Flat Footed?

As physios and Pilates instructors we spend a lot of time analysing and discussing posture, especially with regards to the back, but your foot posture is equally as important.  In order to have a good stable base of support and alignment of the lower limb good foot posture and alignment is essential. It is one …

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Maintaining Spinal Health

Backs can be confusing and,  at times when painful, scary structures for some people. There’s lots of conflicting advice out there for what is best for your back – it’s no wonder people end up confused and resort to doing nothing, because there’s no clear information about what’s helpful. This article is predominantly aimed at …

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Conditioning for athletes

We’re looking forward to the Olympics in Rio, starting on 5th August. Our athletes will be in full-flow with preparations, and doing everything they can to be in optimum physical condition for the competition. Whether it’s Hannah Miley perfecting her tumble turns, Jessica Ennis-Hill pushing for the extra inch in the high jump, or Sir …

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Marathon Running Injuries

Running a marathon is quite an achievement and whether you have done several or are just about to embark on your first marathon it is important to know how to manage and avoid injury along the way! In the last 10–15 years, there has been a dramatic increase in popularity of running marathons, since 2000 …

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Pilates for HEALTH

This month we are looking at Pilates for Health.  It is world Health Day on Wednesday 7th April and their focus this year is Diabetes. As you may be aware the government has just introduced a sugar tax, as the NHS state on their website studies have shown “drinking lots of sugary drinks has been …

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Release Your Inner Ironman!

The ironman story During an awards banquet for the Waikiki Swim Club, John Collins, a Naval Officer stationed in Hawaii, and his fellow athletes began debating which athletes were the fittest: swimmers, bikers, or runners. Later, he and his wife Judy, who had both participated in new competitions known as triathlons in San Diego, decided …

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