Katriona Ryan, physio with Central Health Physiotherapy, eating porridge for slow release energy

Spring Marathon Prep – Five top tips

The spring marathon season is almost upon us, with just over two months to go until the London Marathon 2019. Most people will be nearing the half-way point of their training programmes and ramping up the mileage on those long hard runs. Hopefully there’ll have been a rest-week in that training somewhere around now, so […]

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Five top tips to avoid back pain

Are you a Weekend Warrior, a 5km runner or HIIT session goer who finds yourself with a sore back afterwards? Life is busy. We know we should exercise but finding time is tricky.  The weekend comes, and we cram in some fitness without giving ourselves the time to build strength and fitness in a way […]

Katharine Fennelly, Physio with Central Health Physiotherapy, Marathon runner

London Marathon: Are you in or out?

In early October the London Marathon organisers announced the much-anticipated results of their 2019 ballot draw. A record four hundred and fourteen thousand, one hundred and sixty-eight people entered the ballot hopeful of securing a place in the event which will take place next April. The number of ballot places issued each year is not […]

Katriona Ryan, Central Health Physiotherapy, post-marathon photo

Marathon Top Tips

With the London Marathon this coming weekend, I thought it would be a good time to share my top 10 tips to help get you through the rest of the week and prepare you for the big day! Mental preparation – Try and minimise work, relationship and travel stress for the rest of the week so […]

A picture of the map of the Brighton Marathon with the blue sky behind

How a marathon can go wrong

Reflections of a Marathon On the 9th April, I set out to run the Brighton Marathon, my second marathon to date. I am going to share with you how it can all go horribly wrong despite being diligent with training and feeling as if I was 100% prepared for the big day. Let’s go back […]

Kieran demonstrating a squat with weights

Medial Tibia Stress Syndrome Part II

For Media Tibia Stress Syndrome Part I, please click here. Treatment Load Management As soon as symptoms start you should decrease running intensity and frequency by about 50%. You should avoid running on uneven surfaces, very hard surfaces, and hills. If symptoms persist, complete rest from running – typically between 7-10 days – is advised. […]

A view from a boat on the Thames during Central Health Physiotherapy's evening trip out

Winter News 2016

Do I need to see a Physiotherapist or a Massage Therapist? An initial physiotherapy appointment begins with a thorough assessment, followed by diagnosis and treatment. Your physio will take a thorough history of your condition, including how and when your pain started and information about any treatment you may have had previously. The time spent during a massage appointment is […]

Katriona Ryan, Central Health Physiotherapy, post-marathon photo

You got a place! Don’t panic!

So you just found out you got a place in the 2017 London Marathon…. don’t panic!! Ballot results were out last week and for those amongst us fortunate enough to get a place in next year’s marathon, there may well be a feeling of mixed emotions right now! Being lucky enough to secure a ballot […]

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Free exercise and sport anyone?

Now that it summer is here (albeit a little wet so far!), what better time to explore the outdoors. It’s the perfect time to remind ourselves of some of those New Year’s resolutions involving getting a little healthier. Even better is that with a little bit of time spent searching the net it seems there are plenty […]

Katriona Ryan, running from work across Waterloo Bridge

CHP Summer Newsletter 2016

Commuting on the run The warmer weather is here so it’s time to avoid those packed hot tubes, trains and buses. How about running or walking to work? Below are our tips on how to manage this without injury!   • Introduce new activity slowly – new to running? Why not start by taking public […]