03 Dec

ACL Injuries in Hockey Players

ACL Injuries in Young Field Hockey Players ACL injuries in Young Field Hockey Players is becoming more and more common. Everyone knows that having an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury is a big deal this is mainly because you know that you are out for a season, and that the rehab is hard work for […]

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26 Nov

How to prevent hamstring injuries in young hockey players

How to prevent hamstring injuries in young hockey players Hamstring injury is a very common injury that I see in young hockey players. The Hamstring muscles is a the back of your thigh. It attaches to your sit bone, so if you sit up tall in your chair and feel the bones that you sit […]

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07 Nov

Why do I get knee pain going up and down stairs?

Why do I get knee pain going up and down stairs? Every week I see a number of people who come to see me with knee pain going up and down stairs. Knee pain is common and because it can be quite sharp it can be quite worrying. People often are worried something is damaged […]

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07 Nov

Is too much sport bad for children? Are they overtraining?

Is too much sport bad to our children? Are they overtraining? Last week I presented a lecture at Surbiton Hockey Club on how to train effectively as a young athlete.  Often if your child is sporty and loves sport then they end up doing A LOT of it. They maybe on the hockey team at […]

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23 Sep

Why do young athletes need to warm up?

Why do young athletes need to warm up? Why do young athletes need to warm up? At the end of last season I treated a young athlete who sustained a calf strain at the start of an important match. It seemed a typical scenario, arriving at a fixture with very little time to warm up […]

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23 Sep

3 great strength exercises for young hockey players

3 great strength exercises for young hockey players Strength exercises for young hockey players is an area that is starting to be recognised more and more. Often strengthening starts when a player is injured and has to strengthen to get back to fitness. So, why is strength important? and won’t they get strong from just […]

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16 Sep

Knee pain in young hockey players

Knee pain in young hockey players Knee pain in young hockey players is something that I see quite regularly in my clinic and in sporty kids. When we are talking young, I mean any age from 10-16 years old. It is far more common in girls than boys. There are many reasons a young athlete […]

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09 Sep

Start of the hockey season advice

Its the start of the hockey season and we’ve just had our summer holidays, perhaps there have been some summer camps but its certainly been more low key than term time. Getting back into exercise at any level needs to be taken slowly at any level of play. The two most common times of injury […]

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15 Jul

3 Drills to help  prevent knee injuries in Field Hockey

3 Drills to help  prevent knee injuries in Field Hockey Knee Injuries  in field hockey are very common especially in the younger players 11+ years. This is because the sport demands on the knee joints are high. Lunges as we reach for the ball, running, sprinting and changing direction are all factors that can lead […]

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20 Mar

How we treat Knee Pain

Knee pain can come on suddenly and can be quite limiting in nature. It can affect your daily activities such as walking, stairs and getting up from chairs. The knee can often feel swollen and stiff and sharp pains make us feel apprehensive about moving the knee. There are many different pain-producing problems in the […]

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