What is shockwave treatment and how does it work. Why we choose to use it here at the clinic as a treatment method

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment in which a device is used to pass acoustic shockwaves through the skin to the affected area. This will encourage neovascularisation (the formation of new blood vessels) and tissue regeneration, which are important during healing and recovery. Shockwave Therapy can provide relief and advanced recovery in situations where the […]

Injuries that runners face when the ground hardens and the heat increases

Increased hardness of the ground, for runners that run off road, means increased ground reaction force and more strain for your body’s shock absorbers – these are structures like cartilage, tendons, fat pads, bursae etc. The only way to take the stress off of these is with a preventative strike of your winter training containing […]

The difference between our Running Clinic (looking at the body as a whole) and a video assessment in a running shop (from the knee down)

It is a common selling point when buying new trainers from a running shop to get your ‘gait assessed’ or your ‘foot posture checked’. These assessments vary depending on what equipment they have available. Some shops offer video analysis – this is a video of your feet whilst you are running to see what part […]

Buying Your New Trainer In Store

Getting your gait assessed in store when buying trainers is no bad thing if you have no idea what type of runner you are. But the rules they use to match you to a pair of shoes are very over simplified. They can guide you on what shoes may suit your running style but they […]

Buying Your New Trainers

In store: Getting your gait assessed in store when buying trainers is no bad thing if you have no idea what type of runner you are. But the rules they use to match you to a pair of shoes are very over simplified. They can guide you on what shoes may suit your running style […]

Some simple rules from a physiotherapist in helping you get the right pair of trainers

Toe box, heel cup, heel lift, cushioning, support Look at your feet – an aerial view of the shape of your trainer should be a similar shape to your foot. – If you have a wide foot you will need a wide trainer and/or a wide foot box (bit where your toes go). If you […]

Running Trainers- the difference between Neutral, Stability and Motion Control Trainers. Is it important?

Shopping for running trainers is a minefield. It is hard to know where to start, let alone what you should end up with!  The trends and the technology are changing all the time and on top of that many runners still want something that looks good. First off let’s start with what all the different […]

Summer is coming – The pro’s & cons of flip-flops

Flip-flops and slip on shoes in general (for the purpose of this article we will just call them all flip-flops) are great for being easy to get on and off quickly and for keeping cool and showing off your feet when you’re wearing shorts. Unfortunately, that is all they are good for! They have a […]

Travel Alert June 2019

During June 2019 the Railway Bridge on Gypsy Patch Lane will be closed to all vehicles in both directions.  This is likely to cause travel disruption around the area.  Diversion routes will be in place via Aztec West and the A38/Bradley Stoke Way.  We have been advised that access to Station Road and the clinic […]

Adverse Weather Feb 1st and 2nd 2019

Please note that the clinic will be closing early at 13:30 on Friday 1st Feb.  We will be open as normal from 8:00am on Saturday 2nd Feb.