Entries by Andrew

Osteopath, Physio, Chiroprator or Sports Massage Therapist??

So what’s the difference between a sports massage therapist, Physio, Osteopath and Chiropractor  If I have a pound for everyone that has asked me this question. So briefly here it is…… Before going into the differences what you always need to remember is there’s always good and bad practitioners in every field and if you have […]

What Is The Rotator Cuff?

Rotator Cuff ….. what is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is made up of 4 muscles which live (attach) onto the scapular (shoulder blade) and they assist other muscles of the shoulder in abduction and rotation movements. So why do does it seem to be some common?  Well unfortunately it’s because it’s very easy […]

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Foam Rollers & Massage Balls

Regularly using a Foam Roller and/or Massage Balls offers many of the same benefits as a sports massage, including reducing inflammation and joint stress, improving circulation and flexibility and therefore helping to ease aches and pains caused from tight muscles. Regularly foam rolling pre and post workout will mean you will help prepare your muscles […]

What Is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow is a common injury that causes pain around the outside of the elbow and is clinically known as lateral epicondylitis. As the name suggests this injury is commonly caused through playing racket sports such as Tennis, however this injury can also be caused through several other sports and repetitive daily activities. Lateral Epicondylitis occurs […]

Pain Is A Warning Sign

Sports massage was created to help athletes prepare physically for optimal performance, pre & post event and ultimately be in the best possible shape for training and competition, keeping injuries at bay. However, contrary to its name “Sports Massage” is not just for Sports people and is enjoyed and utilised by many. Sports Massage breaks […]

Instant Debilitating Back Pain

Instant debilitating back pain If you’ve ever experienced instant debilitating back pain where the lower back essentially Locks up, you’ll know how painful it can be and how scary it can be if you don’t know how or why it’s happened. Whilst there are many reasons for your back to “lock up” it’s essentially a […]