“It is just a niggle, I’ll rest it & it will go away”… This study says otherwise! 21/02/2019

You must have experienced that niggle in your back, ache in your shoulder, or a slight twist of a knee or an ankle and thought, ‘No it’s fine, I can move it, it will be OK. I’ll just rest it for a while and it will just go away’. Then you forget it for a few days. Then out of…

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Marathon Training Plans – Are you missing these pieces to the puzzle? 27/11/2018

Who got the exciting news that they have a ballot place for a Marathon in Spring 2019! I’ve see so many social media posts either celebrating the rare ballot place, sharing their fundraising or the disappointment of missing out…again!   As we start to approach the end of the year, many runners start to prepare their training plans for Spring…

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Weeks 3 & 4: Going from one end of the spectrum to the other…Lazy to successful! 14/09/2017

Week 3 started on Bank Holiday Monday (26th August) and I don’t particularly like Bank Holidays when I’m busy at the clinic. Everything is squashed into less days and I feel a fair amount of pressure to get things done and manage everythiing. This week I had more pressure as I ‘m getting my fitness back and needed to keep…

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Stretching the muscle at the front of the shin: Tibialis Anterior 17/05/2017

Shin pain, there’s nothing like it! It can be very debilitating for a running or cycling endurance athlete. Or those who are aiming to improve their fitness for/or in pre season training for Rugby, Football, Hockey etc, where you run a lot on hard ground. It can be a strong and intense pain while training, which sometimes doesn’t go away with…

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Phases of Soft Tissue Healing 12/06/2015

Frequently clients or players have stated that they don’t understand the reason behind swelling & bruising when they sustain an injury. I think it is important to help them understand the processes of injury healing as much as possible, so I briefly explain in Layman’s terms the process & the appropriate rehab. It is essential as a therapist that I…

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Bromley RFC 2014/15 Dec-Feb 03/06/2015

After the draw in Heathfield in November, we had a welcome week off from a match. First fixture in December was away at Dartfordians, where a win would keep us in contention with Dartfordians & Horsham for promotion to London SE 2. Defeat would create a cushion between us and them.   Preparations on matchday were disrupted due to a…

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Bromley RFC 2014/15 Aug-Nov 03/06/2015

As many know, Bromley RFC 1st XV won the RFU Senior Vase National Final at Twickenham beating West Leeds 20-10. Not only was this an amazing experience but it was the best send off for those who are leaving, including me after 7 seasons.   I wanted to publish a few posts summarising the entire season from my eyes, to…

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