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.

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.

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.  

Straight up - it's all about posture

Straight up - it's all about posture

Posture is the position in which someone holds their body when standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture is true alignment so the joints are stacked and there’s not too much pressure through the muscles. So, how do you go about correcting bad posture? 

Piriformis Syndrome is literally a pain in the backside...

Piriformis Syndrome is literally a pain in the backside...

Piriformis Syndrome is literally a pain in the backside. It is caused when the piriformis muscle (located in the buttock region) spasms causing pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot. In this blog, we look at the causes, symptoms and treatment, plus exercises and stretches to help prevent and treat the condition.

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 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...

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…

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...

What is... a postural assessment?

What is... a postural assessment?

Posture is the position in which someone holds their body when standing, sitting or lying down. Postural assessments look at your static posture to see if there are any imbalances that could cause or are causing pain and discomfort.

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. 

What is... a trigger point and why does it cause pain?

What is... a trigger point and why does it cause pain?

Trigger points are often referred to as knots. They are defined as sensitive (hyperirritable) areas of the body and are an extremely common cause of pain...

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.

How long should my massage be?

How long should my massage be?

One of our most frequently asked questions is about the length of time a massage should take, and which duration to choose. We offer 30, 60 and 90 minute massages, so which is best for you?