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Chronic Fatigue and Muscle Strains – they’re not related….are they?

It is well researched that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) can be worsened by physical activity. A study has suggested that flare ups of the condition can be caused by a muscle strain or nerve irritation. The study out of Johns Hopkins University in the USA proposed that Physiotherapy could be a perfect treatment option for … Continue reading Chronic Fatigue and Muscle Strains – they’re not related….are they?

Marathon season is here! And with it, knee pain! Introducing Runners Knee…

It’s marathon season, and it’s been a busy time at The Carter & George Practice! The start of March is often the time when runners begin to ‘ramp up’ their mileage, with just under 7 weeks until the marathon. Unfortunately, this is also the time when it dawns on most people that they have to … Continue reading Marathon season is here! And with it, knee pain! Introducing Runners Knee…

You’ve heard if it, but what is an ACL Injury?

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is located behind the knee cap and is one of the four key knee stabilisers. It connects the tibia (shin bone) to the femur (thigh bone). The main role of the ACL is to ensure the tibia twists relatively to the femur, stopping any abnormal movements such has knee valgus … Continue reading You’ve heard if it, but what is an ACL Injury?

Rotator Cuff Injuries

What is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is comprised of a group of muscles and tendons which surround the shoulder joint. They work together to keep the shoulder stable meaning the ball (humerus head) stays in its proper position in the socket (glenoid cavity). The supraspinatus is responsible for abducting the arm, the infraspinatus … Continue reading Rotator Cuff Injuries

The most effective treatment of Lower Back Pain

Low back pain is a major health problem among Western industrialised countries and a major cause of medical expenses, absenteeism, and disablement. People with acute low back pain usually experience improvements in pain and return to work within 1 month and further but smaller improvements occur up to 3 months after. Following 3 months, pain … Continue reading The most effective treatment of Lower Back Pain

Psychology of Injury and Rehabilitation

Injuries happen, fact. It is estimated that 29.7 million sports injuries alone occur annually in England and Wales. Commonly, the first things that springs to people’s mind when an injury occurs are “how badly am I injured” and “when will I be fit to play again”. The first thought is always concerning their physical state … Continue reading Psychology of Injury and Rehabilitation

Training Cycles – Part 3 – Transition Periods and Competition

Part 3 of our blog series on training cycles, written by our resident Personal Trainer – Paul McBride. The transition periods This is the period when the level of performance drops off and where the player must be able to recover physically and mentally from the exertions of playing.  The period usually lasts between 4 … Continue reading Training Cycles – Part 3 – Transition Periods and Competition