03 Dec

ACL Injuries in Young Field 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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27 Nov

What is Sciatica? How do we treat it?

What is Sciatica? How do we treat it? I hear this term used a lot in my practise, everyone these days seems to have a ‘little bit of sciatica’. Sciatica is a term that mean leg pain caused by a nerve (your sciatic nerve to be precise). What we will look at is what is […]

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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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24 Oct

Is there really a solution for long term neck pain?

Is there really a solution for long term neck pain? Neck pain is something that effects many of us, be it whilst we are working, after gym sessions or in the mornings when we wake, it can wear us down, so is  there really a solution for long term neck pain? I’ve recently worked with […]

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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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23 Sep

3 great calf stretches for young hockey players

3 great calf stretches for young hockey players In my previous blog I started talking about factors that may help to reduce overuse knee injuries on young hockey players. One of these is stretching. Why is stretching so important for kids who do a lot of sport? The process of much of our growth happens […]

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23 Sep

What to expect with a Sports Massage at JY Physiotherapy?

  What to expect with a sports massage at JY Physiotherapy? How a Sports Massage differs from a Regular Massage Sports massage is a specific qualification that takes up to 6 months to complete the first level. The techniques used for sports massage tend to be deep soft tissue work to help get into those […]

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