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.

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.

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.

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!

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. 

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...

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!  

Keeping the footballers at Stratford Town FC on top of their game!

Keeping the footballers at Stratford Town FC on top of their game!

As well as being an essential part of the Fire & Earth team, Jordan Taylor will now also be using his skills to keep the first team footballers at Stratford Town FC on the top of their game.  In this blog he tells us all about his new role...

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 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...

Hydration and keeping muscle tissue healthy

Hydration and keeping muscle tissue healthy

Human bodies are approximately 70% water. Good hydration will improve the transport of oxygen and nutrients through all your cells. Hydration is very important when it comes to keeping muscle tissue healthy.

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...