“If it had not been for Mark, I would not have been correctly diagnosed.”

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Mark treated me successfully 9 years ago after an operation on my right shattered heel bone. On 31.10.2016, I stepped into a deep hole. X-ray showed no fracture. However, Mark was concerned after a week at my lack of progress. Consequently, my GP arranged a second x-ray, which again showed no fracture. Still concerned, Mark referred me to Mr R. …

Skilates: The core of ski conditioning and injury prevention

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Each year as the snow begins to fall, ski enthusiasts hit the workouts in preparation for the upcoming season. Lot of people are performing typical plyometric and power lifting exercises in the leisure clubs. These exercises can increase speed on the slopes, but usually the form is faulted and injuries and compensations are observed.   Skilates is a ski conditioning …

Knowing when it’s the right time to change your running shoes

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When should you consider changing  your running Shoes? I have recently purchased a brand new pair of running shoes and when I first put them on it was like walking on pillows. I hadn’t realised how bad the other ones had got. I normally upgrade my trainers every 6 months due to the amount of miles and training that I …

Here’s 5 ways that Massage Therapy helps keep you happy and healthy through the winter months

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Winter comes with a unique set of physical and mental challenges. Massage therapy can help you combat many of the health issues the winter season brings Building regular massage sessions into your wellness routine can help you stay happy and healthier this wintertime.   1. Massage Therapy can really help fight the winter blues The winter months decrease our opportunities …

Dry Needling – for painful and tender muscles

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Dry Needling Can Reduce Pain Related to Trigger Points in Muscles Dry Needling – also know as Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling – is a specialist technique that may be introduced by the Physiotherapist during a treatment session. It involves a very thin needle being pushed through the skin to stimulate a trigger point within a muscle. Trigger points are irritable, …

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Pilates Trial Session – Special Offer

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Pilates Trial Sessions with 50% Discount If you are new to Pilates why not take up this fabulous offer and receive 50% off your first session.  Pilates makes you look and feel great! There’s no shortage of fitness workouts out there but few give your body the long-term health benefits of Pilates. Choose Physio4Life for Pilates and get the strength, tone, balance and …

Put A Spring In Your Step This Autumn

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Confused by the Choice of Weight Loss Programs and Diet Tips? When I searched ‘Amazon UK’ for books on losing weight, the results delivered a choice of over 108,000 books. 108,000 ideas and opinions on losing weight. That’s a lot of options! If you also consider the magazine and newspaper articles on weight loss, plus TV programmes, there’s tons of information …

Marathon Runners It’s That Time Of Year Again!!

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Your marathon training whether it be for the Paris, London, Rome, Madrid or another marathon your training should be well underway, but it isn’t easy… Dragging yourself out of bed on a cold winter’s morning is only the first hurdle… You need to commit yourself to the intense training programme of approx. 3 runs a week and ideally 2-3 strength …

Case Study: Lower Back Pain

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Symptoms & Assessment: A man in his 7o’s presenting with sacroiliac joint and possible herniated disc problems. Treatment After a course of physiotherapy treatments to release soft tissue around the injured area, he was recommended to manage the condition with Clinical Pilates in order to avoid surgery. Due to severe stiffness in his low back pain and a hip the progress …

Case Study: Post-Natal Lower Back Pain

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Symptoms & Assessment: Julie, a 38-year-old woman, developed debilitating middle and lower back and shoulder pain following the birth of her third child. Treatment: An MRI scan confirmed facet joint injury in her lower spine, more likely a result of three pregnancies and poor core/pelvic floor retraining postnatally. Initially she had a course of Clinical Pilates sessions with Bonnie Ryckova – …

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How’s Your Running?

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Running Analysis – The Low-down We regularly get asked, “Is it possible to change my running technique if this is the way I have ran all my life?”. The simple answer is YES! We can use some subtle cues to make a big difference to your technique. This can serve to improve your running economy, enhance your performance and correct …

Cholesterol – The Facts

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We’ve all heard it right? Good cholesterol versus bad cholesterol, or another, more sciencey way of putting it: High Density Lipoprotein (the good) versus Low Density Lipoprotein (bad) Before we proceed, my friend, here are some important facts that are often overlooked, when we discuss cholesterol: Actually HDL and LDL aren’t forms of cholesterol, they are lipoproteins (think of them …

Fiona Ford: A Remarkable Journey

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World Ironman Championship 2016 My Personal Journey by Fiona Ford, Champion Triathlete After a serious car vs bike crash in 2012 I have spent the best part of the last 4 years working through comprehensive physiotherapy to regain mobility, including learning to walk again. I was told by the doctors in the days after the crash that my ‘marathon and …

Osteopathy vs. Physiotherapy

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This article is aimed at answering a question that I get asked almost every day in practice ‘Which is better Osteopathy or Physiotherapy?‘. Having myself completed both physiotherapy and osteopathy training, I do not favour one profession over the other. Physiotherapy and osteopathy complete each other and patients should benefit from both therapies along their pathway. About Manual Therapies: Such …

Why does it go horribly wrong at the weekend?

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“Monday to Friday, I’m really good and I feel really good – I’m in a routine and everything is great. Then the weekend comes and it all goes horribly wrong” You know it’s happening. It’s been happening for weeks, months, maybe even years! Let’s take a look at why this pattern is happening: During the week you’re in a routine, and …

Ladies Free Trial Event

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Group Personal Training Session And Weight Loss Talk for Women Wednesday 21st September – 9.00 to 11.00 am Saturday 1st October – 10.30 to 11.45 am Physio4Life Private Gym, 125 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 2TL Discover how to get the body you’ve always wanted Join Fitness Professional and Health Guru, Daniel Wellard and start the journey to achieve results you never …

“I’m running faster than ever – beating records I set when younger. I can’t recommend it highly enough.”

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Giles reveals how fit and slimmer he’s become since doing Daniel’s Bootcamp Programme “I’m 43, and am by some distance as fit as I have ever been. This can be put entirely down to Dan’s bootcamps. It is not as if I did not exercise before: for over ten years I’ve oscillated through phases of obsession with running and rowing, …

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How to Treat that Tennis Elbow by Physio4Life’s Senior Physiotherapist Rebecca Lang

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I have recently listened to a podcast, from clinical edge physiotherapy, with an Australian Doctor on this condition. It reminded me of some interesting points in relation to lateral elbow pain. Our upper limbs get a lot of use We use our upper limbs for many activities of daily living. Eating, dressing and communication. A lot of movement through the …

“The reason why 90% of people who lose weight, put it back (and more!).” – By Physio4Life’s Personal Trainer and Nutritionist Daniel Wellard

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What she’s doing now she’s hit a weight loss plateau I want to share a story about a client of mine who is experiencing a frustrating weight loss plateau, She has been a great client over the past 9 months. Doing everything I set her, and she has reaped the rewards. Over the past 9 months she has managed to …

My Marathon Experience by Physio4Life’s Senior Physiotherapist Jade Blake

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This time last year I was becoming very nervous about the London marathon and I am sure you will all headed to the Excel centre to collect your numbers which is an experience in itself. Allow yourself time to spend there as they have lots going on and I even think they have free massages!! My training personally wasn’t as …

Feeding and Latching Difficulties By Physio4Life’s Osteopath Pierre Meslet

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We often underestimate how challenging breastfeeding can be at times. It is a skill that cannot be mastered prior to the arrival of your little one. In the first few days after delivery, your body has yet to recover from the recent physical and emotional changes. It can therefore be difficult and painful to breastfeed. Remember that although breastfeeding can …

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Does Your Drink Fit?

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We aren’t complaining…but with the weather improving and temperatures rising, make sure you are on top of your hydration when training. We know we need to replace electrolytes, particularly sodium, when training to avoid dehydration which can result in cramping. But did you know that performance can drop off way before this dehydration occurs? Not all sweat is created equally, …