injury

Frozen shoulder, have you been told you have this?

Frozen shoulder, have you been told you have this?

Adhesive Capsulitis / Frozen Shoulder is a condition affecting the tissue surrounding the shoulder known as the capsule. Adhesive Capsulitis, as the name suggests, is where the capsule becomes inflamed and sticky.

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. 

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. 

8 ways that alcohol affects your body, sports performance and recovery

8 ways that alcohol affects your body, sports performance and recovery

Are you doing Dry January? Whether it's cutting down a bit, or if you are aiming for the whole month, your body will thank you for it in the long term. Even small amounts of alcohol can affect your performance and prevent you reaping the rewards of your hard work. This blog explains why. 

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.

To ice or not to ice that is the question...

To ice or not to ice that is the question...

When should you use ice to treat an injury, or is heat better?  Depending on the type of injury that is suffered, it is common practise to apply either ice or heat to the area. It is important to know which of the two is going to be more beneficial and exactly how long you should apply them for... 

A pain in the foot? Could it be plantar fasciitis?

A pain in the foot? Could it be plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common ailment, especially among runners, but it can affect anyone. It 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 strained it can become weak, inflamed and irritated.