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

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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21 Sep

What’s the difference between Pilates Classes or Yoga Classes

What’s the difference between Pilates Classes or Yoga Classes I often hear patients ask what is better for them Pilates Classes or Yoga Classes. So here is a brief video talking with Christine who is a specialised yoga for scoliosis teacher about Pilates and Yoga and what are the similarities and differences. Ultimately working out […]

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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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26 Aug

How to do a Pilates Bridge correctly

How to do a Pilates Bridge correctly The Pilates Bridge is a common exercise in Pilates. I often see it done incorrectly and this can lead to you feeling it in your back. The are 5 principles of positioning in Pilates and these are really designed to help us to isolate movements. When teaching the […]

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15 Aug

Returning to Exercise after Pregnancy

Returning to Exercise after Pregnancy Kathryn is 45, she has 2 kids who are at primary school. She has tried since the kids were born to return to exercise, but has often found she gets some sort of injury and must stop. She wants to exercise because she knows she should. But has put on […]

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12 Aug

How to use Trigger point sports massage for tight muscles

Trigger point sports massage is a great way to self massage tight muscles. It is not as effective as a sports massage mainly because you can only work on small surface areas and use it as a specific release of one spot but it can be great for regular releasing tight gluteal muscles especially if […]

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13 Jul

Pilates for Low Back Pain

Everyone is raving about Pilates, doctors are recommending it for management of Low Back Pain but why? We have seen in my recent blog on ‘Why I love Pilates’ the benefits I see Pilates has as a physiotherapist but why specifically Low Back Pain? As far as I’m aware there is not much research out […]

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06 Jul

Are you getting the most out of your Pilates Class?

What’s the difference between a Physiotherapy led Pilates Class and a Gym based Pilates Class? I’m often recommending my patients to do a Pilates Class and when they are already members of a gym then I try and get them to start there. What I hear repeatedly is that the classes are always booked up […]

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