Tips to stay ‘injury free’

As we roll into the summer, we start to become very aware of how our new years resolution to get fit is drifting away. At TA Physio we see many clients who started fitness programs in the first few months, stop, then try again with injury or alarming pains. There are a few ways to … Continue reading Tips to stay ‘injury free’

Patellofemoral Pain in Runners

Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is pain associated around or behind the kneecap; it is the one of the most prevalent running injuries, with 9 - 15% of the active population reporting PFP at one time or another. This pain in runners is debilitating, often varied in how it presents, and the true source of pain is … Continue reading Patellofemoral Pain in Runners

Sensorimotor System – What does it mean & What’s the implication for rehab? Bec van De Scheur

After hitting heavy traffic, turning what should have been a swift two hour car trip into an eventful six hour journey to Birmingham, we finally reached the Therapy Expo 2017!   Fuelled with coffee, we sat in on a number of interesting presentations. Although there was diversity amongst the guest speakers a common theme seemed … Continue reading Sensorimotor System – What does it mean & What’s the implication for rehab? Bec van De Scheur

Sticks & Stones – Bec Van de Scheur

STICKS AND STONES…   Best selling author Don Miguel Ruiz in his book The Four Agreements reveals what he believes to be the primary sources of self-limiting beliefs. The first and most important of these principles is to be impeccable with your word.   It sounds easy enough, as a professional we are under the … Continue reading Sticks & Stones – Bec Van de Scheur

Post-Pregnancy: When and How To Return To Exercise

As a physiotherapist, I regularly see patients who are unsure how and when to get back into exercise after giving birth, so I've written this article to help.  As you'll see, there are plenty of benefits of getting back into a safe workout routine.  We'll discuss what to do and how much, as well as … Continue reading Post-Pregnancy: When and How To Return To Exercise

Cycling Technique and Muscles

Cycling Technique & Muscle Activation: Thanks all for taking the time to read my blog about cycling. I'm only a physiotherapist and by no means a coach or bike fitter so these are just my observations and understanding from reading around the topic. Cycling Muscle Co-ordination The diagram to the left demonstrates the muscular sequence … Continue reading Cycling Technique and Muscles

Saddle Issues for Female Cyclist by Bianca Broadbent

As I am a female bike fitter, we tend to get a lot of female cyclists come in for a bike fit, with their primary complaint being saddle comfort (with numbness and soreness being the top issues within this). It is unfortunately normal for cyclists to think that saddle discomfort is something that needs to be tolerated, but this is … Continue reading Saddle Issues for Female Cyclist by Bianca Broadbent

Pregnancy: To exercise or not to exercise?

Rachael Field Roddis - Personal Trainer, pre & post-natal qualified trainer and mom of one has taken the time to write a piece for Tom Astley Physiotherapy blog. So sit back and relax with a cup of brew before making those plans for returning to exercise:   The mentality of eating for two and giving … Continue reading Pregnancy: To exercise or not to exercise?

Commonwealth Day #10 – Refection #5

Well the end is in sight for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and I've had a blast so much so I might go to Rio. Working in the poly clinic as a physio to the athletes has been a once in a lifetime experience and taught me so much about the world of elite multi-sport events. … Continue reading Commonwealth Day #10 – Refection #5

Commonwealth Day #9 – Reflection 4

  The 2014 commonwealth games is coming to a close within the next few days. The Glasgow platform has provided some amazing sporting outcomes and a great experience for athletes, team officials, and Clydesiders alike. As part of the medical services, working in the polyclinic has given me a taste of the multi-sport elite level competition, … Continue reading Commonwealth Day #9 – Reflection 4