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 …

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 …

The Iceberg Theory

If our tendons are not loaded progressively they are likely to become pathological/diseased/unhealthy. This is known as a tendinopathy. We are likely to develop a tendionpathy,  which is described in the literature as a pain and impaired function to a tendon with associated swelling. This used to be described as a tendonitis, but there is a wealth of evidence to suggest …

The Development of Muscular Strength Following Knee Injury

Following serious injury to the knee, such as MCL or ACL rupture, the athlete will inevitably suffer muscle atrophy to the muscles surrounding the concerned knee. It is therefore vital throughout an athlete’s rehab program to work extensively on the surrounding muscles, in order to return to activity in the best possible condition, and prevent further injury. Whilst not neglecting …

Load your tendons – they like it.

Tendons are great, they connect muscle to bone and allow us to produce unbelievable force and attenuate weights of up to 8-10 times our own body weight. It’s pretty difficult to rupture a tendon but if you step on that football pitch, squash court or pogo up and down at a One Direction gig – without any recent exposure to …

FREE 15 minute Physiotherapy assessments at Vauxhall

Tom Easen our new physiotherapist at our Vauxhall practice is currently offering free 15 minute assessments for any sports and work related injuries. Tom has vast experience working for the Armed forces and is a keen sportsman. He is currently completing an MSc in advanced Physiotherapy and is well equipped to diagnose and treat many musculoskeletal injuries. Book your assessment …

Improve your Osteoarthritis with Physiotherapy

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the UK, and yet hundreds of sufferers remain oblivious to the variety of choices that can help ease their discomfort. There are hundreds of symptom relief suggestions available, from physiotherapy to home-made remedies that have varying levels of success depending on the individual. One suggested method is to increase the level …

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