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Runner’s Knee

Runner’s Knee

Runners Knee or rather patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), is a commonly experienced running injury. This painful condition is caused by irritation of the cartilage on the underside of the patella (kneecap). Around 40% of running injuries are reported to be knee related. Runners knee can flare up during or after long runs and after extended… Continue Reading

I had mine

I had mine

I had mine. Have you had yours? 11 years ago I had my regular 5 year smear test. I was 29. I was healthy and I had a 13 month old son, Oliver. Receiving a letter to tell me I needed to visit the doctor regarding the results of my smear lead my mind straight… Continue Reading

OCR Training

OCR Training

You’ve made the leap and booked onto your first OCR, but what now? Here, our Soft Tissue Therapist Sarah shares her top tips on getting started with OCR. First of all, well done! The world of OCR is incredibly friendly and supportive. It’s fun to do as a team but also perfectly possible to do… Continue Reading

RSI and how to prevent it

RSI and how to prevent it

What is RSI? Repetitive strain injury (RSI) doesn’t just occur in sport. Any repetitive activity can lead to an overuse injury. Overuse injuries occur over a period of time, usually due to excessive and repetitive loading of the tissue, with symptoms presenting gradually. Little or no pain might be experienced in the initial stages of… Continue Reading

Cycling and back pain: five top tips

Cycling and back pain: five top tips

Back pain is very common in cyclists and can be caused by several factors, from riding style to muscular strength to lifestyle. The repetitive movements involved in cycling can be tough on the muscles and joints. But there are things we can do to help counteract the effects of this. Here are our five top… Continue Reading