

The Trials and Tribulations of Runners Knee

The Trials and Tribulations of Runners Knee

Runners Knee is a common condition mainly affecting runners, but can also occur in many other sports. Scientifically, this is known as patellofemoral pain syndrome. It is an overuse injury mainly brought on by repeated force though the knees, hence the high occurrence...

Importance of Recovery

Importance of Recovery

Recovery is a vital part of any sport or exercise. There are many benefits of recovery and rest days in sports. One of these is that it allows the body to adapt to the training done previously. If hard sessions are undertaken one after another, then the body does not...

Stretching

Stretching

Stretching is an important part of participating in any sport and can enable consistent training. Stretching comes with many benefits: improving range of movement improving circulation decrease muscle stiffness and DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness) help with the...

Foam Rolling

Foam Rolling

Foam rolling is an important part of recovery. It is a form of self massage which uses the body’s own weight to provide pressure for massage. Movement along the foam roller is provided by the arms pushing the body back and forth. Foam rolling aims to reduce tension...

What is Sports Massage?

What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is known for reducing pain and stiffness in muscles and joints. They are thought to work by realigning muscle fibres and connective tissue and flushing away toxins such as lactic acid. There are many different types of sports massage including: Swedish...

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