Hamstring strain rehab – recovering from this common football injury

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Why you should be careful of the hamstring

The rehab of a Hamstring Strain can be precarious. It’s an injury that can leave you feeling on the edge. Once your hamstring goes it can hold you back in the future.

As former international Michael Owen can attest to. Known for his speed in his early career. He openly admitted he was reluctant to sprint in his later years. All because he was hampered by a serious hamstring injury before he turned 20.

There are measures you can take to help avoid the injury. But if it happens, what steps should you take. We take a closer look.

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Avoiding Football Injuries – the benefits of warm-ups and cool downs

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Football injuries in perspective

In a strange way, avoiding football injuries should not be at the forefront of your mind.

This is because too much focus on the possibility of injury might make you nervous. Consequently, it can mean you are less committed to tackles or challenging situations.

In addition, anxiety about an injury can make the body tense up. Ironically, this can lead to problems being more likely.

But clearly, you don’t want to get injured. So what can you do?

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Common Cricket Injuries – And the best ways to avoid them

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Feeling Stumped

Cricket Injuries are, unsurprisingly, quite common.

The Cricket World Cup is finally in full flow. And many of you will be digging out your whites.

A rock hard ball can inevitably lead to many an acute injury. These tend to be impact injuries such as broken fingers. But what often leaves our clients stumped are soft tissue problems they encounter.

Cricket creates unique demands on the body. We take a closer look at injury management.

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Fighting bowel cancer – how exercise can help

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A fundraiser for bowel cancer

The start of June is an important time for those fighting bowel cancer. It marks the start of an initiative called ‘step up for 30‘.

Bowel Cancer UK is encouraging you to exercise for 30 minutes a day for the 30 days of June.

It’s a great way to raise funds to help combat the disease. And, in addition, it’s a useful jolt to help people establish healthier habits.

We look at why Bowel Cancer is such a big issue. And also, look at what role exercise can take in helping to defeat it.

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Fighting bowel cancer

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Canoeing shoulder injuries – an overview of what you need to know

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Broad shoulders

Getting shoulder injuries when canoeing can hamper your enjoyment of the sport. So, as part of National Canoeing Week, we take a look at ways you can minimise the risks.

Unlike a number of other sports, canoeing is heavily reliant on upper body conditioning. However, this conditioning isn’t just about pure strength. The joint needs to be supple, mobile and flexible. And the tendons and ligaments need to be well conditioned as well as the muscles.

Let’s take a more detailed look.


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Canoeing and kayaking injuries – Prevention and treatment

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Different strokes

Many different factors can lead to canoeing and kayaking injuries. However, poor technique is often to blame. To start with though, let’s cover the basic difference between the two activities.

Generally speaking, most people aren’t sure which is which. But, in reality, the difference is very clear.

In a Kayak, the paddle has a blade at each end. Whereas when you canoe, the paddle only has a blade at one end. You stroke on both sides to propel yourself forward in the Kayak. In a Canoe, you just paddle on one side.

In addition, Canoeists often adopt a kneeling position. On the other hand, in a Kayak, you adopt a seated position.

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Proper foot care – Why it is important to look after your feet

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Take the heat off the feet

It is easy to overlook proper foot care. After all, for most of the year, our feet are hidden from site.

But as we start to get some decent weather, they come out of hiding. And we start to notice some imperfections.

The fact of the matter is, most of us don’t care for our feet as well as we should. However, healthy feet are more important than we might realise.

Let’s take a look at how to look after them.

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Proper foot care

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Tennis Elbow treatments – What can ease the pain?

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What is tennis elbow

Before we discuss the various treatments for tennis elbow, we need to explore what it is.

The quickest way to identify it is by locating where on the elbow you feel the pain. You will tend to feel the discomfort on the outside of the elbow.

Obviously, it occurs a lot in tennis players, hence the name. But it can also be brought on by repetitive movements like decorating or playing an instrument.

It is very much an overuse injury and is caused by overworking the muscles and tendons of the forearm.

You may feel it most when bending the arm, twisting the arm or picking up small objects like coins.

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London Marathon Recovery – How to restore your strength

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London Marathon Recovery:

We would like to help you with your recovery from the London Marathon. But, first of all, congratulations!

If you completed the run it must be a huge relief. What once may have seemed like an impossible challenge is now achieved. You have completed your first London Marathon. It’s time to put your feet up … literally!


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Multiple Sclerosis Pain Management – What treatments can help?

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Background to Multiple Sclerosis

Pain Management for Multiple Sclerosis comes in different forms. There is no best method for treatment. This is because it is often related to individual needs.

If you have lived with MS the symptoms may be all too familiar. However, this week is MS awareness week. As such, for those less familiar with it, it is important to highlight possible early signs of the condition.

These include blurred or double vision, stiffness or spasms in your muscles. Fatigue, dizziness or vertigo can also be indicators. But that’s not all.

Other signs include tingling or numbness, especially in the arms legs or fingers. As well as irritability, mood swings, bladder or bowel problems or even memory issues.

It goes without saying that it can be an extremely debilitating disorder. But what is it? And what can be done to help?

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Multiple Sclerosis Pain Management

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