Back Pain: To move or not to move…?

Between 60-80% of us will experience back pain at least once in our life, for many it’s an ongoing problem. In 90% of cases back pain is classed as non-specific which means that there may not be a problem with any of the structures or tissues in your back and 95% of us with back pain […]

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Knee Pain – Cartilage Injuries

Off the top of my head I can think of at least 10 different reasons for having knee pain from referred back and hip pain to osteoarthritis and ligament injuries… But I am going to focus this blog all things related to the cartilage First of all the terms – cartilage and meniscus are the […]

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Wandering Leg Pain – My Physio Says It’s My Back!

So how can pain that is sometimes sharp in the knee, aches in the thigh and makes your buttock feel ‘odd’ be anything to do with your back? It’s hard to understand why pain felt say in the knee or the calf, doesn’t always mean it’s a problem in that area, after all, that’s where […]

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Pain – Help or Hindrance?

Pain is an experience most of us are reasonably familiar with and it comes in all shapes and sizes (well you know what I mean!). Being able to feel pain is vital to our safety as it alerts us to danger and potential tissue damage (finger in a flame, a broken bone etc) but is […]

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Exercise – a Cure for All Ills!

Love it or hate it we are all aware that it is good for us but 1 in 4 women and 1 in 5 men in England are classed as physically inactive, that is doing less than 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per week. Many of us have really good intentions but life can […]

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Our Massage Guide for Runners

Why regular massage can improve your performance, reduce recovery time and boost your enjoyment of both your training and race days! We all know that massage makes you feel good, but few of us really understand why or realise the full benefits it has on our health and wellbeing. We tend to consider a massage […]

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