Health and fitness


Mar

02

2017

World class player diagnosed with Myopathy.

The unfortunate news regarding Mario Gotze has left the football world saddened and googling the term “Myopathy”. The German international superstar who scored the winning goal in the world cup final will face an indefinite spell on the sidelines as a result of his recently diagnosed “Metabolic disorder”- more specifically a Myopathy. What is this strange diagnosis? A Myopathy is a muscular disease where the muscle fibres don’t...

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Jan

05

2017
HOW TO CONFORM TO NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS WHEN LIVING WITH BACK PAIN

HOW TO CONFORM TO NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS WHEN LIVING WITH BACK PAIN

New Year’s resolution time is here, the pressure is on to decide how you’re going to positively change yourself over the coming weeks. If you’re a regular gym buff you’ll see new faces in the gym which, lets be honest, are unlikely to be there in 6 weeks time. But what happens if you can’t commit to a programme because your back pain won’t allow...

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Dec

02

2016
Five ways Fit2Ski will boost your blissful ski holiday

Five ways Fit2Ski will boost your blissful ski holiday

Kesson Physio’s Fit2Ski is a fitness programme designed to ensure you are in prime physical fitness to maximise your ski holiday wherever you are heading this season. Charlie has created this unique concept and honed it over the last 3 years. Participants have loved it and found it has transformed their ski holiday. There are five points the group guarantees: Increased holiday enjoyment as you don’t...

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Nov

16

2016
A bright new approach for frustrating back pain

A bright new approach for frustrating back pain

Tired of your low back pain? Lost confidence in movement? Fear that the pain is controlling your lifestyle?  If these sound familiar then please read on. Eight out ten people experience back pain at some point in their lives. But for some, sadly, this pain persists. We want to help you understand why. In the early phases medication is vital to try and allow you to...

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Sep

14

2016
Weak ankles? How to bulletproof them & stop the sprains.

Weak ankles? How to bulletproof them & stop the sprains.

How to stop the ankle sprains Outdoor autumnal team sports have returned to us, whether its Netball, Rugby, Hockey or Football its an exciting and physically demanding time. We commit hours of training for an hour of competitive sport on a cold evening or weekend, but we all absolutely love it. Until we get an injury, then we have to resign ourselves to just watching. An...

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Aug

19

2016
Does Pain Compromise your Love for Horse Riding?

Does Pain Compromise your Love for Horse Riding?

Chris is one of our many riders and is not alone when he presented at Kesson Physio with low back pain, which worsened when riding. Chris struggled in both trot & canter and in particular on his right rein. Each time he rode he would get back pain after 20 minutes and have to stop riding. Sound familiar? His experienced instructor was forever telling him...

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Mar

10

2016
Am I doing too much running?

Am I doing too much running?

Should I include more rest breaks in my running plan?   With marathon training in full flow and the miles ramping up niggles naturally start to become part of the daily struggle; alongside getting the kids to school, work, cooking dinner, chores, training and then squeezing in some stretching. BUT if you don’t take time for proper recoveries, your body won’t adapt to the stress...

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Jan

21

2016
Is the rider more important than the horse?

Is the rider more important than the horse?

Are you Fit 2 Ride? Do you spend endless time and hard-earned money on the performance and comfort of your horse: lessons, dentistry tack, physio and nutrition? But have you thought about how you are actually the biggest influence on your horse’s performance?  So surely you would look at yourself first.  What if you are the one causing your horse’s imbalance or stiffness? www.funridesuk.com Have...

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Dec

10

2015
ITB Myth Busters

ITB Myth Busters

ITB Myth Busters ITB syndrome- the most common overuse injury in runners   Anatomy of ilio-tibial Band (ITB) ITB is a thick band of fascia that is a continuation of themuscle Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL), it runs from the outside of the hip down over the knee joint to attach just below the knee. www.bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice/monograph/587/basics/pathophysiology ITB is a structure that cannot be lengthened itself, however...

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Nov

30

2015
Can you improve your running without running?

Can you improve your running without running?

Wouldn’t it be great to get your running times down without having to pound the mileage, especially now it’s getting darker and colder. Both things mean we don’t go for our evening run, rather we curl up with a bag of crisps and feel guilty about not running. Sound familiar? Some of you may even have recently been allocated your London Marathon slot. Congratulations if...

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