Shin Splints

I myself suffered from Shin Splints for a long period of time and in part they are how I got into Soft tissue therapy and sports massage in the first place. Yet I've never written a blog about it! Shoes My own experience was as a runner and was shoe...

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What is Soft tissue therapy?

Research Being a soft tissue therapist, I feel it is important to always be learning and keeping both my practical skills and academic knowledge up to date.x I've written before about what exactly soft tissue therapy is but I came across this blog from Central Health...

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World Cup fever

The Russia Football World Cup 2018 is nearly here. No doubt the local fields will be full of want to be footballers young and old. Pre-season The domestic season has just finished and whilst that may mean a decent rest for some, pre season training isn't...

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On your bike – Road

It used to be that cycling soigneurs were more handymen than athletic trainers, ready to do everything from drive the equipment truck, to hand out musette bags, and administer the odd massage. But as the cycling community learns more about the importance of recovery,...

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Pain in the neck

Have you ever woken with neck pain from sleeping in an awkward position? Often this ache is nothing more than an annoyance, but it can sometimes be restrictive in movement or extremely painful. Occasional neck pain from sleeping incorrectly is a common issue. Deep in...

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Stealing Fitness

Designing Fitness into Your Daily Life Last year I was working everyday as a personal trainer. I worked out at least 4 hrs a day. Not always on purpose! I worked out a lot. Working out was built into what I did through my schedule. If I wasn't training myself, I was...

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Anxiety, stress and depression

I said yesterday I was going to write a second blog related to sleep issues. This blog concentrates on stress, anxiety and depression. These are words we hear almost daily, a turn of phrase often used to describe feeling harassed or busy.Sometimes however, this turns...

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I can’t get no sleep…

This is the first of two pieces I'm putting together on sleep, or lack of, and over stimulation that can lead to anxiety and depression. Insomnia According to this Guardian article up to 30% of the UK suffer from some form of Insomnia. Therapies for insomnia vary from...

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Reynauds

Even though we have hopefully seen the back of winter it's worth remembering that nasty (and surprisingly common) condition known as Reynaud's Syndrome can flair up at any time. Reynaud's Syndrome Raynaud’s syndrome, also known as Raynaud’s phenomenon, Raynaud’s...

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