Should I get a pre or post event massage?

Should I get a pre or post event massage?

With event season on the horizon it’s time to start thinking about how to look after yourself before and after your race(s). Many of our clients opt for both a pre and a post event massage as they really do help you to prepare and recover way better than if you had nothing at all.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis 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 stained it can become weak, inflamed and irritated.

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.

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.

“So are you like a Physiotherapist?"

“So are you like a Physiotherapist?"

Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy are two separate healthcare professions, however sports therapy is often misunderstood, with many people unaware of our capabilities and background.

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 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...

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. 

Our ten top tips to keep on running in your 50's - and beyond...

Our ten top tips to keep on running in your 50's - and beyond...

Whether you are new to running (it's never too late to start), or you have been running for a while but have moved up an age category, here's our advice for any 'older' runners out there.