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 NSAIDs (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

Half Marathon Top Tips: Race Day

Half Marathon Top Tips: Race Day

The day has arrived and your race is just hours away. After all the effort and thought you have put into your training, now’s the time to complete your preparation and optimally fuel your body for the challenge ahead. Here’s a run-down of Active Potential Therapy’s top tips for your half marathon!   Before the… Continue Reading

Half Marathon Top Tips: Post-Race Stretches

Half Marathon Top Tips: Post-Race Stretches

Hopefully you’ve seen our top tips for pre-event warm up dynamic stretching (check out the lastest video on our Facebook page if you haven’t!), which are vital in preparing your body for your race. Here are our top five tips for how to cool down your body after your event, which are as equally important.… Continue Reading