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How to Make the Most of an Outdoor Gym

While some mainstream gyms have now opened, you may feel more comfortable working out al-fresco. Fortunately enough, getting your sweat on outside could be as easy as using an outdoor gym. If you’re unsure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve enlisted...

Hip flexor injury: contusion vs strain

This month we are drawing focus on injuries that affect our hip flexor muscles. Injury to the hip flexor muscles can lead to pain felt in the front of the thigh region, as well as the hip and groin. Hip flexor injuries are common in sports, including football (all...

The twists and turns of torticollis (wry neck)

What is Torticollis? Torticollis is a painful neck condition where one of the strong muscles on the side of the neck shortens, causing the head to twist and tilt out of its normal position. The muscle we are referring to is the ‘Sternocleidomastoid’, or SCM for short....

Foods for muscle recovery

Do you workout a lot and are looking to maximise the effects of your exercise regime by eating the best food afterwards? If you look this up online, you’ll be hit with a million and one pages to read through, with many of them saying different things. It’s a bit of a...

How to improve your running pace for beginners

It’s no secret that lockdown has inspired many to lace up running shoes for the first time - or for many, the first time in a while. But how can you improve on this new hobby you’ve started? If you’re new to running, and you’ve been building up the miles gradually,...

COVID mental health check-in

With the coronavirus outbreak still affecting millions around the world, we thought it would be a good time to check-in and see how you are all going. The news is pretty grim at the moment and you may be finding yourself asking the question, “When will there be any...

Shoulder impingement

Do you have shoulder pain? Are you an office worker, professional athlete, hairdresser or full-time parent? These are just some of the types of people we see in the clinic who need help with shoulder pain. One of the most common complaints we treat here at Philip Wood...

7 physio tips for keeping injury-free while working from home

With the current Covid-19 restrictions, many workers have been forced into isolation and a temporary Work From Home (WFH) protocol has been enacted. Many people will be tempted to hunch over their laptops, slouch in the beds or work from their sofas, which may be...

Sleep hygiene 101: how to get more ZZZs

There’s nothing like waking up feeling rested after a good night’s sleep. Opening your eyes moments before your alarm clock buzzes, you feel awake and ready to face the day. Your head is clear, you feel relaxed and recharged. Unfortunately, for most of us, that...

Shoulder injury: labral tear

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body. It is made up of a total of four joints, numerous ligaments, joint capsules, muscles and other soft tissues. Movement at the shoulder is a complicated process and it relies on the controlled function of all...