Tennis Injury?

Don’t Let Yourself Be Sidelined by Tennis Injuries With Wimbledon just on the horizon and Andy Murray making his comeback from hip surgery, we’re starting to see local Alfreton tennis players coming into the clinic with injuries that are threatening to ruin their season before it’s even started. As with all sports there is some risk of injury, but the benefits far outweigh the injury risk. Tennis is one of the most popular sports throughout the world, with approximately 75 million participants worldwide. It is a sport that you can play at every age and at every level. Children can [...]

World Cup Fever & Football Injuries

World Cup Fever   Well Harry Kane has just got England off to a great start with that dramatic win over Tunisia and from the die-hard supporters, to devoted players, and little dreamers in the backyard – it’s unlikely that you’ll manage to escape the craze that comes with the World Cup. Even if you’re not normally a football fan, you’ll probably find yourself drawn into watching a few matches as the madness starts to engulf us. Soccer has the power to bring the proverbial pauper and king together. Like the Olympic games, it is a human experience that [...]

Balance Body & Bike

Balance Body and Bike   People have been riding bikes since the 1800s, however in recent years the number of people cycling, has surged. No longer is it an elite competitive sport, it’s now a worldwide, mass-participation activity. I’m a keen cyclist myself and have entered many sportives over the last few years, and am often to be found out of the saddle struggling up Riber or a gradient more to my liking such as Rowsley. It’s not just a means of getting you from A to B or the fact that it’s an opportunity that’s available to most [...]

Running From Injury

RUN: Better, Faster, Longer, Stronger   Do you dream of being that runner where every step of every mile is 100% pain free? No aches, no twinges or niggles, no lingering soreness from yesterday’s session. Well, you are not alone; research shows that as many as 79% of runners get injured at least once during the year. Stop. Think about that number for a moment; nearly 8 out of every 10 runners you see at your next race have been or will be injured sometime that year.   Think of running pains in terms of a spectrum. At one [...]

Physio, Ski-ing and Snowboarding

Ski-ing and Snowboarding Injury Prevention Are you planning or have already booked a trip to the slopes? If so, are you prepared? I am not referring to your purchase of the latest ‘look’ to cruise the slopes in style or sussing out the best Apres ski spots. I am referring to you – your body, is it prepared and ready to take on the physical demands of skiing or snowboarding to return home without a cast or crutches? Alpine skiing and snowboarding are classified as extreme sports due to the involvement of high speeds and an increased propensity for [...]

Back Pain & Physiotherapy

Back Pain: The Chain of Command Your spine is essentially the chain that forms the ‘backbone’ of your entire body. Without it you would be a blob of muscles, organs and soft tissue piled on the floor. Your spine commands respect because it is the pillar that supports your body, allows you to walk, stand and sit, as well as touch and feel; because it forms the canal connecting the nerves from your body and limbs, to your brain. While your heart may be the vital organ that keeps you alive, without your spine you wouldn’t be able to [...]