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Sydney Gregson, Bristol Ladies Rugby

Sydney Gregson, Bristol Ladies Rugby

Sports massage at Active Potential Therapy has been really good for helping me recover from games and training sessions. Especially at the start of the week, it’s great just to come in and relieve my muscles – it helps me get as much benefit out of my training as possible. Any niggles will affect my… Continue Reading

Guide to employee wellness in 2018

Guide to employee wellness in 2018

In UK work places, 30.8 million* working days were lost in 2016 due to musculoskeletal problems. This includes back pain, neck pain and upper limb problems. In addition, 15.8 million* days were lost due to stress, anxiety and depression. But how can physical therapists actually help companies to reduce this and improve their profitability? At… Continue Reading

VO2 Max Testing and its Benefits

VO2 Max Testing and its Benefits

Our Sports Therapists Katie and Kieran are working towards Masters degrees in Strength and Conditioning, and recently they have been working on VO2 max testing. This is a fascinating area for runners in particular, so we caught up with them to find out how it works…  Your VO2 max is your ‘maximal oxygen uptake’ and… Continue Reading

NSAID: Facts for sportsmen and women

NSAID: Facts for sportsmen and women

Our in-house osteopath Carol Plumridge here shares some interesting information on NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) that you may want to consider. As with any drug treatment, speak to a professional first – either a pharmacist, GP or practice nurse. Here are a few interesting statistics:  2002/6: in the Football World Cup 50% of players took… Continue Reading

Alison Faroppa, Runner

Alison Faroppa, Runner

As I was approaching the “big 40” I decided I needed to run a marathon before my birthday so signed up for Brighton Marathon in April 2017. Having never run this distance I knew I needed a good training plan, needed to eat well and look after my legs (this is where Active Potential came… Continue Reading