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Split down the middle

Split down the middle

There is a condition that women suffer from during pregnancy called rectus diastasis (DRA) – this is where the abdominal muscles separate in the midline whilst you are pregnant. DRA was first documented in 1858 and is classically defined as a separation of rectus...

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Postpartum Women’s Health Physiotherapy

After you have given birth to your baby there are a number of conditions which you may suffer from. It is advisable for all women who have recently had a baby to visit a women’s health physiotherapist for and postnatal assessment. During this session the...

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The effects of pregnancy on your body

The effects of pregnancy on your body

There are numerous things that happen to your body when you are pregnant. The average women can weigh between 10-15kg more than their normal weight in the third trimester. This extra weight comes in the following form: Increased blood volume of 1.2kg Enlarged breasts...

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Pre conceptual care

Pre conceptual care

A successful and healthy pregnancy is all about creating balance in your body and nurturing and environment for a new life to grow. A study conducted by the university of Surrey in England showed that 83% of couples, with previous history of miscarriage, who made...

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Carbohydrate loading for the London Marathon

Carbohydrate loading for the London Marathon

Carbohydrate loading is a concept that both athletes and the general pubic know of. This is largely due to the marketing of carbohydrate based products such as whole grains, sugary snack foods and sports drinks being the champion or elite sports performance, and in...

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Rehydration strategies

Rehydration strategies

Drinking water is usually the first line strategy to replace fluids lost through sweat, however consuming large amounts of plain water is not recommended to replace fluid or electrolyte losses and can lead to hyponatremia and even death. Consuming beverages that...

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Hydration Strategies for The London Marathon

Hydration Strategies for The London Marathon

Dehydration can have a serious negative effect on performance. As little as 2% dehydration causes: 8% loss of speed 10% loss of strength 20% loss of cognitive function Dehydration occurs through loss of sweat from the body, mainly in the form of sweat that is...

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Running injuries to the foot – plantar facitis

Running injuries to the foot – plantar facitis

The most common cause of foot pain in runners is from a condition called plantar fasciitis. It can be a severe sharp pain in the sole of the foot just on the heel bone. It is a chronic degenerative condition that is brought about by excess training and is often...

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Running injuries to the leg – shin splints

Running injuries to the leg – shin splints

Shin splints is a generic term that could apply to a number of different conditions affecting the front inner or outer lower limb, but not the calf or Achilles. The most common injury in this area in athletes / active people is stress fractures. There are two point...

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Running injuries – IT band syndrome

Running injuries – IT band syndrome

The next most common running injury that I see is IT band friction syndrome (ITBFS). This is also brought about by poor biomechanics. This time instead of the kneecap rubbing in the groove of the thigh bone, the IT band rubs over the outer part of the thigh. This...

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Running injuries update – Achilles pain

Running injuries update – Achilles pain

The most common running injury to affect the lower limb other than knee pain is Achilles tendon pain. Achilles tendon problems do tend to affect runners more than the average population and as the training for the marathon ramps up Achilles tendon problems can become...

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Running injuries to the knee – PFJ pain

Running injuries to the knee – PFJ pain

The most commonly injured body part in runners is the knee, so it's going to be pretty likely that during your marathon training you may start to experience some discomfort in your knees. The most common injury affecting the knee, would you believe it, is called...

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SW18 1SS

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0203 322 9455

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