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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Steroid injections: your questions answered

Dr. Justin Woolley from Parkshot Medical can answer your queries*   What? Cortisone (also known as steroid) is the name used to describe the corticosteroid group of medicines. Discovered in the 1930s and further developed in the ’50s, a cortisone or steroid injection is a very powerful anti-inflammatory and is effective at treating many painful joint and tendon conditions.   […]

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Getting Hip Pains?

Getting Hip Pains?

You’re not alone. Here’s why it happens and what you may be able to do about it. Why does my hip hurt? First of all let’s look at where exactly the hip is. We think of it as the bone we can feel at the top of the thigh on the outer aspect but if […]

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