FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO GET OLYMPICS TICKETS?
HAS THE THOUGHT OF HAVING SO MANY ELITE ATHLETES IN LONDON INSPIRED YOU TO INCREASE YOUR OWN TRAINING?
OR EVEN START EXERCISING AGAIN?
Before you clean off your dirty trainers or increase your training it is worth following these tips to avoid injury:
1. PACE YOURSELF
This is where most people come unstuck. If you have not done any exercise for a while or never pushed your training as hard before then you need to allow your body to adapt.
Pushing it too hard too early may lead to overuse injuries or stress fractures.
2. TAKE REST DAYS
Your body needs time to recover, so make sure you have at least one or two rest days a week.
3. SLEEP WELL
Especially if you are working long stressful hours then sleep is vital for recovery and cell reproduction.
4. KEEP HYDRATED
Exercise will use a lot of your water stores, so make sure you replenish by drinking lots, especially in warm weather.
5. GET GOOD EQUIPMENT THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU:
Whether it is running trainers or a tennis racket, investing in the right size and style is important to avoid injuries caused by poor biomechanics.
6. ACCOMPANY YOUR TRAINING WITH SOME STRENGTH WORK:
Although practice makes perfect and performing the activity repeatedly is important, it is also key to build the right muscles to help you achieve this. Areas that usually benefit from extra attention include the gluteal (buttock), lower tummy (abdominals) and quadriceps (thigh) muscles.
7. SEEK HELP EARLY:
If you do start to feel a twinge or pain then it is worth seeking advice early. Especially when no trauma is involved, it is much easier to address a problem before it becomes chronic. It may just require a small training adaptation or an additional exercise rather than weeks of rest if left too long.
8. DO SOMETHING YOU ENJOY:
Exercise is a fantastic way to burn calories, release ‘happy’ hormones and increase your social circle so make it fun. Train with a friend or join a sports club. It helps give you that extra incentive to head out on those rainy days!
If you do run into difficulty then the Central Health Physiotherapy team will be on hand to help you achieve your Olympic goals – even if it’s just to make you feel confident to walk to work during the terrible transport congestion! Good luck!
INCREASED HOURS AT CHELSEA
We are pleased to announce that our Chelsea clinic in the Royal Hospital is growing from strength to strength. We have increased our hours at the clinic and are now pleased to offer a massage service. It is a real privilege to be part of such a prestigious establishment. The Chelsea Pensioners are extremely welcoming and seem to be enjoying the excellent services we offer. Having the opportunity to be invited to a private showing of the Chelsea Flower Show was an added treat for the physios and referring consultants.
Our Chelsea clinic offers one of the only hydrotherapy pools in Central London.
If you wish to book an appointment for Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy or Massage at our Chelsea clinic then please call 020 7404 6343.
METABOLIC TRAINING STARTING AT CHANCERY LANE AND FARRINGDON
Lose weight, increase tone and all in a 30 Minute session – this is an ideal solution to all those hard working busy people.
Metafit, is a 30 minute workout that combines bodyweight-only strength training with high intensity intervals. There’s no need for equipment, just an exciting sound-track! It aims to boost the metabolism and burn fat! 65% of your calories are burnt at rest, so to increase this calorie burn you must increase your RMR (resting metabolic rate). A Metafit workout pushes your muscles to fatigue and elevates your heart rate so that you carry on burning calories for 24 hours after the session!
Move your body in every plane of motion, recruit largest muscle groups, use your core and train for intensity not time!
We are delighted to offer Metafit training now at our Chancery Lane clinic with Rene King. This will start Wednesday 1st August at 1pm and then continue to run every Wednesday afternoon, costing £76 for eight consecutive sessions. Please call 020 7404 6343 for more information or to book yourself on to one of our quick 30 minute sessions!
Central Health Physiotherapy offers in-house services to many different companies across London. This includes both daily on-site physiotherapy services and/or massage therapy on a weekly or fortnightly arrangement. Pilates classes can also be given within your office environment or ,if preferred, clients can attend our classes across several locations within London. Health and wellbeing is vital and we are delighted to offer many services to both prevent and manage stress and to improve health and fitness.
If you are interested in having Physiotherapy services, Workstation assessments, Massage or Pilates brought to your workplace please call us on 020 7404 6343.
PAUL AND RENE MARRIED
Another Central Health Physiotherapy marriage! We are delighted that Paul and Rene finally tied the knot in South Africa on April 14th 2012.
CHP MOONWALK SUCCESS
The Central Health Physiotherapy Cats’ team successfully completed the London Moonwalk on May 12th. They took around 7 hours with a couple of stops to finish the 26.2 miles overnight. They are pleased to announce they have raised £3,000 for breast cancer research with a final very kind donation of £200 from Natasha to hit the 3k target!!!
CHP SUPPORT THE LONDON LEGAL WALK
Central Health Physiotherapy were delighted to support the 6,000 walkers at the London Legal Walk on 21st May. The free massage and expert physiotherapy advice offered seemed to be greatly appreciated by all.
Natasha Price, MD, said ‘it was a fantastic event to be involved with, there was a real buzz amongst everyone taking part and it was great to have so much money raised for such a worthy cause.’
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFICATION FOR OUR TRIATHLETE LAURA FIDLER!
Our very own Laura Fidler has made a fantastic start to the Triathlon season. She came 3rd in the Eton sprint distance with her time of 1.08.48 and qualified for the World Championships but this was further highlighted with success at the Dambuster Olympic distance in Rutland water, despite a tough race.
The race was HARD, gusty wind made for a difficult bike section. I also made the wrong decision in terms of wheels so got blown all over the place… feared for my life on couple of occasions. Rest of the race went well though…
She was placed eighth overall and third in her age group to gain World Championship qualification also at Olympic distance. Watch out New Zealand in October!
DID YOU SPOT A BRIEF QUOTE FROM GEMMA IN THE FINANCIAL TIMES?
Gemma Newell was asked to comment on an article about city workers getting involved in extreme cycling challenges. Despite understanding the benefits of cycling she was asked to point out some of the warnings of intensive work hours and intensive training.
We see a lot of lawyers and barristers who often work until the early hours and then get up again at 6am. You can’t keep that intensity of work going and maintain a high level of cycling training at the same time.
CHP PROVIDING PHYSIOTHERAPY COVER AT TOP SPORTING EVENTS
Caroline Fox and Gemma Newell provided physiotherapy cover at the All England Badminton Championships from 6th – 11th March 2012.
Gemma is also due to provide physiotherapy cover for the Lawn Tennis Association this Summer. She will be at the British Junior Tennis Nationals in August and the mens Pro Series event in Frinton in July.
We are extremely pleased to welcome David Wales to our Chancery Lane clinic and The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth. He previously worked a Senior Physiotherapist at Arsenal Football Club for fourteen years providing him with extensive experience in managing sports related injuries.
Lynsey qualified in 2006 from Northumbria University and worked in the NHS for 5 years before moving to King Edward VII Sister Agnes in 2011.
She started with us in March 2012, and is currently split between Springdene Clinic & the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth. She specialises in hydrotherapy, acupuncture and the treatment of chronic pain but enjoys working with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. She is also part of the hypermobility team at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth.