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.

Top 5 Bristol Walks

As part of National Walking Month, we thought we would share 5 walks around the Bristol area that will help you with achieving the 10,000 steps a day goal. This may sound like a lot but you can easily do it without realising. Whether it’s through walking or something else you enjoy, it is very […]

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 […]


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