What is it?  An elastic therapeutic tape that is used for treatment, singling or combined with other manual therapy techniques. It helps to relieve pain, reduce swelling, provide support to muscles and joints and enhance performance.    Key points  24hr wear for many days prolongs benefits  Cheap and effective  Water resistant  Can be worn exercising, showering or swimming No side effects  Self application    How does it work?  When the tape is applied correctly, it
21st February 2018

Knee Blog

Knee pain when bending is a common problem. There are a number of different causation factors which can affect how the knee moves. The pain may start suddenly after an injury, or gradually come on over time. Around the knee there are many structure including: muscles, bones, cartilage and ligaments. These structures all need to work together properly to allow for smooth, pain-free movement. Problems in any of these areas can lead to knee pain
Sports therapist specialise in musculoskeletal conditions – I.e. Where it hurts. However, they are well adapt at neurological conditions and orthopaedic cases.  Sports massage is one of many techniques to help you recover from your condition.  Sports therapists are certified in more techniques to help such as; joint mobilisation, muscle activation and exercise prescription.  What’s the difference in qualifications?  A Sports Therapist is a degree level qualification, usually alongside a certain amount of placement hours. 
The ankle undergoes a lot of stress during daily activities. It is the key connection between the foot and the leg, therefore is responsible for the downward force of the body. Non surprisingly that the ankle is one of the most injured areas of the lower limb. The ankle is made up of bones and ligaments. The ligaments keep the bones together and provide stability around the joint. Injuries to the ligaments are known as