Strength Training & Running

There are still a lot of misconceptions about running and how runners can best train to minimise injuries and enhance performance.

Running Cadence and Injury

Most runners are vigilant of their running metrics. Things, like pace, distance and elevation are commonly shared on social media. But there's another that you may want to take a closer look at. Cadence.

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains happen all the time. Whether you did it walking on uneven ground or through a contact sport injury, the initial management is crucial to ensure there's not long term symptoms.

An insight on how physiotherapists can help people recover from intensive care stays.

Needless to say, we have the upmost respect for front-line practitioners. Their selfless work both during this lock-down and throughout their careers deserves applause. This article will look at a recent publication on how physiotherapists can be part of the rehabilitation process following a period of hospitalisation.

A Pain in the Butt

Glute pain with or without neurological referral into the leg is very common. At PhysioForm we see a variety of presentations of glute pain, with differing underlying pathology . It's normally pretty stubborn to resolve, but with the correct treatment it can be overcome!

What is the most effective treatment for a hamstring strain?

Hamstring strains remain the most prevalent injury across all sports (approximately 20% of all sporting injuries according to the latest studies!). It's for this reason that researchers are constantly investigating the most effective way to treat them. I myself, was surprised by the results!

Back Pain: When To Seek Help

Back pain statistics speak for themselves! Yet, a pathway towards management remains unclear. We've produced this article to shine some light on a very complex subject.

Ergonomic self assessment at home

Looking after your neck and back during lock down. A self ergonomic assessment of your work station.

Strength & Conditioning Consideration for Golfers

Golf courses are open across the country and participants are flooding back to make the most of the good weather! After months of inactivity and gym closures we are sharing some expert tips on how to ensure your body is physically prepared for Golf.

How does Telehealth stand up to conventional Physiotherapy?

The last few months have been strange for us all and it appears as if we've got a long way to go until life will be completely back to normal. That includes us here at PhysioForm. Rather than shutting down completely we've been providing innovative Telehealth consultations with great success, but what does the evidence say?

Common causes of knee pain when running

So you're here because you have knee pain? Maybe you've started running due to lock-down or maybe you're a seasoned athlete. Either way, knee pain is incredibly hard to ignore and even harder to continue performing with. Here we will discuss the three most common causes of knee pain that we see in clinic including; how it feels, the science and how to treat them.

Fuel for a 5K

Many of us have taken to running to keep fit during the lock-down. Whether you've completed 100 5K runs or you're preparing for your first, appropriate pre-run fuel shouldn't be overlooked.

Tension Headaches

Almost 50% of the population have suffered a tension headaches at some point in their life, but few of us know where they come from or how to prevent them. Read this article to find out more.

Comparison of cognitive behavioural therapy for patients with chronic low back pain vs standard physiotherapy treatment

Here we'll give you a reader's digest of a current physiotherapy research paper. This week, we'll be focusing on the comparison of cognitive behavioural therapy for patients with chronic low back pain vs standard physiotherapy treatment.

Effects of a 4-week respiratory muscle training program on the performance of distance runners

Here we'll give you a reader's digest of a current physiotherapy research paper. This week, we'll be focusing on the effect of respiratory muscle training on distance running performance.

The Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep

In a modern world, where we are encouraged to burn the candle at both ends, the importance of sleep has been forgotten.

How Running Beats Stress!

The government have put an emphasis on exercise during this lock-down, and for good reason. Exercise and more specifically running , is a fantastic way to keep on top of your mental health.

Listening to your body

During these uncertain times, it's easy to neglect our bodies needs. Building a sense of connection between our bodies and our mind is a the starting point for self care. Being able to recognise the early warning signs of stress, injury or illness will make managing them easier.

Why Massage?

Get treated like a footballer - A blog series . Part 2 - What treatments do Professional Footballers get?

Follow this series of 3 blogs to understand everything you need to know about the management of football Injuries.

Get treated like a footballer - A blog series. Part 1 - What is Accelerated Rehabilitation?

Follow this series of 3 blogs to understand everything you need to know about the management of football Injuries.

Short case study of rehabilitation of a stroke patient

Here at Physio Form we treat a whole range of conditions, here is an interesting mini case study of an example of some of our rehabilitation work for neurological conditions.

6 Week Ski Strength Program!

Every year thousands of us go skiing, but are you prepared for the slopes? Transitioning from our sedentary lifestyles to this adrenaline packed sport puts a lot of strain on our musculoskeletal system. The best way to be ready? Follow this 6 week Strengthening Program.

Rugby Injuries

Rugby is a competitive sport, players place an incredible demand on their anatomical structures. As we have seen from this World Cup, injuries are not uncommon. In this months blog we will discuss the most common injuries sustained by the players, how to prevent them and how to treat them.

Shockwave Therapy- What is it? & How can it help me?

Shockwave Therapy is recommended for a variety of tendon pathologies, with current research indicating a 70-80% success rate when used in conjunction with exercise based rehabilitation.

Moving Medicine- Prescribing Activity

It seems glaringly obvious, yet the medical profession have only recently begun to deeply investigate the role of exercise and health. Most of us see exercise as a chore or as a way to keep the pounds off, but what if I told you that it was the key to physical & mental health?

Improve your mobility for sport and everyday life

Third World Squatting is being described as the single most valuable tool in unlocking athletic performance but its benefits do not stop there

Are you heading to the ski slopes? Are you ski fit?

This time of year we see a few skiing injuries in the clinic. Some injuries can not be helped, but others can. Why not get ski fit ready for the slopes to help prevent aches, pains and injuries when out on your ski trip! You can then look forward to having an awesome time!!

83 days, 13 hours, 23 minutes and 14 seconds Until London Marathon 2019

"Give yourself a break, you have been expecting a lot, but rest assured your body will be adapting to this overload."

Is your lifestyle causing your foot pain?

A simple change may be trying a new pair of shoes or mixing up the sequence of your gym routine.

Muscle Strain v Cramp? How to know the difference and what to do:

I was watching England play Colombia in the world cup the other night and towards the end of the main game and in extra time noticed that a fair few players were going down with cramp. This is not uncommon, especially when a match reaches extra time, but it made me think of clients and athletes in the past who I have seen and I wanted to shared my experiences with you.

Pregnancy....a pain in the bum?!

Are you pregnant and experiencing pain in your gluteal area (AKA your bum)? Often this is misdiagnosed as sciatica, or dismissed as the normal aches and pains of pregnancy, when it is in fact a common condition of pregnancy known as PELVIC GIRDLE PAIN. Treatment IS available for this condition, so if you are experiencing pain then do seek help from a women's health physiotherapist.

A pain in the neck

Do you want to know how to avoid back and neck pain sitting at your desk? Then read on........

Is it safe to train/exercise during pregnancy

How safe is exercise during pregancy, what type and intensity is it safe to exercise and the benefits associated with exercise during pregnancy

To Stretch or Not To Stretch?

My legs feel tight, and I keep stretching, but it doesn't seem to help, am I missing something? Am I going to do any damage by carry on stretching, or should I just be stretching more? This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions that crops up in our clinic discussions with our clients and the answer (unfortunately) isn't simple...but can at least be a little simplified.

Office Work Out

The Office Workout, perfect to get you moving to manage and prevent shoulder, neck and back pain

Top 3 Glutes

The Gluteal muscles are the biggest and most powerful muscles in our bodies but most of us do not use them in our every day life activities due to prolonged sitting/driving and therefore they become weak and deconditioned. If our glutes are not working hard enough then injuries can occur as forces are sent down to the lower limbs loading the musculature into our legs and changing alignment.

Are you marathon ready?

Staying injury free and completing a training program that gradually increases your running distance is crucial for marathon training. To avoid injury your body needs to be stay flexible and strong to cope with the demands of your training. There are a few simple tests you can do yourself at home to make sure your body is marathon fit.

4 tips for a stress free Christmas

Christmas is a great time to be enjoyed and celebrated but leading up to Christmas can be stressful. Read our 4 tips on a hassle stress free Christmas

Growing Injuries in the Young Athlete

Growing injuries- Advice to Parents

Running Drills for Race Preparation

Drills are a great way to improve strength, control and improve posture. They work well as part of a training routine to improve efficiency and running form, they also work well as part of warming up for a race to activate key muscle groups.

How to avoid getting injured?

Read on if you want to find out why you get injured and more importantly how to avoid getting injured in the first place!!

The Benefits of Sports Massage

The Benefits of regular Sports Massage

Patellofemoral knee pain "Runners Knee"

"Runners Knee" or Patellofemoral pain is one of the most common running injuries Read here to find out more...

Achilles tendonopathy

Achilles Tendonopathy

Foot pain when midfoot-forefoot or barefoot running

Converted to midfoot-forefoot running? Everything's going well until you start increasing speed and distance, then encounter foot pain

Why do we get injured?

Why do we get injured?

What are Myofascial Trigger Points?

Trigger points are complex and are often associated with lack of sleep, emotional disturbances aswell as injury and overuse. So how may this affect you?

What is Kinesiology Tape?

We explain what Kinesiology tape is (K-Tape) and how it is used for treatment of injuries and rehabilitation of athletes.