All posts by Fiona Bubb

How to Dress for Winter Activity

We now have a wonderful array of clothing choices available to us to allow us to train with comfort in the winter months and keep warm without losing movement and without having a major melt down! However, knowing how to put what layer where, how many layers and what materials…

Feet First – A Quick Guide to Flat Feet (Fallen Arches)

Feet are often overlooked and somewhat taken for granted in our daily lives until they start causing pain.  One cause of pain may be so called ‘flat feet’ or fallen arches which sometimes can be painful, though sometimes not!  John Balshaw offers some advice if you think you have flat…

Osgood Schlatters Disease – What You Need to Know

If you have a child that’s diagnosed with Osgood Schlatters Disease, do you know what it is, what causes it and what you should do about it? Our Coventry Uni Sports Therapy student, John Balshaw explains the facts that you need to know: Osgood Schlatters Disease affects mostly teenage/adolescent children,…

A Quick Guide to Neck Pain

We’re seeing a lot of stiff and sore necks at the moment so lets take a quick look at causes and what can be done to help… A painful neck can be anything from sore and tight muscles through to sharp pain and/or tension headaches. Suffice to say that if…

Housework and Gardening – Avoiding Injuries!

Extreme Spring Cleaning Injuries Explained…   Extreme spring cleaning…? What am I on about and why am I writing about it? Well, it’s that time of year isn’t it?  A bit of nice weather (and it was only a bit) but it’s enough to get us top to toeing the…

The Menopause and How Physiotherapy Can Help

There’s been a great deal of coverage in the press recently about the menopause to help raise awareness of what women may be experiencing during this phase of their life.  The BBC ran a whole series of daily features on the subject to help raise understanding of partners, family members…

Sciatica – What is It?

Sciatica is a common problem that we see in the clinic several times a week. While it seems to becoming increasingly common, perhaps due to a sedentary lifestyle or long hours spent sitting at a desk, this doesn’t detract from the fact that it can be incredibly painful and debilitating…