How to recover like an athlete?

2nd June 2020

Things at our practice are slowly returning to the so-called ‘new normal’, and we have been really busy – considering the restrictions and circumstances. As you know, we are very keen on recovery here. I have probably bored you before talking about the 4 pillars of performance (Training, Nutrition, Sleep and Recovery). Most people take…

Sports Injuries at Home

27th May 2020

I hope you are managing to make the most of the sunshine? The ironic thing is that whilst most sport has been cancelled over the past few months, people have been more active than ever! It has been so encouraging to see how many online classes (including ours ) there have been, alongside so many…

Top 3 Ways to Prevent and Treat Back Pain

8th March 2020

Back pain is the most common injury seen in Physiotherapy clinics. It is estimated that over 80% of adults report lower back pain each year, and that as a result, 8.9 million working days per year are lost. It is now the leading cause of long term disability in the UK. Back pain is generally…

Food Allergy and Intolerance

4th February 2020

Working as a dietitian I get many patients ask me about allergies and intolerance’s, specifically around allergy testing. There are many companies and individuals who claim to diagnose people with allergies and intolerance’s, but how do you know which is legitimate and which are just looking for a quick buck? What is an allergy? An…

Hamstring Injuries

22nd January 2020

Hamstring Injuries – Jonathan Wride ESP Physiotherapist Last week in clinic an elite level sprinter visited me for advice on suspected hamstring injury. This is a very common injury I see in footballers and track athletes so I will use this case study to discuss the best management for hamstring tears. Where are the Hamstring…

Diet, Supplements and Inflammation

5th January 2020

Today’s blog is from Sophia Charalambous, who runs Herts Family Dietitian. You can check her website out at: Sophia is our new Dietitian at the clinic. Sophia comes from working in the NHS with adult and paediatric patients, seeing a variety of conditions such as IBS, coeliac disease, weight management and home enteral nutrition….

Exercising for Mental Health

16th December 2019

So, unless you live under a rock, everyone knows the benefits of exercise on your general health, fitness and body, but what does exercise do for our mental health? There is a growing movement in the UK towards exercising for our minds as a way to de-stress. People are finally beginning to understand that exercise…

Hip Pain – Surgery or Physio?

11th November 2019

So you’ve been to see the doctor with your hip pain and he has told you that you’ve got femoroacetabular impingement, or ‘FAI’ as you’ve seen it written on google. You’re not sure what to make of this and you think it will help if you chat about it with other people but the problem…

How can I make my heart stronger?

24th October 2019

Type in to google: ‘ways to make the heart stronger/healthier’ and the number one hit is through exercise. After all, your heart is a muscle that can be strengthened. In fact, evidence suggests that long-term exercisers can expect to have larger hearts than their counterparts. A bigger heart makes for a more efficient heart, as…

Does foam rolling work?

10th October 2019

Walk in to any gym and you are likely to hear some exercise buff bragging about using a foam roller. I mean what even is it anyway? Is it even good for you? Is it something you should be doing? There has been a huge rise in the number of people using foam rollers and…