A few years ago I had a client who had been previously diagnosed with knee pain. There were some patterns I noticed about her that demonstrated that it isn’t only tissue damage that create pain. There are also other factors that contribute to the pain. In her case there would be two contrasting categories […]
I’ve been in my forties for a year or three now already and I am becoming increasingly aware that there are changes coming my way. It can be quite a confusing time, but in this blog I want to talk about the importance of strength training during this period. I’m aging alongside my clients, […]
One of the many challenges of having done a Diploma in Biomechanics Coaching is that it’s quite a challenge to explain what I do. Everyone has an idea what a physiotherapist does, but once upon a time physiotherapy used to be a new thing, so I am hoping one of these days everyone will […]
As I sit on the eve of my first triathlon of 2019 I am reflecting on the start of taking up this crazy sport. In my last blog post Why I started running I said that I had intended to take up triathlon many years previously, but fell in love with running and 10 years later […]
The video below is what you can expect during your first biomechanics session with me. I wanted to make something that helped take away the uncertainty of coming to see me for a screening for the first time.
This screening process allows me to find out what exercises to give to clients that are specific to how […]
I have been a runner for over 15 years now. But what got me started and why do I run?
Many people who meet me think that I have always been a runner, but I actually started from zero.
I was always active as a child and was desperate to be a gymnast, with no club […]
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”
This is a much-repeated quote by Benjamin Franklin. And it makes sense in all areas of one’s life.
You don’t just walk into an important meeting without preparing. You don’t go write an exam without going over the material. You don’t enter a competition without training first.
But what about […]
Tine started training with me at the start of February 2017.
In her own words this is her experience working with me:
“I was always afraid to run, but had the dream to do a sprint triathlon, afraid of the pain and injuries, I thought I could never run, but with your strength training I exceeded […]
As humans we are designed to be hunters and gatherers, our bodies are not designed to be sitting all day. From home to car/public transport, sitting at work all day, sitting having lunch, back home probably involving sitting again and then plumping ourselves in front of the telly to sit yet more hours and […]
When I started running I had no idea what a piriformis was. When I did my Personal Training qualification I remember learning what it did and where it was, but also thinking it looked so small and insignificant. It really got skipped in my mind for bigger, cooler muscles like the glutes, hamstrings and […]