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3 Things New Mums Should Know About Getting back Into Exercise Safely

Shaylee Pyett- Physiotherapist

Struggling to get back into exercise after having a baby? Having a baby can alter your regular routines, decrease your sleep quantity and it can be hard to take time for yourself to exercise.  Exercise has many important health benefits for new Mums including; cardiovascular, strength and conditioning, and importantly psychological well-being and self-identity.

Here are 3 things we’d love you to know about about exercising after having your baby.Read More

Shin Splints: Help!!!

“Shin splints” is a real problem for anyone taking part in running sports. It’s one of the top 3 running related injuries. Weirdly, the name “shin splints” is taken from a common injury in 2-year-old racehorses, where they damage the “splint bone” in their shin.

Running related shin pain in humans is usually caused by one of a few different conditions. Read on to find out what they are, how they differ and how we can help you get them under control and get back runningRead More

Plantar Fascia: The Runner’s Arch-Enemy

Plantar fasciitis is a painful heel condition that affects more than 1 in 10 of us over a lifetime. It’s caused by pain coming from the strong soft tissue in our arch where it attaches to the inner side of the heel bone.

Plantar fasciitis is best known for disabling pain when taking the first steps on getting up out of bed, or out of a chair. It also stops you being able to stand, walk or run. Worst of all, almost half of those with plantar fascia pain report ongoing problems 10 years later!!Read More

Achilles Tendon Tips

Achilles pain is one of the most common running injuries and particularly affects older runners or those running long distances.  Rather than calling it Achilles tendinitis, which suggests inflammation easily helped by drugs, this is now known as Achilles tendinopathy, which describes Achilles tendon pain due to changes in the structure and function of the tendon and aggravated by increased load. Read on for 5 tips you may think are crazy for settling down a cranky AchillesRead More