Cycling: Shoe Fit

Improper shoe fit amongst cyclists and triathletes is a common problem and can affect their foot comfort, bikefit and power output. Foot discomfort includes symptoms like numbness, tingling, burning and shooting sensations and whilst they might seem common they are not a normal part of cycling. When fitting shoes for the bike there are three […]

Pre-Competition Nutrition and Fuelling Strategies

High amounts of carbohydrate right before a competition is, different to what most of us think, not necessarily the best strategy. In this article we give you an insight into different options for planning the right pre-race/match fuelling… Historically, the pre-race/match meal has been shrouded in importance. Shunted on to a pedestal, to ensure that […]

Ankle sprain: What do we need to know?

By Roberto Fernandez Sanchez, Physiotherapist and Clinical Lead.  Today, we are going to review one of the most common injuries in sport – Sprained Ankle.  When we trip or step on something unstable, our ankle gives way and we feel an acute pain, sometimes followed by a clunk or a crack.  Then comes the swelling […]

Managing PMS

By Paul Parker BSc(Hons) MSc If you’re a female athlete, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) may well be something that has scuppered your performance in the past. Whether it has inhibited your preparation when it matters most, or carried the blame for succeeding sub-optimal showing, either way, an alarming percentage of female athletes claim to have been […]

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 […]

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 – www.theshoulderdoc.co.uk Reproduced with permission, original article – https://www.shoulderdoc.co.uk/article/755 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 […]