Is Your Desk or the Gym to Blame for your Shoulder Pain? The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, which also makes it very vulnerable to injury and pain. Both sedentary and active populations are likely to experience shoulder pain at some point in their life, so whether you spend hours…

Shoulder Impingement Shoulder impingement is the most common shoulder condition we treat at West London Physiotherapy, and summer is when it peaks. This irritating and painful condition can be treated successfully with a course of physiotherapy, but is much easier to treat if caught early. Here’s everything you need to know about shoulder impingement so…

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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