How to start running and not get injured (well try)

Your aim this year might not be to run a marathon (never say never, but maybe not just yet) BUT it might be to start running. Running is one the easiest types of exercise to do. It’s free, it can be done anywhere (even when you are on holiday – if you are really keen) and YOU can dictate how …

“Refer a friend“ and get a voucher

Do you remember your New year’s resolutions and the moments you say I am going to find more time for myself or to spend with friends? We understand that beginning is the hardest part and we know that friends can motivate you to make that start so we combine that and get healthy together. Refer a friend and we will …

The Reason why you get knee pain and how to prevent it?

What is the Patellofemoral pain or knee pain? Do you remember that sharp pain when you are running? Or moments when you cannot make one more step on stairs? That is Patellofemoral or pain behind or around the patella (kneecap), which is usually aggravated by activities that load the patellofemoral joint. Those activities are running, squatting, going up and down the stairs, …

All you should know about Low Back Pain

Low back pain and Osteopathy “Low back pain is very common, it affects 80% of the population and has the highest prevalence between 30-70 years old,” said Damien Laruelle new Osteopath at Technique Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine in Kentish Town. As an osteopath, he is specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with low back pain, also commonly known …

A week of workouts in Dubai!

So it’s that time of year where holidays are on our minds, and while relaxing and resting is of course part of the deal, it’s also a great time to keep up with fitness and perhaps try new things. I spent a week in Dubai recently while visiting friends and took the time to join my host at some of …

More Regent’s Park Running! Plus 6 x 400m

So my previous posts have included running around Regent’s park. One thing I haven’t mentioned though is that it’s a perfect 5 km loop. Brilliant if you are training for an event, gives you a nice whole number to work with. It has to be a favourite run of mine, mainly because it’s all about health and activity in London. …

The Black Mountains

When the weather is good, the UK has so much to offer. I spent the weekend in the Black mountains Wales in a tiny village called Cwmdu, the campsite was surrounded by the hills and farms but had enough shading patches to set up the tent to avoid that early morning sun, which causes sweaty tent at 7am in the …

Cook and Purdam

Cook and Purdum have the most widely appreciated theory of tendinopathy pathology, their model is based on a 3 stage continuum, a reactive, disrepair and degenerative stage. The reactive phase is a non-inflammatory proliferative response, which  generally follows a period of single incidence of overload/un-accustomed activity as previously mentioned.  It is essentially the tendon trying to protect itself by thickening, …

Fu’s theory of failed healing

Fu’s theory of failed healing (that’s a mouthful!), stems from the belief that there is release of pro-inflammatory mediators causing relevant metallpotonise release and hence collagoynic injuries. A  tendon that was previously damaged therefore may not have healed adequately prior to an external load being added/increased . At this point Fu believes mechanical weakness and pain are not significant and …