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

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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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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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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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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19 Jul

Why does my lower back hurt?

There are two ways to answer the question, what causes my low back pain? We can either discuss it as if we were reading an MRI, looking at the discs and joints and seeing what is happening inside our bodies or we can ask the question what things have contributed to my back hurting. Backs […]

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