Category Archive for "Sports injuries"

Mat vs Reformer Pilates – what’s the difference?

We know that Pilates is one of those ‘all rounders’ when it comes to exercise. It’s great for building strength and stability, for improving flexibility, balance and mobility and also offers the added bonus of challenging the brain<->body connection. One

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Are gym classes safe?

Whether we do it or not, we know that regular exercise makes us happier and healthier people. Gyms and fitness centres have been reaping the benefits of our increased focus on health and wellbeing. It makes sense because forming a

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Should you be able to touch your toes?

Touching your toes is often seen as some sort of reflection of how athletic / fit / sporty you are. I’ve noticed people are either very proud when they can touch their toes, or they seem a little embarrassed when they

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How long does it take to strengthen my muscles?

When I am helping someone to recover from an injury or to improve their strength, I am often asked “how long will it take for my strength to improve”? The answer to this question depends largely on why (and whether)

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When can I run after having a baby?

When I was pregnant with my first, I used to get insanely jealous whenever I would see someone running. It’s not that I was a big runner before pregnancy, but for some reason watching someone do something that I couldn’t turned

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How can I fix my niggly shoulder?

Shoulder injuries are very common. They are also varied and can be difficult to diagnose. The shoulder joint inherently has a large range of movement, which means a greater demand is placed on muscles and ligaments to provide stability. ‘Traumatic’

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Does dry-needling hurt?

  The response I most often get when I discuss the option of dry needling with a client is “I hate needles!”. Firstly, who actually LIKES needles?? And secondly, some hesitation is completely understandable, especially if you have never had

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Is it time for new shoes?

You’d be amazed at how many patients I’ve seen with lower limb pain that have seen significant improvement with just a new pair of shoes. So when should I replace my runners? You should suspect that you’re due for a new pair

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