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Newsletter, late spring 2018

Newsletter, late spring 2018

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter, The sun has finally come out and it’s beginning to feel more like spring. We have gone from freezing temperatures and snow to a heatwave within the space of 6 weeks! This has made for an interesting variety in injuries that we

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Tennis Top Tips!

Tennis Top Tips!

As Wimbledon becomes a distant memory and we move on to the Olympics, my thoughts turn to tennis, and inspired by Andy Murray’s success I have decided to return to the tennis court! Having suffered intermittently with tennis elbow, it’s time to invest in new equipment! My

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“Growing Pains”

"Growing Pains"

Julie and Anne recently attended the Windsor Knee Clinic Educational Study Day. It included interactive lectures on children’s orthopaedics, cardiology in sport and practical adult orthopaedic management in primary care. Many adolescents presenting with non-traumatic knee pain are those suffering with “growing pains” or Traction Apophysitis. In

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Resistance Training

Resistance Training

As we age our bodies become less efficient at building and maintaining muscle. I was surprised to learn that as we reach 75 years of age; we can lose as much as 4% of our muscle strength each year! In order to make sure this does not

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Skiing

Skiing

Skiing is upon us again. I have been checking the webcams of my local slopes this last week and see snow starting to gather. So, just as the slopes are starting to get ready for a good season with a good base so must we. But what

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Walking for Health

Walking for Health

Walking is an excellent weight bearing exercise, meaning it is an exercise done standing up moving against gravity. As such, it is fabulous for bone density health too. Everyone thinks that walking is the poor cousin of running, however it is suitable for people of all ages

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Kegel Exercises

Kegel Exercises

I was very amused to read an article in the Sunday papers about a lady who lifts weights with her pelvic floor! Her name is Kim Anami and she is a 44 year old mother of one. It would appear that we have lagged behind women in

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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Anterior knee pain is also known in medical terms as Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). Pain at the front of knee is often cause by a muscle imbalance, meaning certain muscle groups are overworking and tight and other muscles are weak and not providing enough support. This

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Triathlon Training for all

Triathlon Training for all

Triathlon is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. Whatever your level of fitness you can get involved in this multi-discipline event. It consists of swimming, cycling and running, linked with transitions at T1 (swim to bike) T2 (bike to run). The Races can vary

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The London Marathon

The London Marathon

The Ballot entries for next year’s Virgin Money London marathon are now open. The ballot will close on Friday 8th May and the results will be announced in early October 2016. Good luck to all those applying. There were 34 Guinness World records smashed at the 2015

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