What Does an Osteopath do?

By |October 5th, 2017|

Many of my patients who come to see me just think that I only treat backs.  Thankfully, after their initial appointment, they realise that Osteopaths can do so much more.

Osteopathy can treat and manage a variety of issues, pain or discomfort where it relates to the soft tissues, including bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and connective […]

Client Question: What can I do to prevent muscle ache following exercise?

By |September 7th, 2017|

Answer: This is a great question, especially after the recent classes at One Fit Sony DADC! Let’s begin with what the aches actually mean before how to help them.

The post exercise muscle aches you experience is known as DOMS (Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness) and is often seen 24-48 hours after exercise but can be experienced up […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome relief 

By |February 28th, 2017|

Carpal tunnel is something I have seen quite a lot at the clinic most recently and within office massage. Most clients explain they have experienced tightness in the shoulders and pain, tingling and numbness radiating down the arm.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
The Carpal Tunnel is the tunnel in the wrist where the wrist tendons and […]

Why do my knees hurt when I run? 

By |January 31st, 2017|

Sometime last year, I decided to take up running again after a couple of years off and get fit, so I started the NHS running program ‘couch to 5k’. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a running program created by the NHS (in the form of a free podcast) that helps you increase your […]

Give your feet some love with toe yoga!

By |January 26th, 2017|

Our poor feet are often neglected, despite the fact they work hard for us all day everyday. Did you know each foot contains 26 bones? That’s total of 52, which is a quarter of our entire skeleton! Our toes and ankles help propel us forward when we walk and run, help us to jump up […]

Ten tips to help with injury recovery

By |November 2nd, 2016|

After recently fracturing my elbow I was left feeling anxious after being told I needed 6 weeks rest for recovery (not ideal as a remedial sports massage therapist and dancer). After a few days of bewilderment I decided to change my attitude and do all that I could to help my body go through the […]

Why dancers should get a sports massage

By |October 25th, 2016|

As a professional dancer having trained at Laban conservatoire, I know the demands that professional training can have on the body, and why sports massage for dancers is essential. It can help you to manage and prevent injuries aiming to get you back into class as soon as possible.

Here are a few reasons why sports massage […]

Sports Massage and Cycling

By |August 30th, 2016|

This weekend we were providing therapy at the Hertfordshire100 event with SportiveUK. Find out how sports massage and cycling are a great combination.

It was a road cycling event with three different distances; 100 miles, 100 kilometres and 32 miles.

This weekend’s event was less windy, and we used our brand new event shelter! At least we […]

OCR and Sports Massage

By |August 24th, 2016|

This weekend we were supporting the Cambridge Bear Grylls Survival Race in Royston.

If you haven’t heard of the race its an obstacle course race (OCR) with some survival tasks based on a 5k and a 10k route.

The weather for the day was…well let’s call it windy (and I mean windy) and event massage became more of an […]

How to prevent injuries in CrossFit

By |July 5th, 2016|

Before I continue; this is not a CrossFit hate blog (as I am a member of a fantastic CrossFit gym) but my observation from training and working with clients.

Last month I decided to join a local CrossFit gym. It was something I had wanted to do for a while to build up some strength, learn […]