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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
With the Easter holidays underway, it’s that time of year again for skiing fun! Hopefully you will have done your pre-skiing preparation but unfortunately, even with the best laid plans, injuries can still occur. Katherine Ashmore is one of our team of Physiotherapists and a keen skier herself. In this blog she runs through the […]
This time of year is a popular time to consider having a hip or knee replacement – in the hope you will be fit in time for summer! Many of our clients end up having both knees or both hips operated on and it’s noticeable how much quicker they recover after the second. This is […]
Here at Physio on the River, we are always working to ensure we deliver the most up to date evidence based therapies to our clients. We are very pleased to now offer Shockwave therapy . This is a very effective therapy for many chronic painful musculoskeletal problems, examples of which are: Plantar Fasciitis of the foot, […]
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? 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. […]
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 […]
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 […]