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

Running Analysis & Technology

We’re always keen to provide runners with the best opportunity to understand more about running and specifically how runners run. We love using technology and combined with assessment this works well for helping runners to get over injury and improve performance. As a team of techno geeks, imagine our delight when we got our hands … Continue reading Running Analysis & Technology

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

Part 2: Beginners Outdoor Training

Hello, welcome back, so how did you get on with your first taste of outdoor training? The time has come to move things along and challenge the system a little more. So I'm going to outline the next level with a new set of exercises. Each one will be slightly more advanced than the previous … Continue reading Part 2: Beginners Outdoor Training

Part 1: Beginners Outdoor Training

Now you've made the decision to head outdoors to train, it's time to get some structure into your session. As a regular gym goer you'll probably have your own routine and level you feel comfortable with, certainly an idea of what stage you're at in terms of what you deem hard or easy. So lets … Continue reading Part 1: Beginners Outdoor Training

7 Minute Work Out

I recently read an interesting article titled "7 minutes to get fit" with the catch line "Do twice a week. Job done". Instantly I was intrigued, fit in two 7min sessions, this ought to be good, or too good to be true. So I began to read. Studies have found you don't need to spend … Continue reading 7 Minute Work Out

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

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