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…

ACL

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…

fitness

As a functional trainer, I’ve helped countless people achieve fitness goals that they thought were impossible, from getting people who could barely walk back on their bike to helping people struggling with their weight live a happier, healthier life. But, unfortunately, there have been a few who, despite my best efforts, just couldn’t keep up….

skiing

Ski season is here and while you might be preparing for your next alpine adventure, we’re preparing for the queue of skiing injuries we’re soon to be treating. We’re also helping to prepare people for their time on the slopes. We have a dedicated ski preparation programme at WLP that can ensure your body is…

Your Best Posture is Your Next Posture Sitting is hard work. We don’t think of it that way, because nothing seems easier than not moving, but sitting is in fact one of the most punishing things you can do to your body. Most of us are so adapted to sitting that we no longer notice…

Should You Get a Standing Desk? Ergonomics is big business. There are countless companies developing and marketing chairs, desks, keyboards, mousepads and more that all promise the same thing: healthier work. Some ergonomic equipment costs nothing at all, like simply stacking your screen on a box to set it to a more comfortable height, while…

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