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 […]

Getting your nutrition and hydration right on marathon race day

We have invited Jo Scott-Dalgleish, a Registered Nutritional Therapist, to guest blog for us on the subject of nutrition and hydration for marathon race days. Jo is a degree-qualified Nutritional Therapist who specialises in endurance sports such as long distance running, cycling, triathlons, open water swimming events and other endurance sporting challenges. Jo says that […]

Pillow talk!

You spend a lot of time with your pillow, but how much thought goes into choosing one? We all do it – we all need it – but not all of us get it in good enough quality. I’m talking about sleep. One reason may be your pillow. Most of us have heard the mattress […]

10 top tips for running in winter weather

10 top tips to get through whatever the winter months can throw at us! Whether you are training for a marathon or just a regular leisure runner you will no doubt know all about the challenges of running in winter conditions. Let us help you with some practical advice. 1. Get your clothing right The […]

Workstation assessments: complying with the law and improving the health of your staff

Are you an Employer, HR Director or Office Manager? Read on to find out how we helped a City PR company: comply with the law relating to Health and Safety at work improve working conditions for their office workers and improve the health of their staff by reducing work related aches and pains and absenteeism   […]

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Running a marathon? Read our Physio, Nic Pugh’s marathon story

Earlier this week I interviewed Nic Pugh, one of our Physios who has decided to run the London Marathon for the first time. Read on to find out how her first three months of training have gone and the highs and lows – even for the professionals! Hello Nic. Tell us a bit about yourself? […]

Running the London Marathon? Why it’s a good idea to get checked out by a Physio first

Thousands of people will be doing the London Marathon for the first time this April. Some will be experienced runners ready for a challenge and others may be relatively new to running and may not fully appreciate the stresses and strains put on the body with such a repetitive sport. So how can a Physio […]

How simple pelvic floor exercises are helping new mums get back to an active life with confidence

Have you recently had a baby but are struggling to be active without leaking urine? Perhaps you are dependent on wearing a pad ‘just in case’? Whether you have set your sights on running a 5K race  or just need to be able to run around after your toddler – you need a good strong pelvic […]

How Pilates is helping the over 50’s achieve a strong and flexible body – without sweating it out in the gym!

  As we get older we all lose some of our youthful flexibility, strength and posture through the natural ageing process, unless of course we work to maintain it.   Not everyone enjoys sweating it out in the gym. That’s why Pilates is a great alternative for those who prefer something more sedate but just […]

How Pilates classes are helping back pain sufferers, who spend hours sitting at a desk

Do you suffer from back pain when sitting at your desk? It’s plain miserable isn’t it? No matter how you try to get comfortable, pain relief rarely lasts for long. Ironically, we now see as many patients suffering back pain caused by inactivity – as we do those who have sustained an injury whilst moving […]

How Pilates can help new mums get safely back to running – post pregnancy

After having a baby all new mums will know that their stomach muscles have been stretched during pregnancy and lose their muscle strength. For mums that were regular runners pre-pregnancy, the temptation can be to get back to running at the earliest opportunity, with the hope their strength and tone will regain quite quickly. This […]

How Pilates is helping skiers to achieve fitness in just 6 weeks!

  Many families will be looking forward to their half term and Easter skiing holidays. But did you know that there are just 7 weeks from now until Easter?! That’s not much time to get fit for the slopes and cut down your risk of injury. Here I explain why skiers are choosing a new 6 […]

Knee pain when cycling – and how to avoid it

Cycling is a great way to get fit but it isn’t without risk of pain and injury. Apart from the obvious flesh wounds related to falling off your bike, the most common problems are usually felt around the knee. Read on to learn more about the common causes of cycling knee pain and how to […]