Blog2017-07-03T19:17:48+00:00

Sports Injury Clinic Launched

New Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic From September 6th,  we are now able to offer evening appointments at Alfreton Leisure Centre. Initially clinics will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but we hope to increase availability once the clinic is up and running. Discounts are available for leisure centre members Free Parking Available ( Ask reception for your free pass) You can book an evening appointment by calling 0800 246 5817 or booking online at https://alfreton-physiotherapy.cliniko.com/bookings/#location

Knee Pain In the Peak District

I had a phone call recently from one of our regular patients - Linda from Swanwick who wanted some advice about some new knee pain that she was suffering. She said ...." I went out into the Peak District at the weekend and Dave (her husband) persuaded me to do the Ridge Walk from Hope to MamTor and back. I was OK to start with, but as we descended back into Hope, both knees started to really hurt and a couple of times almost gave way. I thought they would be ok after a sit down at the tea-shop, [...]

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 [...]