Category Archives: Functional exercises

Cycling Injuries

By | Functional exercises, Habits and Health, Massage, Osteopathy, Pain, Recurring Injuries, Stress Relief | No Comments

Common Cycling Injuries

If you are a seasoned cyclist or just someone who just enjoys cycling to work, it doesn’t matter, there will be something of value in this blog for you.

The blog explains some of the most common muscle and joint injuries associated with cycling. Especially the type of injuries that aren’t related to crashes, collisions or falls. It will outline what to do when you have an injury, it will explain when you need to seek help, and it will help you with injury prevention.

There are potentially many different causes of injury.  It can be down to lack of experience or environmental hazards; it can also be down to rider errors, lack of self-care, overuse, or inadequate equipment.

Cycling injuries

Common Cycling Injuries

Read More

Please follow and like us:

Osteopathy, helping cyclist.

By | Functional exercises, Habits and Health, Massage, Osteopathy, Pain, Recurring Injuries, Stress Relief | No Comments

Cyclist and osteopathy

Cyclists, a lot of people use cycling as a means of exercise and not just a means of transport.

  • There are approximately 1.5 million cyclists over the age of 18 in Great Britain who cycle every day or nearly every day.
  • In 2014, 183,423 employees took part in the Government’s ‘Cycle to Work Scheme’. That was a new record.
  • According to the National Travel Survey, about 7% of the population aged 5+ cycled three or more times a week in 2016.
  • (Facts and figures from We Are Cycling UK)
  • This blog is going to discuss and address how osteopathy could help with cyclist injuries and performance. But first, let’s discuss how and why cyclists get injured:

 

Osteopathy Helping Cyclists

Osteopathy Helping Cyclists

Read More

Please follow and like us:

Common Shoulder Injuries

By | Functional exercises, Habits and Health, Massage, Pain, Recurring Injuries, Runner's Injuries, Sports Injuries, Stress Relief | No Comments

Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries are common and mostly caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. However, they can also occur due to everyday activities such gardening and hanging curtains.

How do you know you have shoulder injuries? The most obvious sign is pain. Just like any other injury, if you are experiencing pain in shoulder you should consider the fact that you may have a shoulder injury. While pain can be a hallmark of shoulder injury, there are instances where injury is present without pain, particularly in chronic cases. Other signs and symptoms of shoulder injury include, but not limited to:

  • Stiffness. Is your shoulder stiff? Can you rotate your arm in all the normal positions?
  • Laxity. Does it feel like your shoulder could pop out or slide out of the socket?
  • Weakness. Do you lack the strength in your shoulder to carry out your daily activities?
  • Persistent tingling or numbness in your upper limb

 

Common Shoulder Injuries

Common Shoulder Injuries

Read More

Please follow and like us:

Foam rolling, what is it?

By | Functional exercises | No Comments

Foam rolling for beginners

Foam rolling is everywhere! Due to the increased popularity, you may have seen one at your local gym, physiotherapy or osteopathy clinic, sports retailer, or you might own one already.

Have you seen the expression upon someone’s face whilst they’ve been using a foam roller and wondered “what on earth are they doing?!” or “they look like they’re in pain, why are they doing it?”

What is a foam roller?

Foam rollers come in all lengths, colours and patterns, and have various uses for different parts of the body. A foam roller is a cylindrical shape of firm to hard foam – some are smooth whilst others have raised grooves.

Foam rolling

Foam rollers

Read More

Please follow and like us:

The benefits of functional exercises

By | Functional exercises | No Comments

How we changed the way we exercise?

Functional exercises – What are they?

The way we exercise goes through cycles and fads.

However, one of the biggest influencers that still has an effect on how many people work out today was the rise of bodybuilding in the 1970s and 80s.

With the likes of Arnie and Sylvester Stallone on the scene, it was a time that ‘big was beautiful.’

And the way to get really big muscles was to focus on one muscle at a time. This involved isolating one muscle or muscle group at a time, and hence they became known as isolation exercises.

 

The Benefits of Functional Exercises

The Benefits of Functional Exercises

 

Read More

Please follow and like us:
We treat you better! BOOK NOW