All you need to know about Cryotherapy

20th December 2017

We recently took delivery of our CryoScience Cryotherapy machine, and can’t wait to get it up and running in the clinic from January! Usually the privilege of elite athletes and sportspeople, we wanted to make Cryo available at our clinic to help speed up patients’ muscle recovery without the need for painful ice baths. Here’s…

Training Cycles – Part 3 – Transition Periods and Competition

31st July 2018

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…

Why are we spending so much on Orthotics?

2nd September 2019

Back to school this week for many of our patients and parents! A new school year often means new stationary, new uniform and new shoes! Which got us thinking about a trend we saw this summer. Perhaps it was due to more people running, or perhaps it was coincidental – but SO many people have…

How physiotherapy could benefit you in 2018

4th January 2018

The benefits of physiotherapy are multiple. Whether used to treat work and sporting injuries, or cardiopulmonary and neurological conditions, physiotherapy treatment has a proven positive impact on recovery and wellbeing. Never considered physiotherapy as a treatment option before now? Maybe make it your New Years’ resolution to give it a go!   1)      It improves joint…

Psychology of Injury and Rehabilitation

14th September 2018

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…

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…

The only shock about Shockwave Therapy is its healing capacity

16th January 2018

Shockwave Therapy is used in physiotherapy and orthopaedics to heal tendons, muscles and ligaments quickly and effectively. Its main benefits stem from the fact that it is a non-surgical method of pain relief. It is non-invasive, will not cause infection, and holds less risk than other methods of treatment – whilst achieving similar outcomes. Shockwave…

The most effective treatment of Lower Back Pain

20th September 2018

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…

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…

All you need to know about IMS needling

23rd January 2018

IMS (or intramuscular stimulation) is similar to traditional acupuncture, in that it involves the insertion of needles into the body to relieve pain. The difference resides in the fact that IMS is a far more specific and purposeful method of pain relief than its older counterpart. Rather than focusing on pre-mapped points in the body…