Dry Needling in Chippenham

Dry Needling in Chippenham

Dry Needling is a very successful medical treatment, working well in conjunction with soft tissue therapy. It uses very thin needles (the same as those used in acupuncture) without any medication (a dry needle) to achieve its aim. Dry Needling is used to treat pain and dysfunction caused by muscle problems, headaches, and some nerve…

running injury recovery

Cycling and Running

Cycling has a reputation of being a specialised sport and needing a lot of expensive gear. Many runners see cyclists as a different breed to them (and vice versa!) and that cycling is not as demanding – cycling is perceived as less effort than running to runners. However there are a lot of benefits of…

Cycling Injuries and Prevention

Cycling is not just an activity involving the lower half of the body – cycling is a full body activity. Desk job cyclists have to spend many waking hours in the same position. Sitting, hunched over desks, phones as well as handlebars. Hours in similar positions creates imbalances, with overloading of muscles creating a feeling…

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Trail Running

Off road running is often considered difficult and more for ‘proper’ runners than road running. Whilst it is true that it is more technically challenging, it can also enhance road running (and not just by making you appreciate a smooth surface more!). As a keen off road runner and Chippenham Sports Massage Therapist, I get…

Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention for Runners Running is an addictive sport and a great way to get ft, lose or maintain weight and socialise with like-minded people. Like most sports, though, there are some risks of injury inherent within it. The following suggestions are ways in which to mitigate that risk. Running shoes  Running is generally considered…

Chippenham Tri Does LCW

For those not in the “know” – LCW stands for Long Course Weekend, which, if you do the full event, means a 2.4 mile sea swim on Friday, 112 mile bike ride on Saturday and a full 26.2 mile marathon on the Sunday – basically an IronMan distance spread over a weekend. For me, however,…