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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.  

What is a sports massage and how can it help?

What is a sports massage and how can it help?

You don't have to be a sports person to benefit from a sports massage! Sports and deep tissue massage help relieve pain or tension, correct imbalances in the body and encourage relaxation. This type of massage is extremely beneficial for those who are suffering from injury or fatigued muscles...

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.