Happy New Year from Fiona Worthington, Putney Clinic’s Clinical Hypnotherapist and Cognitive Behavioural Coach “Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions” Dalai Lama This is a 2019 Happiness Calendar It comes from a wonderful caring outfit www.actionforhappiness.org. It’s full of actions for you to be happier and bring more happiness to others. Fiona Worthington – www.fionaworthington.uk.com Fiona offers Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Coaching at the Putney Clinic.
Keen amateur cyclists as well as elite athletes require good core strength which enable the legs to generate maximum power without the back fatiguing, particularly during long rides and power sprints. In this article, Osteopath Adrian Dilworth suggests Core Exercises for Cyclists.
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A great opportunity to learn the value of getting fit for skiing and for reducing injuries on the slopes. Join our experts and luxury skiing specialists Powder Byrne for this free skiing seminar on Thursday 22 November from 7-9pm. Call us on 020 8789 3881 to book.
Is exercise the best medicine? This thought provoking article published recently in The Times leaves us with food for thought. When treating patients, have we become too reliant on prescribing medications? Are these drugs effective? Or are other forms of treatment more effective? For example, in the treatment of back pain, recent research has shown that gentle and regular exercise is a far more effective than NSAIDs and painkillers. As outlined in the article, social-prescribing may indeed be more beneficial…
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB) is a common sporting injury, especially among cyclists. Team GB Triathlete Nick Busca, who is a patient at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, sustained this type of injury earlier in the season and it worsened after competing at the World Championships in the summer. In this article he tells us how a combination of massage, osteopathy and physiotherapy have helped him on the road to recovery from injury.
The collarbone (clavicle) is a long, slender bone that runs from the breastbone to each shoulder. You can feel it at the top of your chest, just below your neck. Tough bands of tissue (ligaments) connect the collarbone to the breastbone and shoulder blades. Breaks to these bones are fairly common in cycling and are usually the result of a heavy fall or blow to the shoulder. It takes about 6-8 weeks to heal in adults, and 3-6 weeks in children.
Very often shoulder injuries are difficult to treat, all the more so in the case of a broken collarbone. The time patients need to recover can vary greatly. Unfortunately, in some cases, it may not heal at all. Factoring in periods of rehabilitation, overall recovery time can take from 12-16 weeks or more. Here you can read about a patient’s experience of recovering from a broken collarbone.