HOW TO KEEP A COOL HEAD WHEN YOU SUFFER FROM HEADACHES

Headaches affect 47% of the global population on a regular basis. Some people suffer from them monthly, weekly and sometimes even daily, and the headache can range from being a nuisance to being completely debilitating, disrupting your ability to drive, work, concentrate, do daily chores or even stand upright. The most difficult thing about headaches is that there is so much variety between individuals, in terms of headache types, symptoms and triggers, it makes them very hard to diagnose correctly,…

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BENEFITS OF SWIMMING V INJURY RISK

Swimming is one of the most popular sports in the world. We swim in the sea, pools, lakes, streams, rivers and even ponds. And while swimming is considered a ‘low-impact’ sport due to the fact that the water supports a large percentage of, more than 84% of regular swimmers suffer from some type of overuse type injury caused by swimming. Why? The main reason is the high repetition number and forceful nature of the shoulder revolutions which takes our shoulder…

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ADD DAYS TO YOUR LIFE & LIFE TO YOUR DAYS

Physical activity or exercise, when performed regularly, has been proven to prevent and help manage more than 20 chronic conditions. These include coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, mental health problems and musculoskeletal conditions. Ideally being active throughout your lifespan would give optimal health benefits, however research has shown the health gains achieved through physical activity can be attained at any time. So, it doesn’t matter when you start as long as you start! Physical inactivity is…

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RUNNING V CYCLING INJURIES

Running and cycling are both excellent forms of exercise, but all too often runners and cyclings get sidelined by injury, many of which are overuse injuries and avoidable. Recreational runners and those new to regular running can be prone to increase intensity and distance too quickly and cause overuse injuries. Building up runs gradually and including strength and conditioning work into a training schedule can help avoid a lot of these injuries. Most running related injuries are leg related and…

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6 SLEEP STRATEGIES FOR BACK PAIN SUFFERERS

How many nights have you spent often brought on by strain from bad posture, tossing and turning with back pain  trying every position possible to get comfortable and getting up the next morning feeling more exhausted than when you went to bed? Worse still, you spend the next day feeling irritable and weary, only to repeat the cycle all over again the next night? Well, it’s something that one in three of us experience at some point in our life.…

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8 KEY WAYS TO PREVENT RUNNING INJURIES

The high rate of running injuries makes focusing on prevention key. If you can prevent injuries, you’ll be able to run more consistently, reach a higher weekly mileage, do more challenging workouts – and ultimately, race a lot faster for longer. Here are 8 key ways to prevent running injuries: 1 -TRAINING ERRORS: Overloading tissues due to constant repetition of the running action. Watch your mileage, you should aim to increase your weekly mileage by no more than 5-10%. Include…

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PUTNEY CLINIC PREGNANCY YOGA CLASSES LISTED IN TIMEOUT TOP 10

We are delighted that Timeout has listed our pregnancy yoga classes in its 10 best pregnancy yoga classes in London  We run several pregnancy yoga classes throughout the week in conjunction with Yoga Mama Wellness offering expert teaching. We recognise that pregnancy is a great personal journey for any woman and is a time of mental and physical change. It can also be a challenging time, as adjustments need to be made as the body starts to change shape. A pregnancy…

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MANAGING MUSCULOSKELETAL INJURIES

The word ‘musculoskeletal’ simply means anything to do with the muscles (musculo) and/or bones (skeletal), including tendons and ligaments forming joints and supporting your spine. So, a musculoskeletal injury could vary from a muscle tear or strain; to a sprained ankle where the ligaments are overstretched or torn; to a meniscus or cartilage tear in the knee or a large contusion (muscle bruise) on your thigh. WHEN SHOULD YOU COMMENCE TREATMENT? In most cases, ‘the early bird catches the worm’.…

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RUGBY HURTS

We are heading towards the Rugby World Cup so focusing some attention on rugby: a fast-moving, high-intensity team sport. It’s played by both men and women at all levels and the benefits of participation are many, ranging not only from a wide variety of fitness and health benefits, but also social and wellbeing benefits. However, as a sport, it also boasts a high injury rate, with as many as 1 in 4 players being injured during a rugby season. The injury…

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NECK STRETCHING EXERCISES

The exercises below help to stretch some of the muscles around the neck. Having good flexibility will help balance the loads and strains on your neck joint. It is particularly important that there is good balance in the muscles around your neck, so that they are able to hold your neck vertebra and joints in good alignment. You should always be guided by your physical therapist who may add or delete exercises or stretches for your specific injury phase and…

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THE PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

266 Upper Richmond Road,
Putney
London  SW15 6TQ.

Tel: 020 8789 3881
Email: info@putneyclinic.co.uk

The Putney Clinic is a trading name of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Number 06526680.

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