Tag Archives: muscles

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…