From hockey player to therapist: my journey and the importance of sports massage therapy

From hockey player to therapist: my journey and the importance of sports massage therapy

Harry Sherlock is part of our team based at The Quadrant in Coventry. In this blog he explains how a serious hockey injury landed him in the treatment room and out of the England trials. A massive setback, especially at age 15, but one which saw him change his focus and career path…

The fast and the furious: 8 ways to avoid injury while playing squash

The fast and the furious: 8 ways to avoid injury while playing squash

Squash is a high speed, high impact game. It’s exciting and physically challenging, and a great way to stay fit. To make sure you stay on the squash court and off the injury bench, here’s our top tips to avoid some common squash-related injuries.

Supporting athletes on their Invictus Games journey  

Supporting athletes on their Invictus Games journey  

We are rooting for our clients Jennifer Yarwood and Steve Cokayne who are at the Invictus Games this week!  

Keeping the footballers at Stratford Town FC on top of their game!

Keeping the footballers at Stratford Town FC on top of their game!

As well as being an essential part of the Fire & Earth team, Jordan Taylor will now also be using his skills to keep the first team footballers at Stratford Town FC on the top of their game.  In this blog he tells us all about his new role...

What is... a postural assessment?

What is... a postural assessment?

Posture is the position in which someone holds their body when standing, sitting or lying down. Postural assessments look at your static posture to see if there are any imbalances that could cause or are causing pain and discomfort.

10 top tips for injury free running

The last thing you want when training for an event is an injury that means you have to halt your training or even pull out of the event after all that hard work.

Here are 10 top tips to help you stay injury free whilst training for a 10k race...

What is... exercise rehabilitation?

What is... exercise rehabilitation?

Exercise and rehabilitation play an integral part in everyone’s recovery from pain or injury. The primary goals are to help you recover faster, prevent re-injury and develop resilience.  We want to get you back in the game. 

What is... a trigger point and why does it cause pain?

What is... a trigger point and why does it cause pain?

Trigger points are often referred to as knots. They are defined as sensitive (hyperirritable) areas of the body and are an extremely common cause of pain...

What is a sports massage and how can it help?

What is a sports massage and how can it help?

You don't have to be a sports person to benefit from a sports massage! Sports and deep tissue massage help relieve pain or tension, correct imbalances in the body and encourage relaxation. This type of massage is extremely beneficial for those who are suffering from injury or fatigued muscles...

Hydration and keeping muscle tissue healthy

Hydration and keeping muscle tissue healthy

Human bodies are approximately 70% water. Good hydration will improve the transport of oxygen and nutrients through all your cells. Hydration is very important when it comes to keeping muscle tissue healthy.

Common rotator cuff problems and five exercises to help

Common rotator cuff problems and five exercises to help

The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles in the shoulder, connecting the upper arm to the shoulder blade.  If you have a rotator cuff injury, therapy is important to help regain shoulder strength and range of motion. It is really important to keep your shoulder strong and mobile.