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What is Plantar Fasciitis and How Can Physiotherapy Help?
What is Plantar Fasciitis and How Can Physiotherapy Help? 22 Feb 2017

Heel pain can be an athlete’s dread. When a GP or a physiotherapist tells you that you have ‘Plantar fasciitis’ the connotations surrounding this can all seem negative. However, you will be pleased to hear that it is not all [...]

A Physio’s View: NHS Rotations or Private Practice
A Physio’s View: NHS Rotations or Private Practice 25 Nov 2016

It can be hard to choose between NHS rotations and private practice as a junior physio. It can be even harder making the leap from NHS to private practice if you have worked there for many years. This blog is [...]

How much does private physiotherapy cost?
How much does private physiotherapy cost? 19 Oct 2016

This article aims to give potential users of private physiotherapy services an idea of the average cost of private physiotherapy treatment.

Health Benefits of Sex – Valentines Day Special
Health Benefits of Sex – Valentines Day Special 12 Feb 2016

Introduction With valentines day is just round the corner and many couples planning a romanic weekend together, we thought it was a good excuse to take a look at some of the health benefits of sex.  There is a lot of discrepancy in [...]

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 [...]

Have a Healthy Christmas
Have a Healthy Christmas 21 Dec 2015

Introduction It’s the Christmas season, the weather has got colder and wetter, our social calendars are fuller and the goods are on the shelf at the local supermarket. There is a slowing down of exercise regimes which are replaced by movies in front [...]

Clumsy Christmas
Clumsy Christmas 21 Dec 2015

Introduction Christmas time, Mistletoe and wine. Your granny falls over all of the time… During Christmas day more than 80,000 people head over to A&E for treatment. From cuts and falls, to burns and food poisoning the nation’s clumsiness takes [...]

What is My Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer?
What is My Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer? 14 Dec 2015

Introduction A number of things can affect your risk of developing ovarian cancer. All women in the UK have a 1 in 54 chance of developing ovarian cancer so ovarian cancer is rare. Ovarian Cancer Action are campaigning for all women [...]

Jump Feet First into Christmas – Don’t Let Heel Pain Ruin Your Christmas Cheer!
Jump Feet First into Christmas – Don’t Let Heel Pain Ruin Your Christmas Cheer! 14 Dec 2015

Introduction: Plantar fasciitis, a pain or discomfort to the mid foot and heel, will affect 1 in 10 people across the UK. It is most common in those aged between 40-60 years and is twice as common in women as it [...]

The Sedentary Worker
The Sedentary Worker 5 Dec 2015

Introduction: It’s important to acknowledge that this blog isn’t just directed at the typical 9 til 5 office worker in the busy city. Any job or activity, whether you are a student, an author or even serving your jury service, [...]

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 [...]

Enhance Football Performance
Enhance Football Performance 2 Sep 2015

Introduction The football season is back! Whether you are Lionel Messi or Joe Blogs playing down the park on a Sunday you’re going to want to be playing at your best and scoring that last minute deciding goal. The physical [...]

London challenge events – Ovarian Cancer Action
London challenge events – Ovarian Cancer Action 26 Sep 2015

Introduction Ovarian Cancer Action is very excited to have the opportunity to work with Capital Physio during their London challenge events season. Zoe from Ovarian Cancer Action gives us an overview on how challenge events help their charity and how you [...]

Inspired by Wimbledon? Avoid Common Tennis Injuries This Summer
Inspired by Wimbledon? Avoid Common Tennis Injuries This Summer 18 Aug 2015

Introduction Did Serena, Mario and co inspire you to give tennis a go this summer? Tennis is a physically demanding sport and requires a combination of full body fitness and co-ordination. This means that injuries are common, often exacerbated by [...]

Top Tips For Cyclists
Top Tips For Cyclists 11 Jul 2015

Introduction Cycling is a very common cause of overuse injuries. Our therapist Kiri Norton gives her top tips for cyclists on how to be more efficient when cycling and how to reduce the risk of injury. Correct bike set up It [...]

Top Tips for New Mums
Top Tips for New Mums 18 May 2015

Introduction Giving birth is an exciting but often overwhelming time in your life, sparking huge changes to your lifestyle and your body. Here are some top tips from Sorcha Callaghan, a Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor at Capital Physio for newbie [...]

Top Tips for Mums to be
Top Tips for Mums to be 18 May 2015

Introduction Pregnancy is an exciting but often overwhelming time in your life, sparking huge changes to your lifestyle and your body. Here are some top tips from Sorcha Callaghan, a Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor at Capital Physio. Don’t suffer in [...]

Benefits of massage therapy
Benefits of massage therapy 25 Apr 2015

Introduction Stressed out? Injured? Feeling lethargic? Want a better quality of life? Why not get a massage? Massage therapist, Charlotte Sullivan from our sister clinic at The Massage Group in Crowborough looks into the benefits of massage. Benefits of regular [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Nightrider 2015 Partnership
Nightrider 2015 Partnership 5 Feb 2015

Capital Physio are excited to announce that we have become the official Physiotherapy partner for Nightrider 2015, an overnight 100 km cycling event spanning across iconic London landmarks. Nightrider will aim to raise over £2 million for various charities at [...]

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 [...]

Calories on Christmas
Calories on Christmas 1 Dec 2014

Introduction It has been a summer of sport, exercise and healthy dieting but Christmas is fast approaching. During the Christmas period the average Brit will gain over ½ a stone, according to the British Dietetic Association. Our therapist Kiri Norton [...]

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 [...]

Physiotherapist or Sports Therapist?
Physiotherapist or Sports Therapist? 30 Jul 2014

How to know if you need Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy We often have clients enquiring whether they need Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy, and which practitioner can offer the most appropriate treatment for their injury. The short answer is that both [...]

Ice Baths, do they work?
Ice Baths, do they work? 27 Jun 2014

A fast recovery from an injury is vital to the athlete and equally, a fast recovery from an intense training programme is just as important. For many years, Cryotherapy and cold water immersion (the use of ice and ice baths) [...]