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.

Massage as an effective method to manage symptoms of dystonia

Massage as an effective method to manage symptoms of dystonia

Having a title like sports massage can often put people off coming to see us, but we are able to treat conditions such as dystonia gently with tools such as myofascial release, Swedish or deep tissue massage and assisted stretching such as Muscle Energy Technique (MET). These are all ways to gently address muscle tension.

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

Reasons to be grateful… looking back on 2017

Reasons to be grateful… looking back on 2017

Hindsight's a funny thing isn’t it? We thought we hadn’t got up to much over the last year, but we had a look back and how wrong we were! We have so much to be proud of and grateful for... cheers! 

How can massage help you stay relaxed and stress free over the festive season?

How can massage help you stay relaxed and stress free over the festive season?

The festive period can be a very stressful time of year, so try to look after yourself.  Make some time for some exercise, relaxation, mindfulness, quality sleep and keep yourself grounded to make the most of the festive period.  

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...

Doing good stuff is easy! #GivingTuesday

Doing good stuff is easy! #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a day to do Good Stuff for charity. So, if you are booked in for a treatment today we will donate £5 from each appointment to Coventry Winter Night Shelter, and there will be a little gift for each of you. “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”

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!  

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...