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November 30, 2019

If you're a keen runner or do exercise with a lot of jumping elements on hard surfaces, the chances are you have suffered from shin pain. This is known as shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome.

So what can you do to help yourself?

Research suggests that relative...

November 21, 2019

A high ankle sprain is also called a syndesmosis sprain. The syndesmosis is a fibrous tissue with ligaments that connect the tibia to the fibula. It is damaged when the foot is flexed and turned outwards. This may be caused by movements such as running or being tackled...

November 21, 2019

Lateral ankle sprains occur when you roll your ankle outwards which causes the ligaments to stretch and become damaged. Movements that commonly cause this rolling to happen may be running on uneven surfaces or landing from a jump. You may feel pain on the outside of yo...

September 18, 2019

The gastrocnemius is one of the two main calf muscles, which sits outermost and gives the calves their distinctive shape. It has two origins, one from the inside of the knee and the other from the outside. Both join the Achilles tendon about half way down the calf, whi...

September 4, 2019

The levator scapulae runs from your top of your neck to the top of your shoulder blades. Its main action is to lift the shoulder blade. The pocket stretch is a great way to target it and to ease off a tight neck and shoulders.

August 28, 2019

The vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius and the vastus medialis muscles all run from the top of your thigh bone to the top of your knee, where they run into the patella tendon which attaches onto the front of your shin. Their main action is knee extension, so they are...

August 21, 2019

The quadriceps are made up of four muscles. One of those muscles is the rectus femoris. The rectus femoris runs from the front outside edge of your hip bone, down the front of your thigh until it attaches onto the patellar tendon on the top of your knee, running to the...

August 20, 2019

Gabi, Fleur and Sophie explain how sports therapy can help with neck injuries. And what exercises you can do to help yourself...

August 14, 2019

The infraspinatus is one of four muscles we call the rotator cuff at the shoulder joint. The rotator cuff muscles stabilise the shoulder joint, by keeping your arm bone within the shallow shoulder joint. It runs from the inside edge of your shoulder blade across to the...

July 20, 2019

Fleur and Sophie explain how sports therapy can help with bicep strain, tennis and golfer's elbow, MCL and LCL sprain, carpal tunnel syndrome and olecranon bursitis. And what exercises you can do to help yourself...

June 28, 2019

Coping with the recovery of an injury entails both physical and psychological resilience. Even though the predominate focus during the recovery period is around the physical rehabilitation, it is also essential to employ psychological strategies to help cope with the m...

April 16, 2019

The SV team explains how sports therapy can help with shin splints, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathy and calf strains. And what exercises you can do to help yourself...

April 1, 2019

The tapering phase is a specialised exercise training strategy which requires athletes to reduce their training load to enhance performance.

Many runners seem to fear the idea of cutting back on their training plan as they believe it will negatively influence performanc...

April 1, 2019

The time has approached where the London Marathon is on the horizon and everyone is thinking about their final long run of 16-20 miles. This brings the question of what should you be doing during this session to make sure you are sufficiently fuelled.

Performa...

March 13, 2019

Lower back pain affects most of us at some point in our lives, whether we play sport or not.

This presentation will introduce you to some of the common injuries associated with the back and give you some tips to manage them.

How can sports therapy help?

General lower back...

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