Grand Slam Tennis Part 4: Australian Open

For Part 1: The French Open, please click here; for Part 2: Wimbledon, click here; for Part 3: US Open click here   In my first three Grand Slam Tennis Blogs in 2017 I made the point that clay court tennis (potentially six five-set matches over two weeks) at the French Open is the most complete challenge to […]

Tough Mudder Rookie!

My name is Ali Yeo.  I am doing the Tough Mudder this May bank holiday weekend.  It is completely outside my comfort zone. I like 5km fun runs, some dips in the park, a swim.  This is big.  Half marathon in hilly Henley with 20 obstacles thrown in including electrocution, mud, freezing ice baths, walls […]

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Rugby injuries part 2 – Stingers and Concussion

This blog follows on from Part 1 about Shoulder Injuries in Rugby, and will discuss some of the common head & neck injuries seen in contact sports. Contact sports that see regular head & neck injuries include Rugby union (and league), American football, boxing and various martial arts including MMA.  Other sports such as horse […]

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Indulging now? Line up your New Year goals!

It’s that time of year when Christmas parties are coming thick and fast. You have already lost count of how many mince pies you have eaten and there will be many more to come. The festive season has filled the office with decadent treats that are way too tempting to pass by. On top of […]

Lizzie Hewitt giving a massage

What is Soft Tissue Therapy?

The most common question I get asked is “What is Soft Tissue Therapy?” So, it seemed to make sense to tackle this question with my first Central Health Physio blog. The main reason for confusion amongst my patients appears when trying to discern the difference between Soft Tissue Therapy (STT) and other massage therapies. The […]

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Rugby Injuries (Part 1)

In this blog, we are going to be talking rugby, and specifically the management of rugby-related injuries, which is a subject very close to my heart. I have spent last nine years as a Head Physiotherapist within full-time elite professional rugby environments within the Pro14, Aviva Premiership and English Championship with Newport Gwent Dragons and […]

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COPD Awareness Day

Today is World COPD Awareness Day.  The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease promotes 15th November as a day to raise awareness for the early detection and management of this condition. COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a disease which causes a number of breathing symptoms which do not settle down over time.  It […]

A game of local football

The Happy Story of Kieran’s Hamstring!

A few years ago I came to the realisation that life does not end at 30 and in my mid 30’s re-ignited my football career. A ‘career’ which previously had been dogged by knee cartilage issues and then a slow recovery from knee keyhole surgery. My ‘gateway’ back in was Tuesday night 5-a-side football in […]

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World Osteoporosis Day

Today marks World Osteoporosis Day (WOD); a campaign dedicated to raising awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone leading to a loss of bone mass which causes them to become weak and fragile. As a result, a small trip or fall can fracture the bone. There […]

back pain

Back Pain in Education

This October sees BackCare awareness run a theme entitled ‘back pain in education’ to highlight the importance of educating children the importance of looking after their backs. Back pain continues to be one of the biggest medical expenses faced by the NHS, one of the main reasons people go to their GP and one of […]