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As we get older we tend to lose flexibility and from the age of 50 we can lose up to 2% strength a year unless we are actively working to combat this. Not only does a lack of exercise have consequences on our physical capabilities but as we all know – on things such as maintaining a healthy weight, preventing diabetes, preventing falls in older age, high blood pressure and heart disease.
The 3rd biggest sporting event in the world is upon us! 20 Nations representing the best Rugby union players on the planet, coming together to challenge for the title of the World Champions and lift the Webb Ellis Cup. It promises to be a thrilling spectacle showcasing the epitome of human performance – combining strength, […]
Taking part in a long charity bike ride this summer? Worried about staying injury free? Read our top 10 tips for getting to your destination safely!
You’ve been pounding the pavement for weeks if not months in preparation. Honing your body and figuring out all the details like the right hydration and nutrition on the day. Maybe you’ve run a few test events in the run up. You’ve spent hours training, put off social engagements and neglected friends and loved ones […]
Painful steps forward… Woohoo! At about 6 weeks post injury I had my first full, undisturbed night’s sleep – luxury! Also, I was starting to push the rehabilitation beyond the ‘one size fits all’ protocol I had been given. I should say here – this was only because, as a Physio, I know what is […]
If you have visited the clinic recently you may have seen two of my Physio colleagues on crutches! Not a great advertisement for our profession. As a clinician I think it helps to have gone through an injury or surgery yourself as it gives you a deeper understanding of both the physical and mental challenges […]
Overview One of the greatest things about being a teenager is that you can run, jump, bend and reach in the ways we can only wish for as we get much older. But having such a high performance machine requires high performance maintenance and care. Furthermore, without the necessary care and maintenance, teenagers can be […]
A running injury stops you enjoying your running and can get worse without treatment. I recently caught up with one of our keen running clients, Patrick, who came to the clinic complaining about a common running injury – chronic Achilles Tendinopathy. Read on to find out how our Physio, Dave Burnett, helped Patrick recover so […]
The month of November is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) awareness month so we though we would try and shed some light on this complicated and painful syndrome. Richard Game is one of our team of Physiotherapists and he undertook a Master’s degree in Pain Science in 2006. I did a Q & A session […]
Cast your minds back to 1993, when Bill Clinton was President of the US, John Major was going ‘back to basics’, we were still in the grip of a recession and unemployment had reached 3,000,000. Not a good time to start up in business you might say. It was also the year when, just like […]
And why cadence may be something to consider…… If you have ever wondered what the Cadence measurement on your Garmin running data actually means, you should hopefully find the following advice useful! Cadence (the total number of steps you make per minute) is dictated by your running style and can have a big impact on […]
With Richmond Park and the Surrey Hills almost on our doorstep it’s not surprising that cycling has become such a popular sport in this area. Cycling places unique demands on the body and, here at Physio on the River, we frequently assess and manage people with problems related to cycling. These include aches and pains […]
I used to find exercising really easy as I had a lovely, lively, young Springer Spaniel who had bags of energy and was a struggle to keep up with! But sadly she is now 12 years old and, except on really good days or when she sees a unsuspecting squirrel, she is trailing several feet […]
If you have just woken up after completing the London Marathon yesterday, you may well be feeling stiff and sore! This week I asked our new massage therapist, Rachel Jarvis, to tell us how massage can help you recover from a marathon. Rachel recently jointed our massage team of three. She is a very keen […]