Arterial Endofibrosis in Cyclists

By CIARA HORNE, Chartered Physiotherapist, European Champion, Great Britain Cycling Team When a cyclist bends forwards and exercises, it can put pressure on an artery around the hip (external iliac artery as shown in the picture) which supplies the muscles in the leg with oxygen. Being bent forward for a long period of time is not…

Sports Massage…it’s not just for Sports People!

By Andrea Ramus, Sports Massage Therapist, Halo Physiotherapy, Kenilworth Many people consider sports and remedial massage to only be of benefit to athletes. Whilst it does have many uses for helping with sporting performance, sports massage has also been proven as an excellent aid to health and wellbeing, and a useful tool within the treatment…

Running Advice From Halo Physio

Running is a sport that will always create a lively debate. Is it any good for you? Do you stretch before, after or never? What injuries can you run through? At Halo Physio we see all kinds of runners from those who join in with the weekly park run right through to semi professionals who…

The Truth About Tendons

By RACHAEL ADAMS BSc (Hons), Principal Physiotherapist, Halo Physiotherapy The majority of us have heard of tendinitis or tendonitis, often in relation to the Achilles.  However, what does the term actually mean? And how, according to the latest research, should tendon related conditions be managed? The suffix ‘itis’ implies an acute inflammation. Whilst this can…

Exercise, Strengthen, Ski!!

By RACHAEL ADAMS BSc (Hons) , Principal Physiotherapist , Halo Physiotherapy Skiing is a most exhilarating experience for those of us who love the thrill of racing down the slopes, the burn in the thighs and some strength in reserve to allow a graceful finish for the reward of a vin chaud! At Halo Physio we educate…

When Might You Need a Physiotherapist?

By MICHELLE HENRY  BSc (Hons). Principal Physiotherapist, Halo Physiotherapy, Kenilworth Never have we been more aware of the importance of exercise in maintaining a healthy body and mind. Over the last few years the government has invested more than £5 million in get fit and active programs for adults and children. The aim being to…