Gluteal amnesia is a common condition where your glutes are unable to activate reliably. While gluteal amnesia can be caused by nerve damage or disease, by far the most common cause is a simple case of “use it or lose it” from sitting for too long. Sitting lengthens your glute muscles, while prolonged sitting will…

Glutes bridges are the best exercise for training your gluteus maximus Lie flat on your back with your palms facing up, knees up and heels against the ground with your toes up. Then, in a slow and controlled motion, lift your hips into the air until your body forms a straight line from shoulders to…

Why Doctors Should Prescribe Walking I don’t believe in miracle cures, except for one. There’s one intervention that’s effective for a wider range of conditions, both physical and mental, than any medicine – and it’s entirely free. I’m talking about a daily 30 minute walk. If the effects of a daily 30 minute walk could…

What I Learned from My Fractured Neck Back in February, I had a skiing accident. I fell, landed on my head, hurt my neck, and – stupidly, not following my own advice – got back on my feet and continued skiing. It wasn’t until I returned to London that I visited Chelsea and Westminster hospital…

  How Patrick Beat Busted Achilles to Triathlon Around the World in His 60s Patrick has been a client of mine for around 15 years, and I first met him after an Achilles tendon injury that almost put an end to his triathlon aspirations. But at almost 67 years old, he’s still doing them, and…

What You Should and Should Not Do After An Injury Treating and rehabilitating injuries is the main part of my job. If my patient has taken the right steps in response to their injury, it is far easier for me and much less frustrating for them. There are also a lot of common mistakes people…

Five Tips for Preventing Painful Trigger Points It’s no secret that the best way to discover and treat active or latent trigger points is to see a sports massage therapist such as myself. While it would be wonderful to have a sports massage every other day to stay feeling strong and flexible, few people have…

What Are Trigger Points and What Causes Them? A myofascial trigger point is an irritable spot within a taught band of skeletal muscle, ligament or fascia (thin connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs). Trigger points often exhibit referred pain. This is pain that is felt in a separate area from the site that is…

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Ski season is here, and all that twisting, turning and occasional falling on the slopes means that we’re booked full of knee injuries here at WLP. These range from minor sprains to serious fractures and ligament tears, such as a dreaded torn ACL which will put your knee out of action for months. If the…

Back injuries If you spend your day sitting at a desk then sitting more when you get home, your back is rarely ever challenged. Over time, it will become deconditioned as deep structural changes result in back muscles and joints being much weaker than they should be. Then, come New Year, you throw yourself into…

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