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Low back pain in athletes

Low back pain in athletes

Most people are familiar with low back pain. And in most cases, it’s annoying, painful but is short lived. Because it’s so prevalent, there is a lot of studies and research into low back pain. For athletes, however, low back pain can be a real issue. In fact, it can...
Our thoughts on GP appointments during COVID-19.

Our thoughts on GP appointments during COVID-19.

Before COVID-19, our clients were people who had injured themselves, but hadn’t gone to the doctors for (generally) two reasons – they didn’t have time to wait for an appointment, or they didn’t “like the doctors”. It’s pretty easy to understand not wanting to...
Exercising in a small space? Check out the 5BX!

Exercising in a small space? Check out the 5BX!

In the 1950s, the Royal Canadian Airforce produced a set of exercises for their airmen. Made up of five ‘Basic eXercises”, they were designed to be completed in sets based on age and job role. The exercises could be completed using bodyweight only, in a small space...
F.O.O.S.H! (or a Fall Onto Outstretched Hand)

F.O.O.S.H! (or a Fall Onto Outstretched Hand)

More than just a really cool sounding noise, a “foosh” is the medical term for a particular type of injury, where someone suffers a Fall Onto an Outstretched Hand. FOOSHs are common for horse riders, cyclists, and people tripping and falling forwards, and...
The Best Way To Manage Knee Pain

The Best Way To Manage Knee Pain

The medical name for knee pain is Patellofemeral pain, or PFP. And knee pain is really common as people get older. It can have a variety of causes, but only one third of people over the age of 50 who struggle with knee pain will go and see their GP. Why people...
How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is really, really important if you’re dealing with pain. A lack of sleep can increase sensitivity to pain, and that in turn can create more difficulty in getting to sleep, and before you know it, you’re in a vicious circle where sleep can become almost...