Tagged with wellbeing

Sticks & Stones – 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

Part 2: Beginners Outdoor Training

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 1: 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

7 Minute Work Out

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

Avoid HARM for acute injuries (TOP TIPS)

Avoid HARM for acute injuries (TOP TIPS)

Avoid HARM for acute injuries After injuring yourself it can be difficult to know what to do. Do you use, ice or heat? Rest or movement? Elevation or massage? The asnwers to these questions are found in the type of injury that you have sustained. Acute Injuries An acute injury is an injury with a … Continue reading

Cycling Technique and Muscles

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

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

London to Paris – How To Survive

London to Paris – How To Survive

In May 2013 a friend emailed a small group of us and outlined his plans to cycle from London to Paris, with or without us. In the spirit of naivety four of us agreed to do it, and so the date was set for October 2013. One would think this is plenty of time to … Continue reading

Pregnancy: To exercise or not to exercise?

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

Commonwealth Day #10 – Refection #5

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