Category Archives: Sports injuries

All of these articles relate to preventing or managing sports injuries.

10 ways to get active with your kids

Children are more sedendary than ever and rising obesity levels means that we are seeing children with musculoskeletal issues at a younger age. See the NHS website for some useful tips on how to encourge your children to be active. … Continue reading

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Surgery V Exercise

Physiotherapy that encourages gentle exercise is better than surgery for patients with degenerative osteoarthritis of the knees, according to new research. A panel of experts in surgery, physiotherapy and clinical practice worked together to make the judgement that knee surgery … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K – Live Well – NHS

If you feel like trying to be more active this year why not try this couch to 5K plan from the NHS website: http://www.nhs.uk/LiveWell/c25k/Pages/couch-to-5k.aspx  

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Physiotherapy Deal Kent – Road or Trail Running?

Both road and off road/trail running have their own challenges and benefits. So what’s best for your workout? Let’s look into the pros and cons of each. Road running Road and inner city running tends to be more predictable than the trails. You … Continue reading

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10 tips for new runners

Get the right trainers – for you Schedule a professional running shoe fit so you get the right shoe for you. Set a challenge or goal Entering a race or having a goal helps to define your training. A race … Continue reading

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Walking – 10 reasons why you should….

WALKNG…..It’s a gentle, low-impact form of exercise suitable for people of all ages and most abilities and its FREE. So how is it good for you? It strengthens your heart Regular walking has been shown to reduce your risk of … Continue reading

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Sports Physio Deal – Cycling Injuries

Cycling is a great form of exercise and can be a fun and practical way of getting around. However, as with any sports there are issues that can arise. Here are some tips on how to avoid common problems. The … Continue reading

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Shin Splints

Shin splints are a general term used to describe pain at the front of the shin associated with exercise. There are a number of causes of shin pain but this article focuses on the muscle at the front of shin, tibialis … Continue reading

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Low back pain in runners

Low back pain is the most common musculoskeletal problem people get with anything up to 90% of people experiencing back pain at some point in their life. It is also common among runners, although some runners might except this as … Continue reading

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When should I train?

Tips from the Telegraph – Our bodies work in 24 hour cycles, referred to as circadian rhythms and we regulate according to these cycles. All things being equal, cortisol (the primary stress hormone) reaches its peak mid-morning, decreasing throughout the … Continue reading

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Hamstring strains

Symptoms The hamstring is the muscle at the back of the leg. It spans from the buttock to below the knee. A strain is a tear to the muscle fibres. The symptoms are usually sudden pain and the person is … Continue reading

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition causing chronic heel pain. In some cases it may also result in arch pain. Symptoms The pain usually is felt on the underside of the heel and is often most intense with your first … Continue reading

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Healthy and Strong Shoulders

It would be strange to train the right side of the body and not the left and not many people would train the hamstring muscles in the rear thigh and not think to train the quadriceps muscles in the front … Continue reading

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Preventing tennis injuries

There is substantial evidence that static stretching may inhibit performance in strength and power activities. It is therefore common practice for all professional tennis players to do a dynamic warm up/warm up with movement. To best prepare for tennis and … Continue reading

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Physio Deal Kent – Achilles pain/tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is a common injury sustained by runners. Whilst the exact mechanism of injury is still unclear, changes to injured tendon are often seen both on clinical assessment and at a microscopic level. Quite often people affected by Achilles tendinopathy … Continue reading

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Summer has arrived! Let’s talk rehydration…

After training, replacing water plus electrolyte losses is crucial for optimal recovery. You continue to lose fluid through sweat and urine even after finishing your session, so aim to replace losses by 150%. In practise, this means if you weigh … Continue reading

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Deal Physio – 9 tips to minimise risk of running injuries

1. Warm Up and Cool Down Before and after exercise. This should involve 10 or so minutes of exercises using the same muscles as those you plan to use during your workout.  Lack of stretching or incorrect stretching can lead … Continue reading

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Sports Physio Deal Kent – The cyclist

Low back pain is one of the most common complaints of the recreational cyclist. In most cases, low back pain is a simple case of prolonged pressure being placed on structures in the low back that are actually undamaged. The lower back normally has a … Continue reading

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Physiotherapy Deal Kent – Kinesio taping

Kinesio Taping Method – rehabilitative taping technique The Kinesio Taping Method is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range … Continue reading

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Physio Deal Kent – stretches for runners

We should all consider how we prepare our body for exercise and warm up and cool down afterwards. Here are two stretches, once for the hamstring and one for the ITB (Iliotibial band) that are useful to know for walkers … Continue reading

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