All posts by Joel Poirier

Meet Kare Adenegan – Elite Therapy Sponsored Athlete

Kare Adenegan celebrating yet another great performance at the Paralympics-Rio 2016 Kare Adenegan is this wonderful quiet, unassuming and painfully modest person who we have sponsored now for the past 12 months. As a T34 wheelchair racer, Kare has already made a great name for herself alongside the likes of…

7 Great Benefits of Pilates for Seniors

7 Great Benefits of Pilates for Seniors For the older population keeping fit is essential. But so many forms of exercise can be hard on the bodies of older adults. Many have turned to Pilates sessions at their local clubs as a way to stay in shape while reducing the…

Coccygodynia AKA Tailbone Pain

Coccygodynia AKA Tailbone Pain Delphine Clements shares her knowledge of this painful problem. What Is It? Coccygodynia, is pain around the region of the coccyx (the very end of the spine) About the Coccyx The coccyx is a triangular bone that consist of 3 to 5 vertebrae. The coccyx is…

Groin strain – the causes and the treatment

The groin is the area of your hip between your stomach and thigh, located where your abdomen ends and your legs begin. The groin region consist of a range of ligaments, tendons, muscles and fascia (a sheet or band of fibrous tissue that covers or binds body structures together) all…

Advanced Back Mobility Exercises

Please In this vlog, our senior physiotherapist Joel Poirier demonstrates an advanced, dynamic approach to mobilise (warm up) your back. This could be utilised as part of your pre-exercise warm up or simply as part of your daily routine.

These movements are not suitable for everyone. If you are unsure please check with your physiotherapist or GP.

Elite Therapy is a multidisciplinary sports therapy and physiotherapy clinic in Coventry. We treat a range of injuries both sporting and non-sporting as well as back, neck and musculoskeletal pain. Elite Therapy’s services include assessment and diagnosis, physiotherapy, sports therapy, massage therapy, taping and ultrasound. There is also an on-site rehabilitation gym, and a studio for Pilates and yoga classes.

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Simple Tips to Relieve Back Pain When Running

Back pain while running, particularly for long distance runners, is quite common. Unfortunately, most of these runners who experience back pain are unaware of some simple skills that they can introduce into their exercise routine to take control. In this short article, I am going to highlight some key postural change…

Heel Pain – Causes and Treatment

If you’re experiencing pain in the heel of your foot, it may well be plantar fasciitis, the medical term for the thickening of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a broad, tough and flexible band of tissue, which runs under the sole of the foot. It connects the heel…

Chronic pain – treatment and management

Chronic pain is an unpleasant sense of discomfort or pain associated with actual or potential tissue damage where the pain has been present for more than three months. Chronic pain can be described by sufferers as continuous or intermittent and it may vary from mild to very severe. Chronic pain…