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…

Exclusive offer for runners!

If you’re a member of a running club or have a big event coming up, why not treat yourself to three one hour massages for just £70? This offer is limited to 50 people with the first 20 also receiving a free yoga or Pilates class. To purchase your voucher, call…

Marathon preparation – four months to go

It’s just four months until the London marathon and we know that a number of Elite clients are in training for the big day. Four months is the time where runners should start their preparation for the big event as your body needs time to adapt to the particular strain…

Whiplash – a real pain in the neck

In a UK 75% of personal injury claims following road traffic accidents are for whiplash injuries, and car accidents are the most common cause. Whiplash occurs when the head is suddenly jolted in any direction, causing the head to overstretch and damage the tissues surrounding the neck and shoulder area.…

Stand straight, breathe better

We all breathe. It’s a necessity of life and something we generally do without thinking about it. Most of us also don’t tend to think about our posture and how we sit or stand. However, if we do think about them it becomes clear how interlinked they are. Don’t believe…

Standing workstations are a waste of money… or are they?

Recent press coverage is suggesting that people who use standing workstations are continuing to experience aches and pains at work. Ummmmm…. well yeah!  I don’t think it takes a genius to figure out that standing at a work station for long periods of time is no better (well maybe marginally)…

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Hamstring pain when running?

Runners will often complain of hamstring pain when putting in the miles. Unfortunately, hamstring pain isn’t a particularly straightforward problem. Pain in this area during loading, like in a sport such as running, can be down to a whole host of reasons. In more occasions than not the pain can be…

Keep that rotator cuff rotating with these simple exercises

The rotator cuff is a combination of four muscles and associated tendons that connect the upper arm to the shoulder blade. It’s particularly important as it both stablises the joint and allows the shoulder to rotate and lift. Damage to the rotator cuff can lead to considerable pain. Typically, this…

Four simple stretches to improve shoulder mobility

Shoulder stiffness is a common complaint and one that we treat frequently at Elite Therapy. Even mild shoulder stiffness can impact on our daily lives as well as cause pain. If severe, it can affect people’s work, hobbies and ability to sleep. Stiffness in the front of the shoulder and upper chest is…