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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 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...

November 19, 2017

Over the past couple of months, Jess has been attending sessions at The Running School in central London.

At each session the instructors have been working with Jess to improve her running technique with the aim that she stay injury-free as her marathon training progres...

September 12, 2017

These exercises using an agility ladder are great for increasing speed and accuracy or just for adding variety to your workout.

Give them a try and let us know if you have any questions!

August 7, 2017

Try these exercise variations using a med ball to add an aspect of power training to your routine!

If you're looking for different variations that are specific to your sport or activity, contact us and we can help!

July 23, 2017

These rotator cuff exercises are great as part of a rehab program after injury or for increasing the stability of the shoulder to help avoid injury.

If you're looking for different variations that are specific to your sport or activity, contact us and we can help!

July 10, 2017

Take the traditional lunge, add a resistance band and an anchor, and you get the anti-rotational lunge. 

This is a core-focused exercise that will get the legs working too! Great for anyone wanting to improve their dynamic core strength.

June 30, 2017

We often give this exercise to our clients as part of their home programme to help with core stability, gluteal-hamstring firing pattern and glute muscle strengthening.

May 5, 2017

SV client and Orion Harrier, John Hanlon, writes about his marathon experiences...

This year’s London Marathon will be my 28th marathon in total and 13th London.

I did my first marathon (London) in 1995. I didn’t know much at all about how to train properly, hydration,...

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