Physiotherapy in The Field of High-Performance Rugby

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Senior Physiotherapist, Matt Goodman, is a specialist in treating performance athletes and has extensive experience within the field of rugby, working with the Worcester Warriors (Premiership Rugby) as well as Western Force (Super Rugby) in Australia. Here he outlines some of the fitness management strategies used within professional rugby. Rugby is a contact, running and collision sport, with a match …

Joint Preservation Surgery for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

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Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, Mr Alexander Dodds, explains about treatment options for Osteoarthritis. One of the most common reasons why patients develop pain in their knees, is due to development of osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis can develop for several reasons, commonly reasons are obesity, leading to increased pressure through the joint; previous injuries leading to abnormal biomechanics; inherited problems effecting the …

Which Sleeping Position Is Best?

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By chiropractor – Rob Grace We are frequently advised that our body and our overall health can be enhanced with quality sleep and 8 hours a night is the recommendation.  That is one third of our lives asleep, one third of our lives lying in bed.  So, if we are sleeping in a bad position, we could actually be causing …

The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep

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By Tim Dain, Physiotherapist.   How many hours of sleep did you manage last night? During sleep, our breathing slows and deepens, to deliver more oxygen to our bloodstream whilst our brains recognise, restore and refine the motor skills we have learnt whilst awake. Simultaneously, physical and mental repair occurs as levels of adrenaline and testosterone subside and cortisol levels …

Cod Wrapped in Prosciutto with Lemon and Mascarpone Risotto, Baked Pepper & Cherry Tomatoes

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A slightly indulgent recipe, but clean and fresh for the New Year and a break from meat and potatoes. Ingredients: • 6 cups vegetable or chicken stock • 2 lemons – 1 zested and juiced / 1 peeled (yellow part only) • 2 tbsp olive oil • 1 onion chopped • 1 clove garlic chopped • 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice • 1/2 cup dry white wine …

The Dancer’s Posture

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As ‘Strictly’ fever sweeps the nation, and we move from Len’s famous ‘sev-en’ into the nines’s and 10’s, the celebrities start to look like real dancers.  But what makes a dancer’s posture so distinguishable?  We asked ex-dancer Jeni Howland – now Somatics and yoga teacher – to shed some light on this question. That poise and elegance that a dancer …

Skiing & Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

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Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, Mr Alexander Dodds, explains what to do if you injure your ACL Skiing. As the weather starts to get colder and the nights longer, here in the UK many will be looking forward to their winter skiing trip. Hardened skiers will be used to taking a tumble on the slope but what happens if you’re the …