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I Am A Failure

When you picture a Personal Trainer working with someone who is in the early stages of creating a significant lifestyle change, you would typically imagine a lot of tellings off and lectures. .. Read more

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How Did Your New Year's Resolution Go?

It might seem a bit odd to be discussing New Year's Resolutions in May. But the way in which your resolution panned out is very important to us, especially as the weather starts to warm up or we start to think in the direction of events later in the Summer such as holidays, weddings; or even just getting into shape for Summer... Read more

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"I'm going to be rubbish at this..."

If I had £1 for every time I had heard that statement from a new Personal Training client, I would be a rich man. I heard it again this morning... Read more

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Case Study: Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis can be extremely frustrating and can hang around for a long time if you are not careful. The key to success is to identify the driver behind the problem. Is the area painful because of overuse and needs massage or treatment? Or does the area actually need strengthening?.. Read more

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Getting Out Of Fight Or Flight During Competition Breaks

Last weekend I assisted at the Wild West Fitness event in Cheltenham. In high intensity events where you have to complete multiple efforts across the day, one of the most undervalued strategies to consider is how you will cool down and recover from each session... Read more

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Thinking Differently...

"My knee hurts and won't get better.".. Read more

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Case Study: Lower Back Pain

IMG 246 A Client presented with chronic lower back pain. She had seen many different therapists over many years who had attempted to Mobilise her Sacrum and had adjusted her very unhappy Lumbar Spine. This had often brought temporary relief but had not helped in the long term... Read more

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Mechanism Of Injury: Rugby Case Study

When we work with pain it is really important to have the tools to zoom in and understand the minutiae of what is going on. Understanding trauma and adaptation down to a fine level in the ligaments, tendons and muscles is key and we are lucky to have great improvement in our diagnostic techniques. Using Muscle Testing we can find out the individual part of the individual muscle, ligament or part of the fascia that is causing the issue... Read more

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Case Study: Frozen Shoulder Diagnosis

Frozen shoulders seem to be a common theme in Clinic at the moment. Or I should say "Pseudo" Frozen Shoulders. These are cases where the client has presented with a severely restricted range of motion at the shoulder and the diagnosis of "Frozen Shoulder" has been made... Read more

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