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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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Lymphatic Massage: detoxing your body and aiding your immune system

The proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our body’s ability to drain fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues, filter out toxins and foreign substances, and maintain a healthy immune system. The aim of  lymphatic drainage massage is to improve lymph drainage by moving the excess fluid in the lymph…

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…

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…

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…