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Why should I get a sports massage?

September 24, 2016
The top 3 reasons for getting a sports massage...

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Overcoming plantar fascia injury

September 17, 2016
Physcian heal thyself... if only it was that simple.

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Spare ribs?

September 10, 2016
Spare ribs: even if  you're a veggie, you'll have some.

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Strictly - 6 benefits of dance

September 3, 2016
BBC's Strictly Come Dancing launches this weekend - take up the challenge and reap the benefits

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6 tips for restarting exercise

August 27, 2016
Back at it after a summer break from exercise? Make sure you follow these 6 top tips

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For the love of running

August 20, 2016
The tyranny of goals

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Rio, cupping, sports massage and radio 4

August 13, 2016
Are cupping, ice baths and sports massage really all in the same boat?

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Pain at the top edge of your shoulder?

August 6, 2016
Does the top of your shoulder hurt when you're doing lat raises at the gym,  on the back-swing when you're playing golf, or just when you raise your arm to wave 'goodbye'? That'll most likely be a suprapinatus impingement...

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Can I claim for sports massage on my insurance?

Whether or not you can reclaim the cost of your sports massage treatment depends both on your policy and your sports massage therapist.

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Massage lotion for dummies

1st world problem: massage oil, lotion or cream?

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The muscles of the back - erector spinae

July 9, 2016
320-odd muscles in your back. Here are 6 of the most important that act as one...

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Compression socks, performance and recovery

July 2, 2016
Compression socks - fad or fact?

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Run around the garden

June 25, 2016
Fancy a traffic free-race on a flat course? If you're thinking of doing your first 5km race, or are a regular racer wanting a PB then the new Race Around the Garden is for you.

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Massage and pregnancy

The do's and  don'ts of massage and pregnancy

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weight loss - there's an app for that

June 11, 2016
Thinking of a fitness or weight loss app? Get the low-down 1st...

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This little piggy went to market

June 4, 2016
There are 206 bones in the human body, over half of them in the hands and feet... including the little piggy that went to market!

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All swell (all's well?) - the inflammatory process

May 28, 2016
Is it always the right thing to ice, elevate and compress a damaged ligament, tendon or muscle?

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2 new local parkruns

May 14, 2016
Stevenage Borough Council have got it right, North Herts District Council have it woefully wrong. Read more as parkrun comes to Stevenage and Hatfield

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I am robot

Could your favourite massage therapist be replaced by a robot?

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Knee pain

April 30, 2016
Knee pain - figure out what's going on with your knee pain.

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Spit or swallow?

April 23, 2016
Spit  or swallow? Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire answer the age old question...

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Running & headphones

April 16, 2016
From 1st April, UK Athletics has banned the use of headphones in a lot of road races. About time too...

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Overuse syndrome - muscle microtrauma

April 9, 2016
bleeding, swelling and scar tissue: these are the results of overuse

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Local races 2016

April 3, 2016
Looking for a challenge? Here's a roundup of local running races coming up this year.

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The key that unlocks the knee

March 26, 2016
Pain at the back of your knee when walking or running downhill? The problem might be a hidden little muscle... popliteus

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