How to get the marathon result you want and know you deserve!

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 […]

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Running injury – how Physio can help persistent Achilles Tendinopathy

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 […]

Is cadence important for running? Read Dave’s steps to success!

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 […]

Massage Monday – how we can help you recover from the London Marathon!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 top tips for running in winter weather

 Read on to find out our 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. […]

Running a marathon? Is sports massage a luxury or a necessity?

For most of us, running a marathon is a massive challenge and commitment. So the last thing you want is an injury that could force you to pull out before the big day. Effective stretching – and if required Physiotherapy – can help you through to the finish line. Buy many runners are unaware of […]

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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? […]

Voucher offer for marathon runners

SPORTS MASSAGE OFFER FOR MARATHON RUNNERS   6 sports massage sessions for the price of 5!   Book 6 x one hour sessions – SAVE £62 Or Book 6 x 30 minute sessions – SAVE £42     To book call our receptionist on 020 8876 5690 and mention SPORTS MASSAGE OFFER.   At your […]

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 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 […]

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