20 Results for author: Tom Foskett

Fitness Instructing

So the latest news is that I am now a fully qualified Fitness Instructor! I have been working very hard since Christmas onwards doing lots of practical assessments and assignments all whilst working full time and training for a marathon which is not easy. I have taken the time to write a quick blog about what a Fitness ... More

Training for the London Marathon

Its that time of year again where you see an increase in the number of runners out on the roads. The big day is on the 22nd April and I have already seen several people who are training for the big day. I am even running it myself for Kith & Kids and have kept myself relatively pain free by following the steps below to ... More

New Year, New You?

As we are now into the full swing of the New Year, how is your new exercise programme going? Whether you are trying to get a bit fitter and trying to lose weight or if you’re stepping up training for an event such as the London Marathon or Brentwood Half Marathon hopefully you will be noticing the benefits already! I am ... More

How to warm up and cool down

I find that failing to do a warm up or cool down or doing it incorrectly is one of the main reasons for many injuries I see. Whilst some injuries are unavoidable, some injuries are very much preventative by looking after yourself. I know myself how difficult it is to spend time stretching after exercise when all you want ... More

Ankle Sprains

One of the most common injuries I see in clinic is ankle ligament damage, tears and in severe cases fractured ankles mainly due to a sprain. I am going to explain what happens when ligaments tear, what the signs and symptoms are and how to go about getting back to playing sport after the injury. Ankle ligament injuries ... More

What is Sports Massage?

Not only does a Sports Therapist like myself have the skills to assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of injuries, but also qualified in sports massage. I treat a lot of people who just require regular maintenance through a monthly sports massage. I often get asked questions about what sports massage is, how it differs ... More

Merry Christmas!

As you all know Christmas is fast approaching, I hope that everyone is well prepared and doesn’t have much left to do! I have put together a blog on how to reduce the chances of getting injured in the first few months of 2017. January is normally my busiest time of year, there are several reasons that I believe to ... More

How to Avoid Injuries in Football

Now that we are in October and the football season is well underway I start to see lots of footballers in clinic, whether a Sunday league footballer or semi-professional, adult or child. The type of injuries I see in football vary, but the vast majority are in the lower body. Most of the injuries I see related to are ... More

How to Sit Correctly at Work

Not only do I treat a wide range of sports related injuries but also other injuries and problems have been sustained through work. The most common injury I see from people being at work is pain between the shoulder blades and the neck area. I always find that this is due to incorrect posture when sitting at a desk for ... More

My Advice for the 2016 London Marathon

As you’re probably all aware the 2016 London Marathon is just days away now! You may be feeling quite nervous about Sunday, you may be feeling excited or you may just want to get it out the way! I ran the London Marathon in 2013 and it really is a fantastic experience and the main thing is just enjoy it as much as you ... More