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Why it is important to drink enough water and stay hydrated
Why it is important to drink enough water and stay hydrated 12 Jun 2017

Summer is finally here! As we are moving into June the temperatures are on the rise and we are preparing ourselves for what we hope will be a great summer. But these higher temperatures also mean are body has to [...]

Common Tennis Injuries
Common Tennis Injuries 19 May 2017

Spring is here, the sun is beginning to shine (sort of…), Nadal has just won his fifth Madrid title and the tennis season is getting into full swing. With Wimbledon looming just around the corner, many of us are feeling [...]

Train Smarter with the 7 Best Core Strengthening Exercises
Train Smarter with the 7 Best Core Strengthening Exercises 28 Apr 2017

There are a lot of core strengthening exercises out there. Some are effective and some are not. In this article we will describe and explain the seven best core strengthening exercises that will target all aspects of your core. What [...]

Lower Back Pain From Squats: Why this Happens and How to Avoid it
Lower Back Pain From Squats: Why this Happens and How to Avoid it 7 Mar 2017

Squats have become so popular over the last few years and have become the go to exercise for building muscle in the lower body. Squatting is one of the most demanding and skilful exercises that exist. When mastered, squats can [...]

How to Alleviate Cycling Knee Pain
How to Alleviate Cycling Knee Pain 2 Feb 2017

We are all told that riding a bike is a low-impact aerobic activity, so why do so many of us suffer from cycling knee pain? Although cycling is a great low impact sport, the repetitive motion of pedaling can lead [...]

Understanding the relationship between sleep and muscle recovery
Understanding the relationship between sleep and muscle recovery 28 Jan 2017

How important is sleep? It is something most of us would agree we need more of, but how important do you think sleep is to your health? A healthy human adult will spend around one-third of their life sleeping, and [...]

How to Warm Up for a Run (Especially in Winter)
How to Warm Up for a Run (Especially in Winter) 10 Dec 2016

Warming Up This is a term most people understand. If you look at exercise and running websites, there’s plenty of information on how to warm up for a run and the importance of it. So you might be thinking, why [...]

Why Women Should Start Boxing
Why Women Should Start Boxing 24 Jan 2016

Introduction With “Creed” and “Southpaw” films being released recently and with the health kick in the new year, many individuals are being inspired to take up boxing. There is a stigma around boxing being a men’s sport and it not [...]

Top 10 reasons why swimming is for you
Top 10 reasons why swimming is for you 13 Oct 2016

1. Managing Your Weight Swimming burns more calories in 30 minutes than walking, cycling or even running. You can burn 367 calories swimming breaststroke for half an hour. Depending on stroke an speed, you can burn more. It’s a great [...]

Top Tips to Fight Inflammation
Top Tips to Fight Inflammation 24 Jan 2016

Introduction Inflammation is a complex biological response that occurs in the body’s tissues as a response to harmful stimuli such as pathogens, damaged cells or irritants (Ferrero 2007). This article will focus on the inflammatory response to injury and chronic [...]

Stick with Your Health Kick this New Year
Stick with Your Health Kick this New Year 6 Jan 2016

Introduction It’s a New Year and everyone is setting themselves New Year’s resolutions. The most common New Year’s resolution is losing weight and getting fit, but it is also the most broken New Year’s resolution. After self-indulging on food and [...]

Top Tips for Beginner Runners
Top Tips for Beginner Runners 21 Oct 2015

Introduction: Running is a great way to loose weight, increase your aerobic fitness and generally tone your body. It is a high impact sport and with the constant pounding and repetitive nature of the sport, injuries like shin splints, patella [...]

Questions from Womens Running
Questions from Womens Running 9 Nov 2015

Introduction For a feature running in the December 2015 issue of Womens Running Magazine Kiri Norton, Sports Therapist, was asked a serious of questions about running. See her full interview below and don’t forget to check out the full feature in Womens [...]

Avoiding Winter Sport Injuries
Avoiding Winter Sport Injuries 10 Nov 2015

Introduction We see an increasing a number of injuries around the winter months that are commonly associated with winter sports. This is due partly to plummeting temperatures and also to the pressures that are placed upon the body during skiing [...]

Kings Cross Pilates and Yoga Partnership
Kings Cross Pilates and Yoga Partnership 18 May 2015

Pilates and Yoga fans in and around Kings Cross are set to celebrate as Capital Physio announces a partnership with YMCA at One KX, offering discounted Pilates and Yoga classes. After relocating the St Pancras Clinic in December, Capital Physio’s [...]

What should your energy and fluid intake be during your Marathon?
What should your energy and fluid intake be during your Marathon? 7 Apr 2015

Introduction You have one month to go before you step out on Marathon Sunday and you have been sticking to your training plan, things are looking great and you’re on track to reach your target time (or even just to [...]

Over Pronating and Running
Over Pronating and Running 7 Apr 2015

Many injuries can occur during marathon training. This is due to the repetitive movements and high volume of impact on the body. One main cause of injury during running is overpronation of the foot. This can be adapted to reduce [...]

Marathon Motivation
Marathon Motivation 7 Apr 2015

Introduction The marathon is fast approaching and the majority of you are beginning to tackle the big 20-mile runs. I am seeing a lot of clients with small niggles and very tired legs posing the question “why am I doing [...]

Win a massage EVERY month for a YEAR!
Win a massage EVERY month for a YEAR! 6 Feb 2015

We’ve teamed up with Men’s Fitness Magazine to offer one lucky winner a massage every single month for a whole year. Sure, it’s the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift for fitness fans, but we won’t tell anyone if you decide to [...]

Weight Gain Diet and Training Plan for Rugby Players
Weight Gain Diet and Training Plan for Rugby Players 27 Jan 2015

Battling to Bulk The rugby season is well underway with the premiership and national teams all battling it out for the top spot and it seems the country is becoming mad on rugby! It’s great to watch the game and [...]

Ski season top tips
Ski season top tips 2 Jan 2015

A Quick Overview Of Your 2014-15 Ski Season I for one have a massive love / hate relationship with winter. It’s cold, it’s dark, but this also means that I get to layer up with the new season knitwear and [...]

What are the benefits of stretching?
What are the benefits of stretching? 7 Nov 2014

Introduction Although there is little proof that stretching reduces injury, there are many other benefits of performing stretches. From reducing muscle related discomfort in the workplace1 to increasing sports performance2 . Our therapist Kiri Norton looks into the benefits of stretching. What [...]

How To Finding the Pilates class and Instructor for you
How To Finding the Pilates class and Instructor for you 28 Oct 2014

Introduction Finding the appropriate Pilates class and instructor can be hard. Particularly because the title of “Pilates Instructor” is not protected. There is a nationally recognised qualification for teaching mat work Pilates. However, there is no standardised qualification for teaching [...]

Foot and ankle injuries in dancers
Foot and ankle injuries in dancers 20 Oct 2014

Introduction It’s very rare to find a ballet dancer without a foot/ankle injury. 34-62% of all dance injuries are reported at the foot and ankle (Kadel, 2006). Well, that’s not surprising, given that the long hours and days of ballet [...]

Cheerleading: A Technical Look
Cheerleading: A Technical Look 22 Sep 2014

Introduction Throughout my childhood dance was my choice of extra curricular activity. Over 16 years of training I mastered a number of different dance styles and competed at a national level as well as gaining high level exams. However, when [...]

Common Running Injuries
Common Running Injuries 3 Sep 2014

It’s been a summer of sport, kicking off with the world cup in Rio and rounding up with the Commonwealth Games hosted here in the UK. Events such as these are capital in inspiring people to take up new sporting [...]

Military Style Fitness Classes: What’s it all about?
Military Style Fitness Classes: What’s it all about? 12 Aug 2014

An increasingly popular way of training Some people can find keeping fit very boring and tedious, especially when going into the gym and doing the same things over and over again! Being dedicated to something that is boring is very [...]