Physitrack Exercise Software

By |2017-04-12T20:52:43+00:00April 12th, 2017|Uncategorised|

At Alfreton Physiotherapy we pride ourselves in offering our patients the latest technologies to help you achieve your outcomes.

To create your tailored exercise programs our Alfreton Clinic is trialling a brand new app called PhysiApp.

PhysiApp lets you complete your prescribed exercise program by following crystal-clear, narrated exercise videos. PhysiApp is completely free to download from the App store and Google Play store or can be accessed via your browser. Built-in reminders help you to stay on track towards a better you!

The London Marathon is fast approaching

By |2017-04-13T16:20:47+00:00April 12th, 2017|Uncategorised|

Did you know?
In 2016, more than 55% of the 247,000 people applying to run the London Marathon were first time runners and it doesn’t matter whether you’re preparing for your first marathon or your 10th, pre-race jitters can start weeks, and even months before the actual race day.
There are so many variables… …that can dictate the type of experience and performance you have on race day, and as the day looms closer no matter how many times you’ve rehearsed it in your head, uncertainties still will come bursting to the surface. Nerves start jangling and doubts start popping up in places you never anticipated.
Questions
Do you know how much tapering you should do in the weeks before the race, have you worked out what pace you’re going run and calculated your split times to avoid burning out half way round, do you know your carbohydrate loading rates pre-race, are you mentally prepared for the fatigue you’ll experience, can you drive or cycle the course beforehand, have you got the right gear, how do you prepare for the race start…the questions are probably endless?
The 14 KEY Tips
The key to giving yourself the best experience possible at this stage is all about mental preparation, so for answers to the questions above and more, we’ve put together a newsletter of 14 key tips to make sure you’re primed and ready to go on your Marathon D-Day.

Advice Sheet Download
One thing’s for sure, it will be a unique journey for every single runner, so read our tips and make […]

Rugby Hurts

By |2017-04-07T19:30:20+00:00April 7th, 2017|Uncategorised|

Rugby Hurts: What the Research Tells us About Rugby Injuries

 

As the start of 2017 RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship draws near we’ve put together a few facts and figures about rugby injuries to help get you in the mood.

 

Rugby is a full-contact sport, and therefore makes it a war zone for injury during the course of a match. In an average season, 1 in 4 players will receive an injury which puts them out of the game for 1 or more matches. As the average player performs 20-40 tackles per match and nearly half of all injuries happen during the tackle, it’s easy to see why it’s a key topic among physical therapists and sports medicine practitioners.

 

Which rugby players suffer most with injuries?

 

According to a three year study of injuries affecting players in the top 14 rugby clubs in France between 2012 and 2015, the front row (2 props and one hooker) account for 26% of the total injuries with the hooker being the worst affected. The player wearing the No 2 shirt suffers more blood, face, neck and knee injuries than any other position, […]