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Don’t forget to stretch – you don’t want to pull a muscle….

Don’t forget to stretch – you don’t want to pull a muscle….

Ok, so this week I was looking about my local gym and looked through to one of their fitness studios. In big, black, bold writing was the statement above, ‘Don’t forget to stretch, you...

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Flat feet in children

What are flat feet? Feet have a natural arch which runs along the inside border of the foot, lifting the inner edge of the foot clear from the floor. When your child stands up, if the inside arch can’t be seen and instead the foot runs flat on...

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How to move and sit to save your back!


Watch a toddler bend over to pick something up – they curl down and uncurl coming up – exactly what adults should do but usually don’t.


We do a lot of things in every day life that puts greater strain on our low back, maybe creating a...

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Spinning sensation? You might have vertigo

If this happens often it can be a sign of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Feeling like the room is spinning around you is described as vertigo. Up to 42% of the time this vertigo can be explained by a treatable condition called BPPV.

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Race Recovery

You’ve put in the hard hours of training, you’ve tapered before your race, you planned your race day to perfection, so what do you need to think about now?



It can be a neglected part of racing because often the focus is on doing the...

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Hitting the wall and running on through it



That horrible moment when you hit ‘The wall’.

Your breathing quickly gets harder; your legs seem like lead. Every ounce of your body now screams “YOU CAN’T DO THIS” and self-doubt creeps in. You’ve hit ‘THE WALL’.

What you’re actually...

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Tapering – And now for the easy bit

How to Taper ready for the big day Tapering can be the most enjoyable phase of any training cycle or the most stressful, it is a surreal but wholly necessary period leading up to an event where you rest and recover from the relentless pursuit GPS...

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What, assess my own ankle?

Last week we looked at the importance of ankle dorsi-flexion to running and the potential risk of injury. This week we are using video to show you a simple test that we can use to see if indeed you do have a restriction in your ankles. We also...

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Acupuncture Awareness Week!

With millions of acupuncture treatments being carried out each year, acupuncture is one of the most popular complementary therapies practised in the UK today. Yet many people only discover acupuncture as a last resort, despite its widely...

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Forget about your Core it’s your ankle’s fault

Ok so clearly we are not suggesting that having good stability around your core and pelvis is not important, but what this series of three blog posts will show you is why the ability to move through your ankle is another key consideration in...

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