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Everything to play for

Everything to play for

How many youngsters dream of a career in professional football? And when we watch them on screen, excelling in the sport they love, who doesn’t envy their eye watering earnings?! Dion was a promising Chelsea academist, having trained under the stellar Jose Mourinho. His whole career lay ahead of him when, at the age of […]

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RideLondon

RideLondon

In the early 80’s I got my first job in London and naturally I cycled to work. I’ve always been a commuter cyclist rather than one of those high-end, lycra clad types. It’s so cheap and convenient. I used to whizz round Hyde Park Corner just for fun, with BEF’s ‘Music for Stowaways’ booming though […]

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How to overcome an injury

How to overcome an injury

James Donnelly is the founder of Matchfit Conditioning (https://www.matchfitconditioning.com),  a football specific strength and conditioning coach, and a former semi-professional footballer. Matchfit Conditioning is the number one source of football specific strength & conditioning information available online. Following retirement from academy football through injury, James turned his disappointment into a drive to succeed both personally […]

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Injury is an opportunity

Injury is an opportunity

Who thinks like that? How can an injury be anything other than a setback? You’re training towards a goal and now you won’t make it. You’ve pushed so hard, achieved so much and now it’s all over! Finished.   Cat Benger http://www.abcpure.com takes a different view. Cat’s been training athletes for over five years. Combined with […]

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Kate’s Prudential RideLondon

Kate’s Prudential RideLondon

Every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people die of undiagnosed cardiac conditions. With your donation, CRY can reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) by working with cardiologists and family doctors to establish good practice and appropriate screening facilities to promote and protect the cardiac health […]

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Sports injuries in the adolescent athlete

Sports injuries in the adolescent athlete

The past decade has seen a significant increase in the number of children participating in both team and solo sports. Physical activity plays an important role in the wellbeing of all children and helps them to develop physical, psychomotor and intellectual skills. It is important to remember however that sport is not just for health […]

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Is acupuncture the answer?

Is acupuncture the answer?

As always at Richmond Physiotherapy we like to keep abreast of all the most recent and updated research. We put on our thinking caps to scrutinise and weigh up research evidence, clinical experience and treatment effectiveness. New guidelines In 2016 The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published new guidelines on the management […]

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Exercise and Illness

Exercise and Illness

Spring is here and so is the marathon season. The London Marathon has been and gone, but many of you will still be preparing for other events. Have you thought about what to do if you are unwell? Sadly we are all aware of young and fit people who die suddenly whilst enjoying their sport. […]

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Hip surgery has come a long way

Hip surgery has come a long way

Historically total hip replacement precautions have been strictly advised to prevent the risk of hip dislocation. Patients are told not to flex their hips beyond 90 degrees, to sleep supine, to avoid situations where the hip is crossed or twists; all to prevent the hip from coming out. Traditionally new hip patients are discharged with […]

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