Plym Pilates…is it for you??

So Pilates is a pretty popular exercise concept these days. It was developed about 100 years ago to rehabilitate forces personnel by a man called Joseph Pilates and became fashionable about a decade ago, being applied specifically around working on peoples ‘core’ and improving their mobility. This is still a valid application of Josephs techniques…

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Plym Physio are recruiting…. do you have what it takes to join our team?!

Are you a Physio looking for an exciting new career challenge in 2019? It’s been another record-breaking year for us here at Plym Physio and due to our burgeoning caseload we’re looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated Physio to join our team, working from our purpose-built clinic and gym opposite Heles School in Plympton….

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Gait Analysis

Want to improve your running? Want to be ‘less injured’? Analysing your running style can identify patterns of movement that pre-dispose you to injury. Injury and performance are on a continuum; inefficient movement is likely to cause injury and efficient movement is likely to significantly improve running economy. Running economy…. This is the term for…

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Mums…..don’t let pain get in the way!

It’s not unreasonable to expect to enjoy being pregnant, yet many women aren’t able to do so due to pain and discomfort. A lot are told ‘it’ll go as soon as the baby is born’ and they then just struggle along for the next 4-5 months in agony. Back and pelvic pain as well as…

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****Christmas Offers**** On the 12 Days of Christmas, Plym Physio brings to you……

(1) On the First Day of Christmas…. ** Book in now for your initial assessment for only £44, Fabulous savings not to be missed!! ** 2) On the Second Day of Christmas…** A Physio package, this includes your initial assessment and x6 physio sessions with our Director Nic!! All for a fantastic price of £220!!**…

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Need to feel the running love again?

So following on from Michael’s post about posture last week there are a couple of top tips I’d add (why not and there is more than 1 way to skin a cat and all that…!!) Ballooning… (a fave cue of mine from the lovely and very bright Physio Joanne Elphinston). Think of a helium balloon…

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It’s all about the posture! Our guest blog speaker explains all…

In this guest blog, Lancaster physiotherapist Michael Otto writes about the importance of having a good running technique to prevent re-injury following physiotherapy treatment. Working as a physiotherapist in Lancaster, with a special interest in rehabilitative physiotherapy for runners, I have found that offering running coaching following physio treatment vastly reduces the risk of re-injury….

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Who Can HELP ME!!

Nic set up Plym Physio in 2016 having spent almost 20 years in the NHS and private practice. As a teenager she was a diver in the GB squad and having been a keen marathon runner since has always maintained a fascination in sports injuries. Her breadth of knowledge and experience has developed over the…

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Knee pain when running?? No kneed…!!

So continuing our running injuries series we are moving up to the commonly bothersome knee. Pain around the front of the knee and knee cap again is a common overuse injury in the running population. It can be associated with slower speeds as it increases the time spent on the leg and the amount of knee…

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The achilles heel of runners (literally)….need help??

We’re putting together a series of blogs covering common running injuries or problems which people can use to gain an insight into problems they are experiencing and some top tips for resolving it. We’re working from the bottom to the top so….. Our next instalment moves up the body to the heel, the achilles to…

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