Should I get a pre or post event massage?

Should I get a pre or post event massage?

With event season on the horizon it’s time to start thinking about how to look after yourself before and after your race(s). Many of our clients opt for both a pre and a post event massage as they really do help you to prepare and recover way better than if you had nothing at all.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that affects the connective tissue on the bottom of the foot that attaches from the heel of the foot to the toes, if this gets stained it can become weak, inflamed and irritated.

Could your ankle pain be Achilles tendinopathy?

Could your ankle pain be Achilles tendinopathy?

“Achilles Tendinopathy” not the old money term of “tendonitis” is different from the latter as it is the long-term overuse that results in a deterioration of the tendon without any associated inflammation. This is then similar to many tendon injuries, such as tennis elbow and golfer's elbow. Whereas “tendonitis” is the inflammation and irritation which causes a deep, nagging pain that limits easy, comfortable movements.

Signed up to Coventry half marathon? This is the perfect kick start to prevent injury and increase performance.

Signed up to Coventry half marathon? This is the perfect kick start to prevent injury and increase performance.

You’ve signed up, started the early training plan but you’re worried you old niggles might flare up again. You know what we mean if you have done any kind of running. Aching knees, backs or hips, or all of the above! We have just the remedy to help get you round Cov half without the worry of injury.

Training for a half or full marathon? Sports massage should be an essential part of your training.

Training for a half or full marathon? Sports massage should be an essential part of your training.

The next few months will be busy with people signing up for events and starting their training . Whether it’s a 5k, half-marathon, triathlon or an ultra-marathon, the last thing you want when training for an event is to pick up an injury that means you have to pull out.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a chronic condition that affects the hands and forearms, causing pain, numbness and tingling. Women are three times more likely to get carpal tunnel due to the shape of their bones and ligaments, with the most common age being between 40-60 years old.

Can exercise plans be adapted to suit my needs?

Can exercise plans be adapted to suit my needs?

Do you have a physical disability of paraplegia or amputation? Maybe chronic condition such as arthritis or multiple sclerosis? Sports therapists or physiotherapists can work with you to adapt exercise(s) to suit your needs.

Why do I need to do exercises at home in between massages?

Why do I need to do exercises at home in between massages?

We know how tricky it can be to make the time to put the execises given to you by your therapist into practice. This is why we always keep them as short as possible and make them as achievable as possible.

Do your hands hurt?

Do your hands hurt?

Thank you so much for asking! We get this question all the time and don’t worry, we are good. We make sure we look after ourselves so you get the best treatment possible regardless if it’s first thing in the morning or last thing at night.

Can I self-tape effectively?

Can I self-tape effectively?

Taping with Kinesology tape has become an extremely popular tool for therapists to use in assisting recovery for clients or to support them during events. We have seen a definite rise in the number of clients wanting to be taped at the end of a treatment and are asking if they can do this themselves at home.

“So are you like a Physiotherapist?"

“So are you like a Physiotherapist?"

Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy are two separate healthcare professions, however sports therapy is often misunderstood, with many people unaware of our capabilities and background.

Do you suffer with migraine? Massage can help

Do you suffer with migraine? Massage can help

Migraine Awareness Week began this week to help raise awareness as despite being the third most common disease in the world, with an estimated 1 in 7 of us affected, understanding about how debilitating this can be is very low.

Effective stretch for back pain

Effective stretch for back pain

This back stretch is great for spinal mobilisation, just be careful if you have any back problems such as disc issues.

New exercise class

New exercise class

Designed with you in mind in this class you will find out what your benchmark is with an introductory AAA assessment. This will get you moving in the correct way ready to build up to strength exercises for your whole body, dynamic movements and core stability, finally finishing on a AAA assesment to track your progress.

Ease your neck pain fast

Ease your neck pain fast

Ever wondered what the best exercises are for neck pain? We see over 400 hundred clients per month and at least 25% of these clients are desk based and suffer with neck pain or stiffness to some degree.

We're adding more value and we love it!

We're adding more value and we love it!

We're upping our game and providing you with quick easy to follow video's so you can learn new techniques for stretching and strengthening that will help you feel loose, mobile and generally much better!

Progressive Exercise Therapy

Progressive Exercise Therapy

Exercise and movement is our thing! We are all about progressive exercise programmes being put in place which are developed around your individual needs to help rehabilitate you from injury, to prevent further injury and make you stronger.

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...