How To Avoid Injury Whilst Marathon Training

It’s the time of year when you’ve probably noticed more of runners on the pavements in the evenings and at the weekends. Yes this year’s London Marathon is now less than just three months away. Those of you that are currently training for the event or another marathon in the spring will be well into you training by ... More

Merry Christmas!!

We are now in the time of year where Christmas is fast approaching, only two weeks away now!! It’s a busy time of the year and I’m sure you’re all busy with your Christmas parties, getting all your presents sorted and putting up the decorations. In this blog I will be talking about all things Christmas and how to ... More

What is Sports Therapy?

It’s been a while since I wrote my last blog, down to all different reasons, holidays, being busy in clinic and the beginning of the football season. I have decided to write the following blog about sports therapy. I receive many questions from people saying they don’t know what sports therapy is and they don’t ... More

Why is Sports Therapy Important?

When an injury occurs, it’s tempting for a lot of people to think “I’ll leave it for a week and then see how I feel” or “I’ve had this problem before, I’ll be fine in a few weeks” or “I’ll go and see my GP”. For starters, everyone knows that nowadays waiting to get an appointment to see your GP can ... More

How to keep well hydrated

It looks as though it is going to be a very hot weekend coming up, some of you may decide to make the most of it by sitting out in the sun, having a barbeque or even going for a run doing some exercise. Whatever you’re doing, it’s vital to make sure that you remain well hydrated. This blog is going to explain the ... More

What is Golfers Elbow?

Medial epicondylitis, more commonly known as golfers elbow is a condition that causes pain on the inside of the elbow. The pain is caused by damage to a group of muscles that bend the wrist called the wrist flexors. These muscles attach to a tendon on the inside of the elbow joint. The main sign will be pain and perhaps ... More

What is Osgood Schlatters?

Osgood Schlatters is a condition that causes pain just below the knee cap in children. It normally affects boys between the ages of 13 and 15 and girls between the ages of 10 and 12 years. This is the most common injury that I see amongst children in Southend United’s academy. The pain occurs on an area called the ... More

Advice for the London Marathon

It’s the big day on Sunday, the 2015 London Marathon. I’m sure for everyone running it, all the hard work in the training is all done and now is the time to rest and relax before the big day! I ran the London Marathon itself in 2013 as you can see in the above picture and it was a great day and gives you a great ... More

Plantar Fasciitis Explained

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain in the under surface of the foot. The pain can range from the heel to the balls of the feet. The pain is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a soft tissue structure on the sole of the foot designed to be a shock absorber on the foot and also ... More

What is Sports Massage?

Common questions I get asked are “what is sports massage?”, “how does it differ to other types of massage?” and “how will a sports massage be of benefit to me?” All of these questions will be covered in this blog. To start with, a sports massage is different to a massage you would receive from a spa. Sports ... More