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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…

Living with fibromyalgia or polymyalgia and better pain management

Myalgia means pain within the muscles and sufferers of both fibromyalgia and polymyalgia experience severe muscle pain. However, there are considerable differences between the two conditions: Polymyalgia is an inflammation of the muscles, while fibromyalgia is due to the central nervous system incorrectly processing sensory information.  In polymyalgia the pain is within…

Five essential stretches for good back health

Your pelvis is placed under strain every day as it serves as a connector and pivot between your lower and upper body. Given its location and important function, your pelvis needs to be both stable and flexible to maintain good back health. For the best hip, pelvic, and lower back…

Reduce Your Back Pain: Pelvic Control

Most people in the UK have experienced some form of back pain. In most cases people can reduce or control back pain by making simple changes to their posture. Due to anatomical pressures and gravity, people regularly maintain what is called an anterior tilted pelvis. Effectively, if you arch your lower…

The squat simplified

The squat is a well-known movement that is utilized in many gym sessions and fitness classes. One reason for its popularity is that it uses almost every muscle in the body and improves flexibility, mobility and strength throughout. It is also a movement replicated in every day life without us even being aware…

Patellofemoral Dysfunction

What causes it? Generally speaking, patellofemoral dysfunction occurs under one of two broad circumstances; either when the patella is forced with excessive pressure against the underlying femur or when it is pulled excessively either laterally or medically against the groove. In either case, this would cause irritation and abrasion of…