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…
Continuing on from our recent post about optimizing performance, this 3-part piece focuses on the role of training cycles in elite performance, from the viewpoint of our Personal Trainer and Rehab expert Paul McBride – himself a former football professional. Training cycles The development of a football player and the preparation of a … Continue reading Optimizing Performance: Training cycles – Part 1
With the World Cup in Russia starting today, we thought it would be interesting to explore just how elite athletes peak at the right time. How can a professional footballer make sure they are in the form of their lives leading into the World Cup? How can an Usain Bolt make sure he is ready … Continue reading Optimizing Performance: How do we make sure the best athletes in the world achieve greatness on the biggest stage?
Spring has officially sprung; and although it doesn’t always feel like it, now is a great time to start making the most of the brighter days with some exercise. The benefits of exercise are no secret; mentally and physically, just thirty minutes of physical activity a few times a week works absolute wonders for … Continue reading How keeping active will help you get the most out of Spring
In order to truly welcome one of our new personal trainers Luke Davis to the C&G team, we thought we’d ask for his tips on warming up and warming down properly when you exercise. Physiotherapist (and Carter & George’s Co-Director) Rhys Carter has seen countless patients in the past whose injuries could have been … Continue reading Warm-ups that will make you less susceptible to sporting injury
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 … Continue reading All you need to know about IMS needling