Don’t Leave Yourself Hamstrung…

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By Paul Parker BSc(Hons) MSc Intro The hamstring. Why do they even matter? Evidence suggests that in field based sports, hamstring injury accounts for the highest proportion of soft-tissue related injuries, ranging from minor strains causing a loss of training days, to high grade tears and ruptures, which can lead to a much larger stint […]

Strength Training for Runners


By Paul Parker BSc(Hons) MSc Strength Training, and Running. Two things that a lot of people seem to think paradoxical, and that the last place a runner needs to be seen to improve their performance is in the gym. This myth however, is being well and truly quashed by many of the worlds’ most successful […]

8 Key attitudes to help aid Long-Covid recovery

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Long Covid Hypnotherapy Recovery Techniques By Kate Mitchell Dip. CBH – Recovering from a long term illness is not easy and can feel overwhelming. This is made even harder because Covid 19 is such a new disease. There are many different projects underway to help patients suffering from Long Covid and many more are in […]

The Rugby Shoulder

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By Lennard Funk – Reproduced with permission, original article – Rugby has the highest risk per player/hour of injury of all sports. The shoulder comprises 20% of all rugby injuries being the second most commonly injured joint after the knee. 35% of all injuries of the shoulder are recurrent injuries and if a […]

Pain Explained

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In this article, we’re going to look at two different scenarios between acute (short term) back pain and persistent (long term) back pain, and how the nervous system can influence the outcome. Acute Pain What does it mean? Acute pain is short-term pain that last no longer than three months and tends to be associated […]

Head Injuries in Rugby

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Can we be doing more to reduce head injuries in Rugby? It has recently been highlighted in the media that Steve Thompson, who won the Rugby World Cup with England in 2003, has been diagnosed with early onset dementia. Thompson, 42, said he cannot remember winning the World Cup, would not want his own children […]

Concussion in Rugby

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Concussion is still the most common injury within Rugby, with around 70% of concussions occurring during the tackle. Following on from our first article about behind repetitive concussion being linked to early onset dementia, we are now going to look at concussion itself, it? symptoms, and how to manage concussion on the pitch, as well […]

Wrist pain after pregnancy?

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Wrist pain after pregnancy? It sounds bizarre, but wrist pain was one of the main complaints that I suffered with after having a baby. In fact it was so bad, that I struggled picking up and holding my daughter every day.I never really thought that wrist pain may actually be a common complaint amongst new […]

Post natal back pain?

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Post natal back pain? Why back pain is so common for new mums? There are a number of factors that can contribute to back pain after having had a baby. So it’s important to understand why, by understanding how the body changes during pregnancy, and how these changes can continue to affect your body after […]

Let’s talk about your pelvic floor!

What is your pelvic floor? The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that span from the tail bone, (the triangular bone at the base of the spine) to the pubic bone (the front bone of the pelvis), and across between left and right sit bones. If you imagine your pelvis as a bowl, […]