injury prevention

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.  

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

The effect of alcohol on your body and on your performance

The effect of alcohol on your body and on your performance

How did Dryanuary go? Did you feel any better for it? Whether you managed to avoid alcohol for a few extra days when compared to normal, or you managed the whole month, your body will thank you for it.  Here are some of the ways that alcohol can affect your body and your performance...

Get race ready with our sports massage training support packages

Get race ready with our sports massage training support packages

Are you Race Ready? We offer sports massage support packages to get you in top condition. Treatments are specifically tailored for you and the event you are training for. So whether you are training for a half-marathon, a cycling road race, a triathlon or a track and field athletics meet, we've got your back.

Training for an event? Sports massage should be an essential part of your preparations

Training for an event? Sports massage should be an essential part of your preparations

Sports massage can help you stay in top shape and prevent injuries from occurring in the first place. It should be an essential part of your training plan, and here’s why...