05 Jul

Sports massage for Gym users

Sports massage for Gym users Sports massage for gym users is often recommended when you have trained hard and need to release out the muscles. But Sports massage is not limited to those with big bulging muscles. I see several clients both women and men who are doing 4-5 classes or circuits or gym sessions […]

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29 Jun

Why do I keep getting Injured when I Exercise?

Why do we get injured after Exercise Recently I met a friend, she’s a couple of years younger than me (early 40’s) and a retired professional athlete. We always end up discussing why she keeps getting injured (occupational hazard as a physiotherapist). The conversation rang true for many patients I see. Often women, often with kids, […]

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27 Jun

How to Fit Exercise into your Life

This question as easy as it sounds is very complex! I can safely say I spend approximately 20% of my time as a physiotherapist talking about how to fit exercise in our lives. Some of us…. I will call them the ‘blessed folk’ are able to wake at 5.30am to go for 10mile run and […]

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20 Jun

How to Reduce Injury as we get Older

I wanted to write a piece on how to reduce injury as we get older as I have made many observations during my 20 years as a physiotherapist. One of which is that it is quite apparent that, as people get older, their injuries tend to reoccur and last for longer periods. When you were […]

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15 Jun

Why I love Pilates Classes- musings of a physio

Why do I love Pilates classes and what are the benefits?  Rewind 20 years…… I loved exercise and the sweatier the better, I have dabbled in most sports from triathlons to endurance running to hill walking to yoga and at no point did I want to do Pilates. When Pilates first entered the world of […]

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06 Jun

Warm up exercises for Field Hockey

  Warm up exercises in Field Hockey are important as hockey can be challenging on your body  but good training techniques will ease those demands. We have partnered with Surbiton Hockey Club to develop a hockey  training routine that will  improve fitness, stamina and performance as well as reduce injury. Warm up exercises for Field […]

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20 Mar

The Young Athlete

As parents we feel proud when our children take an interest in sport, especially if we enjoy it in our lives and see the benefits it brings. But children and growing teenagers are susceptible to injuries and we must be aware of some of the factors that can cause these injuries, and ways we can […]

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20 Mar

Sports Injury Management

Injury due to sport can be very frustrating. Often sport is our way to wind down and release the tensions of life. We become committed to our sport and enjoy the challenge. Sporting injuries can be acute or sudden (e.g. hamstring strain, calf tear, rolling your ankle) or they can be slowly grumbling away until […]

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