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September 24, 2019

How to get injuries under control and run happy

Although I was always quite fit throughout my life having previously been a dancer, I’d been pretty much sedentary after I got married a couple decades ago. I always used to say I’d never run unless someone was chasing me,...

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...

May 15, 2019

We have heard from many of our clients that they’ve already entered for the 2020 ballot!

While you’re awaiting the ballot results, you may find yourself going through some post-marathon blues.

You've probably found yourself waking up every day for the past six months thi...

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.


February 25, 2019

As your runs get longer, the motivation to push through can get difficult, especially in the cold weather.

Have a read of these useful tips from sports psychologist, Andy Preston. These will not only help during your run, but through the course of your training as...

February 9, 2019

The knee is the largest joint in the body. It plays an important role in movement related to carrying the body weight in horizontal (running and walking) and vertical (jumping) directions.

Knee injuries we commonly see include iliotibial band syndrome (ITB), cartilage...

December 11, 2018

Gait refers to the way you move, whether that be walking or running, barefoot or in shoes. If you are suffering with back, leg or foot issues, the root of the problem may be due to the way you are moving.

Anyone can get a gait assessment but they are common for those em...

December 10, 2018

Electrotherapy is an umbrella term encompassing many different treatments that can be used in pain control. 

Electrical stimulation to reduce pain was first idealised in ancient Rome, 63 AD by Scribonius Largus, the personal physician to Emperor Claudius. He was an earl...

December 3, 2018

Acupuncture originated from ancient Chinese medicine and is now practiced worldwide, both within Chinese medicine and western medicine. Acupuncture has become more accepted by western medicine in the last 30 years and as it has grown so too has the scientific evidence....

November 29, 2018

Massage has been recorded as one of the earliest forms of physical therapy, used for over 3,000 years in in China, India, and Greece.

Sports massage, specifically, is a form of massage that focuses on restoring function and mobility to skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments,...

November 13, 2018

Shoulder injuries and their rehabilitation can be incredibly frustrating as we do so much on a day-to-day basis that involves some sort of shoulder motion.

Shoulder injuries we commonly see here at SV Sports Therapy include rotator cuff tears, impingement, bursitis, an...

September 11, 2018

Sports therapists do not just treat sports people - we are musculoskeletal specialists.

We specialise in treating muscles, joints, bones, ligaments and tendons.

If you have a musculoskeletal problem, whether it's from a medical condition or an injury, sports or otherwise...

April 16, 2018

Maxine Napal is a long time SV client. She has run several marathons including Chicago, Brighton and London! Maxine has given us her top tips for your first London Marathon! 

Jess asked me to share a list of my top tips for first time London Marathon runners.

I completel...

January 17, 2018

Typically, once you feel better and no longer feel pain following an injury, you would begin to test your injury to assess whether you can return to sport.

However, the extent to which we test ourselves before returning to sport, for most of us, is underwhelming.

For exa...

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