Swim Training with Toys

Tools are useful for all sorts of training, right? Well yeah, if you use them correctly. I very rarely use any toys while I’m swimming – or coaching – but here are a few bits and pieces that if used correctly, can be a really useful addition to your sessions. Pull Buoy I like to […]

Bored of RUNNING SLOW…?

Don’t get stuck with just one pace! There’s a funny phenomenon in endurance sports that I like to call “becoming a one-speed athlete.” It happens to runners, cyclists and triathletes whose training becomes so focused on sustained efforts at race intensity that their ability to work at higher intensity levels disappears! Their low end capabilities […]

19.03.18 We Are Open

Morning All, We are open as usually today. Station Road is very slippy, so please drive carefully and allow extra travel time for you appointment.   Pete & The Clinic Team

23rd Jan 2018 Power outage

ALERT Please note that there is a power outage affecting the clinic, leisure club and surrounding area.  Power should be restored by 1:00 pm. During this time our phone systems will be out of action.  If you need to contact us please do so by email as we can still access this remotely.  Sorry for […]

Physio- Pete Tang

10 Years On, Going Strong and Why I’m Sorry!!

  I first opened the door of The Physio Clinic in May 2007.  Just me. It was a big decision.  I say ‘just me’ but I had the support of family and friends and most importantly, Tracy, my wife.  I’d been working very successfully as a private physiotherapist for several years for BUPA hospitals, The […]

Beach image

My road to becoming a runner – Pete Tang

So, at the end of August in 2016 after a particularly energetic day at the beach the whole family walked the half mile back from the beach, up the sand dunes and the short hill to the cottage we were renting.  It’s safe to say that my son and I were clearly out of puff […]

Massage of lower leg

Optimising Mobility for Runners

The aim of optimising mobility for runners is so you can run freely, easily and without pain. The role of a Sports Massage Therapist is to help runners down this road (excuse the pun!), by treating the area of pain with soft tissue massage, and to help increase mobility in restricted joints through manual manipulation […]

Physio jargon……high and low threshold training!

At the Physio Clinic Bristol, we are experts in assessing and treating movement dysfunctions, weather you have come in following a specific injury or you are committing to the TPM Active, Performance Matrix process.  We will provide a detailed analysis and retraining of your movement system. Two terms come up a lot during the rehabilitation […]

Too Heat or Not To Heat?

Too heat or not to heat? Some questions answered on the dilemma on whether to apply heat or cold to an injury.   This is a question that I come across a lot here at The Physio Clinic so I thought that researching and writing down a few guidelines might help in the dilemma, hot […]

Dry Needling. Don’t live with the pain of work!

Does this sound familiar- been sat at your desk most of the day and your neck and shoulder are aching again? It could well be a nagging Myofascial Trigger Point. What is one of those you are wondering? A Myofascial Trigger Point is a hyper irritable spot in the muscle that can elicit local tenderness, […]