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Painful Runner's Knee

Running is a great way of increasing your fitness, by helping to improve your cardio-vascular fitness, enhancing muscle tone and even making us feel good and reduce stress by releasing hormones called endorphins. However, running can be…

Lizzie’s Guide to Marathon Prep

Marathon season is almost upon us, with London coming up at the end of April. Training programmes are getting intense, and although the end is in sight – the potential for injury preventing performance on the day is still high!   Here…

7 Pools Run 2019

Our team were delighted to attend the 7 Pools Run in aid of the Norman Laud Association once again this year. This charity, and these runs in particular, are very dear to our team, and we have been attending to provide free sports massage for…

The Inside Guide to Ankle Injuries

We’ve all gone over on our ankles once or twice, on slippery ice, or on the sports pitch… My favourite stories are the patients who have a “merry” tumble (one lady in clinic recently went over and saved every drop of a glass of summer…

Another Year at 7 Pools

Our team were out in force at this year’s 7 Pools Run in aid of the Norman Laud Association this Sunday! Hans, Kieran, Michelle and Emily were on hand for massaging tired runners after the gruelling 10 kilometre cross country route, with Jo…

How Podcasts Transformed My Workout

I’ve been getting really into my running over the last few weeks, going two or three times a week. I’ve found it’s great exercise for clearing my mind when things are busy at work, and was the missing cardiovascular work out my previous…

Sutton Coldfield Park Run

This Saturday I went to my first ever parkrun in Sutton Park. The event hasn’t been running for very long, but there was an excellent turn out, with over 200 people ready to go at Banners Gate come 9am.   The premise of parkrun…

Back to Running

I took a 6 week hiatus from running as the new clinic was renovated. The project was taking up too much of my time, and running fell by the wayside. (It was also TOO DARNED HOT!!) Coming back to running, there were a few things I decided…

Plantar Fasciitis 101

Plantar fasciitis also known as ‘Policeman’s Heel’ is one of the most common causes of heel pain.   What symptoms can plantar fasciitis cause? Sharp pain or a dull ache and stiffness in your heel or the base of your foot. …

Why does my ITB get tight?

  The running season has arrived and nobody wants to be held back through injury. One of the most common and reoccurring injuries is pain around the outside of the knee. If that’s the case, you could be suffering from iliotibial band…

The WOLF RUN

I booked the Spring Wolf as a Christmas present to my brother, Matt, who works as a Personal Trainer in our clinic, and then tried my best to forget about it. The long dark nights of Winter didn’t encourage me to run, and I arrived in Warwickshire…

Gemma's Story

I’ve been treating Gemma for a few years now; she’s an incredibly fast runner, and one of the rising stars of the Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club. We started off addressing a pelvic discrepancy when Gem was increasing her distance,…

Looking after your Runner's Body

When you run, you’ll need to do some upkeep work to enable your body to recover, particularly if you’re making strides to increase your distance or speed. Here are my top tips to keep your runner’s body in good condition.   Hydration…

Rebecca's Story

Rebecca is a doctor, keen runner and fitness enthusiast, who first struggled with lower back pain during marathon training in 2016. Finding it difficult to reduce by her own efforts, she came to clinic to see Emily last Summer, and has had some…

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is the recurring plague of many of our sports-people patients. If it doesn’t prevent them from perusing their sport entirely, the often chronic nature of this condition slows their progression and blights their performance.   What…