How can sports massage and exercise therapy help me?

How can sports massage and exercise therapy help me?

Combining sports massage and exercise therapy following an injury is a fantastic way to get back to fitness quickly and to prevent further injuries from happening. 

8 top tips for running in the heat... especially when you've not trained for it

8 top tips for running in the heat... especially when you've not trained for it

Hot weather can put added stress on the body. Exercising in the heat is even tougher when all your training has been in cool conditions so you aren't acclimatised to it. Here are some of our top tips for running in the heat...

Hamstring strain and injury - what is it, and what can I do about it?

Hamstring strain and injury - what is it, and what can I do about it?

A hamstring strain or pull is a tear to the muscle fibres in one of the three muscles which make up the hamstring group at the back of the upper thigh. It's a common injury in athletes. There are three grades of hamstring injury depending on the severity. 

What is a rotator cuff injury? Five exercises to aid recovery

What is a rotator cuff injury? Five exercises to aid recovery

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. 

Everything you need to know about shin splints

Everything you need to know about shin splints

Shin splints - or medial tibial stress syndrome - are one of the most common running injuries. They are an overuse injury - generally caused by a sudden change in your activity level. This blog looks at the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of shin splints, plus exercises to help.  

Piriformis Syndrome is literally a pain in the backside...

Piriformis Syndrome is literally a pain in the backside...

Piriformis Syndrome is literally a pain in the backside. It is caused when the piriformis muscle (located in the buttock region) spasms causing pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot. In this blog, we look at the causes, symptoms and treatment, plus exercises and stretches to help prevent and treat the condition.

The pain in your foot could be plantar fasciitis, but do you know what to look out for?

The pain in your foot could be plantar fasciitis, but do you know what to look out for?

Plantar fasciitis is a common ailment, especially among runners, but it can affect anyone. We've outlined some of the symptoms, causes, treatments and exercises in this blog. 

3 common knee injuries - causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment

3 common knee injuries - causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment

We see a lot of clients with knee pain every week, lots of them are runners but it can affect all sorts of people from all backgrounds, be it sport or work-related. The most common causes are muscular imbalances, poor hip stability or a weak core. 

Our ten top tips to keep on running in your 50's - and beyond...

Our ten top tips to keep on running in your 50's - and beyond...

Whether you are new to running (it's never too late to start), or you have been running for a while but have moved up an age category, here's our advice for any 'older' runners out there. 

From recovery and rehabilitation to a sub 2-hour half marathon - Dom's story

From recovery and rehabilitation to a sub 2-hour half marathon - Dom's story

Massey runner Dominic Lenehan ran the Paphos Half Marathon in November 2017. It wasn't an easy journey. Recovery following kidney donation plus ongoing Archilles and calf issues made it a challenge. But armed with determination, hard work, a programme of treatment and exercise therapy, Dom hit the road...

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...