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Are you elderly or have an elderly relative who is frightened of falling? Read how Physio can help prevent falls.

Towards the end of my father’s life he became more frail  and this affected his balance and strength. He became less inclined to go out and his social life began to suffer. Twice he pirouetted outside our front door and landed in my husband’s favourite shrub! Thankfully he didn’t hurt himself. This prompted me to […]

Read how Physio helps experienced runners improve performance and manage injury risk

If you are an experienced runner, it’s highly likely you’ve trained and competed whilst injured. Indeed, research shows that runners often carry old “niggles” that have never been properly sorted out. If you are a seasonal runner, or tend to aim for certain events, you may find that you are susceptible to injuries at certain […]

Do you have a gymnast in the family complaining of aches and pains?

Do you have a gymnast in the family? And are they frequently complaining of aches and pains? As a parent it’s often hard to know how much to worry about your child’s injuries. We are used to children getting cuts and bruises in the normal course of play and they usually bounce back very quickly. […]

Dizzy – oh? Try Physio!

Dizziness is a very common problem in more mature populations. In fact, dizziness is the most common single health related complaint for people aged 75+! It accounts for nearly 1 in 10 of GP visits by people aged 65+ and about 1 in 5 by people aged 85+. So it’s no small problem. Dizziness can […]

Are you a first time marathon runner or new to distance running? Read our top tips for avoiding the injury pitfalls!

  If you have just got your first place in the London Marathon for 2018 – congratulations! Or perhaps you are new to distance running? Either way you’re no doubt excited but perhaps equally anxious about the challenges ahead. Training for, and then running a marathon is a great achievement but there are lots of […]

Do you want to hit the ski slopes in peak fitness this year?

Skiing is for some a serious sport, for others an adrenaline rush, and for most of us a much needed winter break from the routine. Skiing is a demanding activity and places high demands on our bodies, especially the legs. Injuries can occur for many reasons, but what we know for sure is that when […]

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Golfers elbow and how physiotherapy can help

What is golfers elbow? Golfers elbow is a pain on the inside of your elbow affecting the flexor tendons that flex your wrist, hand and fingers and attaches to the inside of your elbow. We used to think it was caused by an inflammation of the tendon which links the muscle to the bone. However, […]

Read our top tips for preventing tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is a very common complaint at this time of year. It’s more difficult to help once it becomes established and chronic. There are some useful steps that can be taken to reduce your chances of developing it. Read this infographic for our top tips. We used to think that tennis elbow was a […]

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Need to improve your golf swing performance and banish back pain? Physiotherapy could be the answer!

We know that lower back injuries are the most common amongst golfers. In fact, in professionals they account for up to 63% of all injuries. Wouldn’t it be nice to be free of pain and improve the effectiveness of your swing? Follow these 5 top tips to banish pain, prevent injury and maximise your golf […]

10 top tips to help tennis players remain injury free!

Are you feeling inspired by the Wimbledon Tennis Championships? At this time of year tennis courts will be buzzing with enthusiastic players. The repetitive nature of tennis means that without proper care injuries can result. Sophie Cannon, one of our Physiotherapy Team and a keen tennis player herself, has given her 10 top tips to stay injury […]

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Busting the myths about back pain!

If you suffer a back injury you can be sure to receive a multitude of advice from well-meaning friends. But is that advice always the right advice? Our beliefs about pain are formed at a young age and may relate to how our parents reacted to injury. Some parents make light of an injury whilst […]

5 ways to improve your cycling

Cycling has never been more popular. You only have to cast a quick glance along the roads and tow paths in Barnes to see how it appeals to adults and children alike. This month, we give you 5 top tips to improve your cycling and look at the effect cycling can have on your knees. […]

Take the strain out of gardening!

Autumn and spring are busy times and budding gardeners will be keen to get out in the garden. But before you venture forth with spade or secateurs in hand read on for some helpful tips on how to prevent a weekend of gardening becoming a back breaking experience! First remember that gardening is a physical […]

Getting into your best marathon mindset

Are you running a marathon? Do you feel daunted by the prospect of getting through the last few weeks of training and the race day from a mental perspective? We have invited Dr Josephine Perry to give her top tips on some sport psychology things to think about for the final 6 weeks of training and […]

Running a marathon? Read these top tips on footwear!

Are you running a marathon? Do you know how often you should change your shoes? Have you thought about the race day and what you will be wearing? We’ve asked Dominic Stead of Sporting Feet to give us his top tips on footwear and more! Sporting feet Dominic and co-owner Geoff Ross run Sporting Feet […]