November 4, 2019

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis that affects the knee. It is normally associated with “wear & tear” of the cartilage of the knee. The cartilage is the cushioning on the ends of our bones which helps to protect the knee when bending & straightening i...

January 21, 2019

Do you have pain or stiffness in your foot as soon as you get out of bed that improves as you walk around? If so you may very well have plantar fasciitis!

The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that connects your heel to the base of your toes, running along the bo...

December 19, 2018

Are you currently thinking about changing your exercise routine or starting again as your New Year’s resolution? Or do you normally have a break over the holidays & then struggle to get going again?

Many people return to exercise in January after a long break or decide...

April 16, 2018

Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation is concerned with musculoskeletal (muscle, joint

s, tendons, ligaments) conditions arising from sporting activity, not general healthcare. It focuses on understanding & preventing common injuries in sport  & dealing with the physical & em...

February 5, 2018

The knee is one of the joints of the body that needs to provide stability. It is situated between two joints (the hip & the ankle) for which the main role is mobility. Issues will definitely arise if the knee is not able to do it's job properly. 

Knee niggles are c...

January 8, 2018

Most runners just like running! However it is important for the body to do different types of exercise particularly strength & conditioning & stretching. This can help to prevent injury & to recover from those hard running sessions.

I have put together just thre...

December 19, 2017

The gleno-humeral joint (made up of the upper arm & shoulder socket) is the most mobile joint in the body. There are less bony constrictions around this joint compared with our other joints which allows for a larger range of movement but reduced stability. The stabilit...

October 9, 2017

Training for a long-distance running event is extremely important but we must not forget that how you recover post-event will determine when you can back to training & be confident of remaining injury-free. If you do not recover adequately, you may suffer from over-tra...

September 18, 2017


  • Invest in the right pair of running shoes.

  • One for the ladies - make sure you have decent sports bras.

  • Invest in some technical clothing. This doesn't have to be expensive, there are plenty of companies who sell running specific kit that won't break th...

August 2, 2017

Having previously worked at a rugby club I know that the pre-season period can be pretty busy for therapists. The ground tends to be harder leading to complaints of shin pain, knee pain, low or mid-back tightness & many others!

To try & avoid these types of pain & injur...

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