Hamstrung

Hamstrung

Field hockey was re-introduced as an Olympic sport back in1928. Participation levels have risen steadily and now it is played in 132 countries. As a team sport it is second only to football. With the introduction of ‘water based’ pitches and a change in some key rules, the game has become faster and more physical […]

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Pelvic floor, Prolapses and Post-natal weakness

Pelvic floor, Prolapses and Post-natal weakness

Our women’s health physio, Toosie Bawden, talks about the most common problems that she deals with. So Toosie, you’re a women’s health physio. Not everyone knows what that means – can you tell us ? Women’s Health physiotherapy treats conditions relating to obstetrics, gynaecology – anything pelvic in nature, specifically for women. It covers everything […]

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Can sitting damage your health?

Can sitting damage your health?

There’s so much information about back pain and how to avoid it, sometimes it can be bewildering. A recent article in the Guardian tells us to forget about posture, it’s all about keeping active and that is sound advice; there’s no benefit in telling people that their back pain has come about because they sit […]

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Cycling from London to Paris

Cycling from London to Paris

‘I feel like I’m sending you off to war.’ My flatmate’s parting words sounded melodramatic as she hugged me goodbye. But to be honest I was feeling the fear. I’m not a cyclist, I’m a walking disaster at the best of times, even with both feet on solid ground and yet here I was, lugging […]

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Women cyclists in London

Women cyclists in London

There’s a push to get more women cycling in London and that’s a great idea – or is it? Yes! 1  it’s better than the Tube Anything is preferable to that. Personally I find it scary enough holding my position on the platform amidst the 7.00 am crush, way before I’ve managed to get on […]

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Bike Fit Assessment

Bike Fit Assessment

What’s the difference between a physio bike-fit assessment and the one at your local bike shop? Price and expertise. Your local bike shop will be more technically geared, measuring the dimensions of the frame and the rider on the bike – testing, substituting and recommending different components such as the saddle, saddle post, handlebars, cleats […]

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