New Challenges for 2022

New Challenges for 2022

Thinking of new challenges for 2022? Always had your eye on a bucket list event but not sure how to go about it? I had published in the Evening Standard a mini guide on how to go about achieving those challenges. Let me know if one of them catches your eye and you’d like more…

Kids and Exercise

Kids and Exercise

I was commissioned by Runner’s World to look at the subject of our children, exercise and the risks of over training. Of course, our youngsters should be encouraged and supported with their sports, but we should also be aware of their growing bodies in terms of skeleton and soft tissue, and their potential susceptibility to…

osteoporosis

#worldosteoporosisday 2021

💪 It is estimated that we lose 5-8% of bone density per decade from our 30s which can lead to osteoporosis 💪 Resistance training can not only slow that, it can reverse the process 💪 Running and other aerobic exercise is brilliant as it is a positive load on our bones and has many other…

cycling and running

PEDAL POWER

Ever wondered how cycling and running can work together? In my first paid for commission by an online magazine, I look into their symbiotic relationship 🙂 “How this low-impact exercise significantly improved my running form”

DOMs

DOMS

Having had a spot of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness from an over ambitious strength workout I decided to do an investigation into the folk lore surrounding the best way of surviving an uncomfortable few days and discovered that, unfortunately, it’s more a case of suck it up, princess! https://www.stylist.co.uk/fitness-health/workouts/doms-recovery-common-mucle-recovery-techniques/555539    

Strength Training Demystified

Strength Training Demystified

Over lockdown I had time to do Continuing Professional Development that I’ve had my eye on for awhile. Strength and Conditioning for Therapists is a course created and delivered by Dr Claire Minshull, a well known and highly respected physiotherapist specialising in rehabilitation and conditioning. The course is specifically for therapists interested in the latest…

rehabilitation advice

Bring Peace and Love to Your Ankle Sprain Recovery

Most of us have experienced going over on an ankle whether running or some other seemingly innocuous activity. Instantly you are hobbling or sitting on the floor clutching the offending foot and, if a runner, wondering when you’ll run again and quickly stopping the Garmin. Advice for treatment has always followed acronyms based on similar…

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

Lower leg conditions such as plantar fasciitis and achillies tendinitis are often treated successfully using conventional strategies including strengthening, changing footwear and manual therapy. Occasionally, however, these conditions can prove resistant to conventional treatments. Podiatrist & Sports Scientist, Matt Hart, has introduced shockwave therapy at his clinic. Here he tells us why he has invested…

Winter Cycling Tips

Winter Cycling Tips

The halcyon days of Summer cycling are sadly gone, folks, and it’s time to put on our big pants and brace ourselves for the more unsettled, challenging conditions that Winter chucks our way. The following are some winter cycling tips I have put together for when you head out into the winter elements. CLOTHING -…

Ankle Injury

Ankle Rehab – The Wobble Cushion

I often recommend a wobble cushion for lower leg injuries and thought I would share a little more information as to why I love them. They have a number of functions including helping to improve ankle range of movement and control; strengthening of the soft tissues of the ankle joint; improving proprioception and balance.