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DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC CONDITIONS: IS EXERCISE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT?

DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC CONDITIONS: IS EXERCISE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT?

HOW EXERCISE CAN IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE   In recent years there has been a new focus on alternative treatments for those suffering with co-occurring chronic conditions and depression. Exercise is now being promoted as an effective treatment to combat the...

3 KEY EXERCISES FOR OFFICE WORKERS

3 KEY EXERCISES FOR OFFICE WORKERS

Our Body is Designed to Move   Working long hours at a desk is normal now for many of us, and in the new normal many will be struggling at home in modified working postures. It is essential to help your body now that the daily commute has been removed from your...

INTRODUCTION TO STRETCHING

INTRODUCTION TO STRETCHING

WHY SHOULD I STRETCH? In today's videos, we kick start our stretching series! In this introduction, we consider why you are stretching and what you want to achieve by stretching. Stretching, or mobility, can often be forgotten about. But remember, there is more to...

WHY DO I HAVE NECK PAIN? JOINTS OR MUSCLES?

WHY DO I HAVE NECK PAIN? JOINTS OR MUSCLES?

  UNDERSTAND YOUR NECK PAIN   Today's video we have simple test to determine whether your neck pain is a result of your muscles or joints. For the last few months, many of us have been working at home from our make shift desks or not been moving around as...

Are you noticing pain around your ankle when you are running or walking?

Are you noticing pain around your ankle when you are running or walking?

Understand your ankle pain for better long term results. Tendinopathies can cause long standing issues and become prevalent around summer when people start to run more outside or begin to wear sandals and flip flops to walk in. The change in support can cause extra...

Struggling Working at Home – Try These Helpful Tips

Struggling Working at Home – Try These Helpful Tips

TOP TIPS TO MANAGE AND PREVENT BACK PAIN WHILST WORKING AT HOME. With the current global situation, most of us are in isolation and are working from home. We have been sent away from the offices and are working in our makeshift workplaces in our homes. With the rest...

My physio clinic is closed, what can I do?

My physio clinic is closed, what can I do?

Top tips for managing your injury at home. During this pandemic we are all being urged to stay at home, but this does not mean your injury should be forgotten about. Here are some useful tips for you to stay on top of your injury in the safety of your own home. Home...

Is your neck causing you problems when you are cycling?

Is your neck causing you problems when you are cycling?

It can be wonderful to enjoy the sun on your bike, so don't let neck pain spoil your fun. Habits cause many of the pain related issues that we deal with and need assistance to settle. I love this quote from one of the best manual therapists in the world, who has done...

Suffering with Neck Pain from Cycling?

Suffering with Neck Pain from Cycling?

Don't let neck pain stop you from enjoying your exercise this summer. Cycling is a wonderful sport and if you are in London then you will be enjoying the added safety of the empty roads, unfortunately it also places us in a similar position to our working day. It is...

Is you back causing you issues when you are out cycling?

Is you back causing you issues when you are out cycling?

Understand why your back might be sore now you are cycling more, and what you can do to help solve the problem. The sun is out, exercises are restricted so cycling is a great way to spend time outside and improve your fitness. However recently you have noticed that...

3 Top Home Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Running Related Injury

3 Top Home Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Running Related Injury

First Complete this Easy Test to Assess Your Current Movement Patterns In an analysis of running related injuries, research has shown the most common reported injuries are: Patellofemoral (kneecap) pain syndrome, ITB syndrome, Patella tendinopathy and Ankle...

Build Your Running Strength with Our Top 5

Build Your Running Strength with Our Top 5

Develop Your Core to Become A Better Runner It is wonderful to see so many runners outside at the moment. My concern is that looking at form many are starting out to quickly - if you are starting out please look at our Couch to 5k, it will be a much healthier way for...

Running Preparation Warm Up – Be Ready to Run

Running Preparation Warm Up – Be Ready to Run

Kick Start Your Running Session Absolutely fantastic to see so many people out running and enjoying this great activity as a way to stay fit during these troubled times. Running Evolution fully support the idea and we are keen now to make sure you; Keep on Running...

Movement Health  – 5 Great Exercises to get you Moving

Movement Health – 5 Great Exercises to get you Moving

What can you do to release tension & stress of working at your desk? Your joints, muscles and tendons are designed to move. It is as simple as that so sitting at a desk all day is not ideal however it can become more problematic if you are stuck at home working....

Helping You with Pain, Injury & Movement

Helping You with Pain, Injury & Movement

Offering Our Best Service for You The situation is changing and rapidly, so by the time I have finished this we may have moved on another phase. The BLH Team are keen to help you manage as best as possible in the current climate and so we have a number of ideas to...

Coronavirus Update – We Are Open for Business

Coronavirus Update – We Are Open for Business

Staying in Contact Good Afternoon Everyone, We are in truly unprecedented times right now so we are keen to keep our messages clear for all our customers. Everyone is fully aware of the current government advice, with bullet points below as a reminder. Priority 1 -...

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Hello. My name is Emma Brockwell and I am a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, and I am particularly passionate about running. Pelvic health issues affect many women at some stage of their lives. 80% of women in the U.K. will have a baby and every woman will go through...

7 Great Hip Strengthening Exercises

7 Great Hip Strengthening Exercises

https://youtu.be/VaLRm28A8Qg Your lateral hip muscles are so important to your movement health, and you spend most of your day sitting in a chair lengthening them! And if you cross your legs you are adding more stress again on top of this. Tiffany and I have put...

Do I need to warm up before I run?

Do I need to warm up before I run?

Warm Up or Just Go Out & Run? It is incredible how many times this question comes up. I am often astounded by the fact that with all the research and information that is out there now people still believe this is a question they should be asking. My latest theory...

Build Your Hip Strength for Long Term Healthy Joints

Build Your Hip Strength for Long Term Healthy Joints

https://youtu.be/KHr0WI1Ft5M   If hip pain and stiffness in the morning is causing you problems, and you find sitting in low seats an issue, or standing from long periods of sitting, then we have some fantastic exercises to help you build stronger hips. During...

Do Your Hips Feel Stiff in the Morning?

Do Your Hips Feel Stiff in the Morning?

  https://youtu.be/TmPbCSks3Mk   If you find getting moving in the morning a struggle. If you increasingly notice pain or tightness when sitting in low chairs, and then take time to straighten up upon standing. See if you have these restrictions present too....

Rotation Low Back Issues – Build the Foundation

Rotation Low Back Issues – Build the Foundation

Right so you have evaluated your low back pain to be related to rotation control issues. The pain is settling - what next? Is your pain only there when you are doing fatiguing activities? At first we work on timing, however as the pain settles we need to challenge the...

Take control of your Low Back Pain – Bending (flexion) issues

Take control of your Low Back Pain – Bending (flexion) issues

Take control of your Low Back Pain - Bending (flexion) issues So having watched the videos to date you now believe that your back bends too much during activity, be that day to day or when loaded. Hopefully you are finding more control over your back pain as a result,...

Are your abdominals really to blame for your back pain?

Are your abdominals really to blame for your back pain?

Are your abdominals really to blame for your back pain? In the case of an extension related issue then actually yes, the abdominals are the prime driving force behind control this type of back complaint. The main point here is to think about what is happening around...

Is Your Back Struggling to Control Bending Effectively?

Is Your Back Struggling to Control Bending Effectively?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NliFW-Ff3Tc   In our first back pain related video we look at flexion, or bending, control issues. Who might this affect? Well if you have any of this activities that relate to your back pain then it might well be worth watching...

Don’t Let Back Pain Rule Your Life

Don’t Let Back Pain Rule Your Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0FRGf8xdZU   Back pain can be a debilitating problem and affects more people than you may realise. It is a common area we treat in the clinic however there is some good news. The majority of back pain is related to postural...

Need Help Keeping Up With Your Shoulder Pain?

Need Help Keeping Up With Your Shoulder Pain?

3 Key Exercises to Help Recover from Shoulder Instability Problem https://youtu.be/kL4RJPFGFr8 Here are 3 key exercises that will help you recover from shoulder instability.

Is hip pain getting you down?

Is hip pain getting you down?

Hip pain is an increasing problem in modern society. It can be debilitating and prevent weight bearing, walking and being able to do daily activities. There are many potential reasons for this issue to start, maybe partly due to the fact we do not squat through full...

Are you looking after your hip health?

Are you looking after your hip health?

How we sit, how we move and our daily habits can greatly affect our hip health. I know I am obsessed about hip movement and hip health but it is so important. There are so many small habits that load the area and cause issues that right now you may not be aware of. So...

Why do I have low back pain?

Why do I have low back pain?

Right, today we address one of the major issues affecting not only people in London the UK but across the World. The issue of back pain, why it is there and what is happening. Firstly, and I want to make this crystal clear for everyone - There is no magic solution to...

Is your Tiger Woods Swing ruining your Back?

Is your Tiger Woods Swing ruining your Back?

You may have seen this article on the BBC recently. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47114990 It is certainly food for thought however there are a couple of areas you need to consider. I have broken this down into 3 main areas for ease; 1. Are you a Tiger Woods?...

Am I Suffering from Tennis Elbow

Am I Suffering from Tennis Elbow

If you have local pain, weak grip strength, and it is tender to push - find out more to confirm your diagnosis. Tennis elbow causes many issues for the modern population because we spend so much of our time in habitual postures that can load the elbow region. Even...

Is it a Frozen Shoulder

Is it a Frozen Shoulder

A troublesome problem that with early management can shorten the normal time frame for this condition. Here Alex, one of our Chartered Physiotherapists, explains more about Frozen Shoulder, Adhesive Capsulitis. Frozen Shoulder - What you need to know What is it?...

Shoulder Impingement – What is happening?

Shoulder Impingement – What is happening?

My shoulder is painful right on the top of the bone & I am struggling to lift my arm without pain. Is this shoulder impingement? On top of the shoulder there is a space called subacromial space. It is normally occupied by a group of four tendons called the Rotator...

My Back Hurts on Twisting Movements

My Back Hurts on Twisting Movements

Understanding your back pain Back pain can be debilitating. Aside from the pain there is the constant worry of not really understanding why your back hurts and what is actually going on. Is it sciatica, muscle pain, my bones or my joints. What is happening? The more a...

Build A Stronger Back

Build A Stronger Back

Understand how movement is affecting your back pain There is nothing more frustrating than low back pain. Unfortunately many of us suffer at some point in our life with back pain that can affect our ability to enjoy our daily life, along with the activities we enjoy....

My back hurts when I bend.

My back hurts when I bend.

Understand your back pain better. Does it hurt when you bend? In this blog we look at the back and the problems that can be caused by poor control of movement in the spine when moving into flexion or bending movements. There is an introduction video that is well worth...

Discussion of Acute Whiplash Study

Discussion of Acute Whiplash Study

Whiplash study says no benefits from intensive treatment http://www.bbc.in/U5HXWu Please read the article and look at the research paper to help build your understanding of the research paper released today. There is an ongoing area in research that needs to be...

Health Insurance – There is another way.

Health Insurance – There is another way.

We are in changing times currently and although I bring this information from a physiotherapy perspective I equally find it impossible not to think that other health practitioners or doctors are being affected in a similar way. I have taken some time to consider my...

Let’s Get Moving

Let’s Get Moving

We treat people with many different injuries and ailments, and so hear many different stories of how people have sustained their injuries. The unusual always stand out but it is the common problems that need discussion. This is to hopefully help people understand more...

Let’s Get Moving

Let’s Get Moving

We treat people with many different injuries and ailments, and so hear many different stories of how people have sustained their injuries. The unusual always stand out but it is the common problems that need discussion. This is to hopefully help people understand more...

The Performance Matrix – How is your body coping?

The Performance Matrix – How is your body coping?

The Performance Matrix takes an individuals movement & function of their body’s muscle and joint control to a new level allowing a tailored programme to be designed. This results in big gains in terms of performance and injury prevention. The Movement and Performance...

DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC CONDITIONS: IS EXERCISE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT?

DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC CONDITIONS: IS EXERCISE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT?

HOW EXERCISE CAN IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE   In recent years there has been a new focus on alternative treatments for those suffering with co-occurring chronic conditions and depression. Exercise is now being promoted as an effective treatment to combat the...

3 KEY EXERCISES FOR OFFICE WORKERS

3 KEY EXERCISES FOR OFFICE WORKERS

Our Body is Designed to Move   Working long hours at a desk is normal now for many of us, and in the new normal many will be struggling at home in modified working postures. It is essential to help your body now that the daily commute has been removed from your...

INTRODUCTION TO STRETCHING

INTRODUCTION TO STRETCHING

WHY SHOULD I STRETCH? In today's videos, we kick start our stretching series! In this introduction, we consider why you are stretching and what you want to achieve by stretching. Stretching, or mobility, can often be forgotten about. But remember, there is more to...

WHY DO I HAVE NECK PAIN? JOINTS OR MUSCLES?

WHY DO I HAVE NECK PAIN? JOINTS OR MUSCLES?

  UNDERSTAND YOUR NECK PAIN   Today's video we have simple test to determine whether your neck pain is a result of your muscles or joints. For the last few months, many of us have been working at home from our make shift desks or not been moving around as...

Are you noticing pain around your ankle when you are running or walking?

Are you noticing pain around your ankle when you are running or walking?

Understand your ankle pain for better long term results. Tendinopathies can cause long standing issues and become prevalent around summer when people start to run more outside or begin to wear sandals and flip flops to walk in. The change in support can cause extra...

Struggling Working at Home – Try These Helpful Tips

Struggling Working at Home – Try These Helpful Tips

TOP TIPS TO MANAGE AND PREVENT BACK PAIN WHILST WORKING AT HOME. With the current global situation, most of us are in isolation and are working from home. We have been sent away from the offices and are working in our makeshift workplaces in our homes. With the rest...

My physio clinic is closed, what can I do?

My physio clinic is closed, what can I do?

Top tips for managing your injury at home. During this pandemic we are all being urged to stay at home, but this does not mean your injury should be forgotten about. Here are some useful tips for you to stay on top of your injury in the safety of your own home. Home...

Is your neck causing you problems when you are cycling?

Is your neck causing you problems when you are cycling?

It can be wonderful to enjoy the sun on your bike, so don't let neck pain spoil your fun. Habits cause many of the pain related issues that we deal with and need assistance to settle. I love this quote from one of the best manual therapists in the world, who has done...

Suffering with Neck Pain from Cycling?

Suffering with Neck Pain from Cycling?

Don't let neck pain stop you from enjoying your exercise this summer. Cycling is a wonderful sport and if you are in London then you will be enjoying the added safety of the empty roads, unfortunately it also places us in a similar position to our working day. It is...

Is you back causing you issues when you are out cycling?

Is you back causing you issues when you are out cycling?

Understand why your back might be sore now you are cycling more, and what you can do to help solve the problem. The sun is out, exercises are restricted so cycling is a great way to spend time outside and improve your fitness. However recently you have noticed that...

3 Top Home Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Running Related Injury

3 Top Home Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Running Related Injury

First Complete this Easy Test to Assess Your Current Movement Patterns In an analysis of running related injuries, research has shown the most common reported injuries are: Patellofemoral (kneecap) pain syndrome, ITB syndrome, Patella tendinopathy and Ankle...

Build Your Running Strength with Our Top 5

Build Your Running Strength with Our Top 5

Develop Your Core to Become A Better Runner It is wonderful to see so many runners outside at the moment. My concern is that looking at form many are starting out to quickly - if you are starting out please look at our Couch to 5k, it will be a much healthier way for...

Running Preparation Warm Up – Be Ready to Run

Running Preparation Warm Up – Be Ready to Run

Kick Start Your Running Session Absolutely fantastic to see so many people out running and enjoying this great activity as a way to stay fit during these troubled times. Running Evolution fully support the idea and we are keen now to make sure you; Keep on Running...

Movement Health  – 5 Great Exercises to get you Moving

Movement Health – 5 Great Exercises to get you Moving

What can you do to release tension & stress of working at your desk? Your joints, muscles and tendons are designed to move. It is as simple as that so sitting at a desk all day is not ideal however it can become more problematic if you are stuck at home working....

Helping You with Pain, Injury & Movement

Helping You with Pain, Injury & Movement

Offering Our Best Service for You The situation is changing and rapidly, so by the time I have finished this we may have moved on another phase. The BLH Team are keen to help you manage as best as possible in the current climate and so we have a number of ideas to...

Coronavirus Update – We Are Open for Business

Coronavirus Update – We Are Open for Business

Staying in Contact Good Afternoon Everyone, We are in truly unprecedented times right now so we are keen to keep our messages clear for all our customers. Everyone is fully aware of the current government advice, with bullet points below as a reminder. Priority 1 -...

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Hello. My name is Emma Brockwell and I am a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, and I am particularly passionate about running. Pelvic health issues affect many women at some stage of their lives. 80% of women in the U.K. will have a baby and every woman will go through...

7 Great Hip Strengthening Exercises

7 Great Hip Strengthening Exercises

https://youtu.be/VaLRm28A8Qg Your lateral hip muscles are so important to your movement health, and you spend most of your day sitting in a chair lengthening them! And if you cross your legs you are adding more stress again on top of this. Tiffany and I have put...

Do I need to warm up before I run?

Do I need to warm up before I run?

Warm Up or Just Go Out & Run? It is incredible how many times this question comes up. I am often astounded by the fact that with all the research and information that is out there now people still believe this is a question they should be asking. My latest theory...

Build Your Hip Strength for Long Term Healthy Joints

Build Your Hip Strength for Long Term Healthy Joints

https://youtu.be/KHr0WI1Ft5M   If hip pain and stiffness in the morning is causing you problems, and you find sitting in low seats an issue, or standing from long periods of sitting, then we have some fantastic exercises to help you build stronger hips. During...

Do Your Hips Feel Stiff in the Morning?

Do Your Hips Feel Stiff in the Morning?

  https://youtu.be/TmPbCSks3Mk   If you find getting moving in the morning a struggle. If you increasingly notice pain or tightness when sitting in low chairs, and then take time to straighten up upon standing. See if you have these restrictions present too....

Rotation Low Back Issues – Build the Foundation

Rotation Low Back Issues – Build the Foundation

Right so you have evaluated your low back pain to be related to rotation control issues. The pain is settling - what next? Is your pain only there when you are doing fatiguing activities? At first we work on timing, however as the pain settles we need to challenge the...

Take control of your Low Back Pain – Bending (flexion) issues

Take control of your Low Back Pain – Bending (flexion) issues

Take control of your Low Back Pain - Bending (flexion) issues So having watched the videos to date you now believe that your back bends too much during activity, be that day to day or when loaded. Hopefully you are finding more control over your back pain as a result,...

Are your abdominals really to blame for your back pain?

Are your abdominals really to blame for your back pain?

Are your abdominals really to blame for your back pain? In the case of an extension related issue then actually yes, the abdominals are the prime driving force behind control this type of back complaint. The main point here is to think about what is happening around...

Is Your Back Struggling to Control Bending Effectively?

Is Your Back Struggling to Control Bending Effectively?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NliFW-Ff3Tc   In our first back pain related video we look at flexion, or bending, control issues. Who might this affect? Well if you have any of this activities that relate to your back pain then it might well be worth watching...

Don’t Let Back Pain Rule Your Life

Don’t Let Back Pain Rule Your Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0FRGf8xdZU   Back pain can be a debilitating problem and affects more people than you may realise. It is a common area we treat in the clinic however there is some good news. The majority of back pain is related to postural...

Need Help Keeping Up With Your Shoulder Pain?

Need Help Keeping Up With Your Shoulder Pain?

3 Key Exercises to Help Recover from Shoulder Instability Problem https://youtu.be/kL4RJPFGFr8 Here are 3 key exercises that will help you recover from shoulder instability.

Is hip pain getting you down?

Is hip pain getting you down?

Hip pain is an increasing problem in modern society. It can be debilitating and prevent weight bearing, walking and being able to do daily activities. There are many potential reasons for this issue to start, maybe partly due to the fact we do not squat through full...

Are you looking after your hip health?

Are you looking after your hip health?

How we sit, how we move and our daily habits can greatly affect our hip health. I know I am obsessed about hip movement and hip health but it is so important. There are so many small habits that load the area and cause issues that right now you may not be aware of. So...

Why do I have low back pain?

Why do I have low back pain?

Right, today we address one of the major issues affecting not only people in London the UK but across the World. The issue of back pain, why it is there and what is happening. Firstly, and I want to make this crystal clear for everyone - There is no magic solution to...

Is your Tiger Woods Swing ruining your Back?

Is your Tiger Woods Swing ruining your Back?

You may have seen this article on the BBC recently. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47114990 It is certainly food for thought however there are a couple of areas you need to consider. I have broken this down into 3 main areas for ease; 1. Are you a Tiger Woods?...

Am I Suffering from Tennis Elbow

Am I Suffering from Tennis Elbow

If you have local pain, weak grip strength, and it is tender to push - find out more to confirm your diagnosis. Tennis elbow causes many issues for the modern population because we spend so much of our time in habitual postures that can load the elbow region. Even...

Is it a Frozen Shoulder

Is it a Frozen Shoulder

A troublesome problem that with early management can shorten the normal time frame for this condition. Here Alex, one of our Chartered Physiotherapists, explains more about Frozen Shoulder, Adhesive Capsulitis. Frozen Shoulder - What you need to know What is it?...

Shoulder Impingement – What is happening?

Shoulder Impingement – What is happening?

My shoulder is painful right on the top of the bone & I am struggling to lift my arm without pain. Is this shoulder impingement? On top of the shoulder there is a space called subacromial space. It is normally occupied by a group of four tendons called the Rotator...

My Back Hurts on Twisting Movements

My Back Hurts on Twisting Movements

Understanding your back pain Back pain can be debilitating. Aside from the pain there is the constant worry of not really understanding why your back hurts and what is actually going on. Is it sciatica, muscle pain, my bones or my joints. What is happening? The more a...

Build A Stronger Back

Build A Stronger Back

Understand how movement is affecting your back pain There is nothing more frustrating than low back pain. Unfortunately many of us suffer at some point in our life with back pain that can affect our ability to enjoy our daily life, along with the activities we enjoy....

My back hurts when I bend.

My back hurts when I bend.

Understand your back pain better. Does it hurt when you bend? In this blog we look at the back and the problems that can be caused by poor control of movement in the spine when moving into flexion or bending movements. There is an introduction video that is well worth...

Discussion of Acute Whiplash Study

Discussion of Acute Whiplash Study

Whiplash study says no benefits from intensive treatment http://www.bbc.in/U5HXWu Please read the article and look at the research paper to help build your understanding of the research paper released today. There is an ongoing area in research that needs to be...

Health Insurance – There is another way.

Health Insurance – There is another way.

We are in changing times currently and although I bring this information from a physiotherapy perspective I equally find it impossible not to think that other health practitioners or doctors are being affected in a similar way. I have taken some time to consider my...

Let’s Get Moving

Let’s Get Moving

We treat people with many different injuries and ailments, and so hear many different stories of how people have sustained their injuries. The unusual always stand out but it is the common problems that need discussion. This is to hopefully help people understand more...

Let’s Get Moving

Let’s Get Moving

We treat people with many different injuries and ailments, and so hear many different stories of how people have sustained their injuries. The unusual always stand out but it is the common problems that need discussion. This is to hopefully help people understand more...

The Performance Matrix – How is your body coping?

The Performance Matrix – How is your body coping?

The Performance Matrix takes an individuals movement & function of their body’s muscle and joint control to a new level allowing a tailored programme to be designed. This results in big gains in terms of performance and injury prevention. The Movement and Performance...

DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC CONDITIONS: IS EXERCISE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT?

DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC CONDITIONS: IS EXERCISE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT?

HOW EXERCISE CAN IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE   In recent years there has been a new focus on alternative treatments for those suffering with co-occurring chronic conditions and depression. Exercise is now being promoted as an effective treatment to combat the...

3 KEY EXERCISES FOR OFFICE WORKERS

3 KEY EXERCISES FOR OFFICE WORKERS

Our Body is Designed to Move   Working long hours at a desk is normal now for many of us, and in the new normal many will be struggling at home in modified working postures. It is essential to help your body now that the daily commute has been removed from your...

INTRODUCTION TO STRETCHING

INTRODUCTION TO STRETCHING

WHY SHOULD I STRETCH? In today's videos, we kick start our stretching series! In this introduction, we consider why you are stretching and what you want to achieve by stretching. Stretching, or mobility, can often be forgotten about. But remember, there is more to...

WHY DO I HAVE NECK PAIN? JOINTS OR MUSCLES?

WHY DO I HAVE NECK PAIN? JOINTS OR MUSCLES?

  UNDERSTAND YOUR NECK PAIN   Today's video we have simple test to determine whether your neck pain is a result of your muscles or joints. For the last few months, many of us have been working at home from our make shift desks or not been moving around as...

Are you noticing pain around your ankle when you are running or walking?

Are you noticing pain around your ankle when you are running or walking?

Understand your ankle pain for better long term results. Tendinopathies can cause long standing issues and become prevalent around summer when people start to run more outside or begin to wear sandals and flip flops to walk in. The change in support can cause extra...

Struggling Working at Home – Try These Helpful Tips

Struggling Working at Home – Try These Helpful Tips

TOP TIPS TO MANAGE AND PREVENT BACK PAIN WHILST WORKING AT HOME. With the current global situation, most of us are in isolation and are working from home. We have been sent away from the offices and are working in our makeshift workplaces in our homes. With the rest...

My physio clinic is closed, what can I do?

My physio clinic is closed, what can I do?

Top tips for managing your injury at home. During this pandemic we are all being urged to stay at home, but this does not mean your injury should be forgotten about. Here are some useful tips for you to stay on top of your injury in the safety of your own home. Home...

Is your neck causing you problems when you are cycling?

Is your neck causing you problems when you are cycling?

It can be wonderful to enjoy the sun on your bike, so don't let neck pain spoil your fun. Habits cause many of the pain related issues that we deal with and need assistance to settle. I love this quote from one of the best manual therapists in the world, who has done...

Suffering with Neck Pain from Cycling?

Suffering with Neck Pain from Cycling?

Don't let neck pain stop you from enjoying your exercise this summer. Cycling is a wonderful sport and if you are in London then you will be enjoying the added safety of the empty roads, unfortunately it also places us in a similar position to our working day. It is...

Is you back causing you issues when you are out cycling?

Is you back causing you issues when you are out cycling?

Understand why your back might be sore now you are cycling more, and what you can do to help solve the problem. The sun is out, exercises are restricted so cycling is a great way to spend time outside and improve your fitness. However recently you have noticed that...

3 Top Home Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Running Related Injury

3 Top Home Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Running Related Injury

First Complete this Easy Test to Assess Your Current Movement Patterns In an analysis of running related injuries, research has shown the most common reported injuries are: Patellofemoral (kneecap) pain syndrome, ITB syndrome, Patella tendinopathy and Ankle...

Build Your Running Strength with Our Top 5

Build Your Running Strength with Our Top 5

Develop Your Core to Become A Better Runner It is wonderful to see so many runners outside at the moment. My concern is that looking at form many are starting out to quickly - if you are starting out please look at our Couch to 5k, it will be a much healthier way for...

Running Preparation Warm Up – Be Ready to Run

Running Preparation Warm Up – Be Ready to Run

Kick Start Your Running Session Absolutely fantastic to see so many people out running and enjoying this great activity as a way to stay fit during these troubled times. Running Evolution fully support the idea and we are keen now to make sure you; Keep on Running...

Movement Health  – 5 Great Exercises to get you Moving

Movement Health – 5 Great Exercises to get you Moving

What can you do to release tension & stress of working at your desk? Your joints, muscles and tendons are designed to move. It is as simple as that so sitting at a desk all day is not ideal however it can become more problematic if you are stuck at home working....

Helping You with Pain, Injury & Movement

Helping You with Pain, Injury & Movement

Offering Our Best Service for You The situation is changing and rapidly, so by the time I have finished this we may have moved on another phase. The BLH Team are keen to help you manage as best as possible in the current climate and so we have a number of ideas to...

Coronavirus Update – We Are Open for Business

Coronavirus Update – We Are Open for Business

Staying in Contact Good Afternoon Everyone, We are in truly unprecedented times right now so we are keen to keep our messages clear for all our customers. Everyone is fully aware of the current government advice, with bullet points below as a reminder. Priority 1 -...

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Hello. My name is Emma Brockwell and I am a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, and I am particularly passionate about running. Pelvic health issues affect many women at some stage of their lives. 80% of women in the U.K. will have a baby and every woman will go through...

7 Great Hip Strengthening Exercises

7 Great Hip Strengthening Exercises

https://youtu.be/VaLRm28A8Qg Your lateral hip muscles are so important to your movement health, and you spend most of your day sitting in a chair lengthening them! And if you cross your legs you are adding more stress again on top of this. Tiffany and I have put...

Do I need to warm up before I run?

Do I need to warm up before I run?

Warm Up or Just Go Out & Run? It is incredible how many times this question comes up. I am often astounded by the fact that with all the research and information that is out there now people still believe this is a question they should be asking. My latest theory...

Build Your Hip Strength for Long Term Healthy Joints

Build Your Hip Strength for Long Term Healthy Joints

https://youtu.be/KHr0WI1Ft5M   If hip pain and stiffness in the morning is causing you problems, and you find sitting in low seats an issue, or standing from long periods of sitting, then we have some fantastic exercises to help you build stronger hips. During...

Do Your Hips Feel Stiff in the Morning?

Do Your Hips Feel Stiff in the Morning?

  https://youtu.be/TmPbCSks3Mk   If you find getting moving in the morning a struggle. If you increasingly notice pain or tightness when sitting in low chairs, and then take time to straighten up upon standing. See if you have these restrictions present too....

Rotation Low Back Issues – Build the Foundation

Rotation Low Back Issues – Build the Foundation

Right so you have evaluated your low back pain to be related to rotation control issues. The pain is settling - what next? Is your pain only there when you are doing fatiguing activities? At first we work on timing, however as the pain settles we need to challenge the...

Take control of your Low Back Pain – Bending (flexion) issues

Take control of your Low Back Pain – Bending (flexion) issues

Take control of your Low Back Pain - Bending (flexion) issues So having watched the videos to date you now believe that your back bends too much during activity, be that day to day or when loaded. Hopefully you are finding more control over your back pain as a result,...

Are your abdominals really to blame for your back pain?

Are your abdominals really to blame for your back pain?

Are your abdominals really to blame for your back pain? In the case of an extension related issue then actually yes, the abdominals are the prime driving force behind control this type of back complaint. The main point here is to think about what is happening around...

Is Your Back Struggling to Control Bending Effectively?

Is Your Back Struggling to Control Bending Effectively?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NliFW-Ff3Tc   In our first back pain related video we look at flexion, or bending, control issues. Who might this affect? Well if you have any of this activities that relate to your back pain then it might well be worth watching...

Don’t Let Back Pain Rule Your Life

Don’t Let Back Pain Rule Your Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0FRGf8xdZU   Back pain can be a debilitating problem and affects more people than you may realise. It is a common area we treat in the clinic however there is some good news. The majority of back pain is related to postural...

Need Help Keeping Up With Your Shoulder Pain?

Need Help Keeping Up With Your Shoulder Pain?

3 Key Exercises to Help Recover from Shoulder Instability Problem https://youtu.be/kL4RJPFGFr8 Here are 3 key exercises that will help you recover from shoulder instability.

Is hip pain getting you down?

Is hip pain getting you down?

Hip pain is an increasing problem in modern society. It can be debilitating and prevent weight bearing, walking and being able to do daily activities. There are many potential reasons for this issue to start, maybe partly due to the fact we do not squat through full...

Are you looking after your hip health?

Are you looking after your hip health?

How we sit, how we move and our daily habits can greatly affect our hip health. I know I am obsessed about hip movement and hip health but it is so important. There are so many small habits that load the area and cause issues that right now you may not be aware of. So...

Why do I have low back pain?

Why do I have low back pain?

Right, today we address one of the major issues affecting not only people in London the UK but across the World. The issue of back pain, why it is there and what is happening. Firstly, and I want to make this crystal clear for everyone - There is no magic solution to...

Is your Tiger Woods Swing ruining your Back?

Is your Tiger Woods Swing ruining your Back?

You may have seen this article on the BBC recently. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47114990 It is certainly food for thought however there are a couple of areas you need to consider. I have broken this down into 3 main areas for ease; 1. Are you a Tiger Woods?...

Am I Suffering from Tennis Elbow

Am I Suffering from Tennis Elbow

If you have local pain, weak grip strength, and it is tender to push - find out more to confirm your diagnosis. Tennis elbow causes many issues for the modern population because we spend so much of our time in habitual postures that can load the elbow region. Even...

Is it a Frozen Shoulder

Is it a Frozen Shoulder

A troublesome problem that with early management can shorten the normal time frame for this condition. Here Alex, one of our Chartered Physiotherapists, explains more about Frozen Shoulder, Adhesive Capsulitis. Frozen Shoulder - What you need to know What is it?...

Shoulder Impingement – What is happening?

Shoulder Impingement – What is happening?

My shoulder is painful right on the top of the bone & I am struggling to lift my arm without pain. Is this shoulder impingement? On top of the shoulder there is a space called subacromial space. It is normally occupied by a group of four tendons called the Rotator...

My Back Hurts on Twisting Movements

My Back Hurts on Twisting Movements

Understanding your back pain Back pain can be debilitating. Aside from the pain there is the constant worry of not really understanding why your back hurts and what is actually going on. Is it sciatica, muscle pain, my bones or my joints. What is happening? The more a...

Build A Stronger Back

Build A Stronger Back

Understand how movement is affecting your back pain There is nothing more frustrating than low back pain. Unfortunately many of us suffer at some point in our life with back pain that can affect our ability to enjoy our daily life, along with the activities we enjoy....

My back hurts when I bend.

My back hurts when I bend.

Understand your back pain better. Does it hurt when you bend? In this blog we look at the back and the problems that can be caused by poor control of movement in the spine when moving into flexion or bending movements. There is an introduction video that is well worth...

Discussion of Acute Whiplash Study

Discussion of Acute Whiplash Study

Whiplash study says no benefits from intensive treatment http://www.bbc.in/U5HXWu Please read the article and look at the research paper to help build your understanding of the research paper released today. There is an ongoing area in research that needs to be...

Health Insurance – There is another way.

Health Insurance – There is another way.

We are in changing times currently and although I bring this information from a physiotherapy perspective I equally find it impossible not to think that other health practitioners or doctors are being affected in a similar way. I have taken some time to consider my...

Let’s Get Moving

Let’s Get Moving

We treat people with many different injuries and ailments, and so hear many different stories of how people have sustained their injuries. The unusual always stand out but it is the common problems that need discussion. This is to hopefully help people understand more...

Let’s Get Moving

Let’s Get Moving

We treat people with many different injuries and ailments, and so hear many different stories of how people have sustained their injuries. The unusual always stand out but it is the common problems that need discussion. This is to hopefully help people understand more...

The Performance Matrix – How is your body coping?

The Performance Matrix – How is your body coping?

The Performance Matrix takes an individuals movement & function of their body’s muscle and joint control to a new level allowing a tailored programme to be designed. This results in big gains in terms of performance and injury prevention. The Movement and Performance...

Are you being Effective with your Post Run Stretching?

Are you being Effective with your Post Run Stretching?

Our Top 5 Post Run Stretches Be honest here. Do you always spend the ten minutes post a run working on your flexibility effectively? I would have a guess that probably most do not spend enough quality time maintaining their range of movement in the muscles they have...

Can you change your Running Form?

Can you change your Running Form?

Build Your Running Foundation to Maximise Your Training There has been a surge in people running during the lockdown, which is wonderful to see. We are keen to see each and every runner develop their technique to help them avoid injury, improve movement patterns and...

Triathletes: Use this time to Build Your Running Form

Triathletes: Use this time to Build Your Running Form

The 2 Key Running Faults that could be Adding Time to your Race We are in a rare situation where runners from multi event sports actually have time to train without the overload of races during the summer months. Many triathletes have a short window to really build...

4 Easy Tips to Improve Your Run

4 Easy Tips to Improve Your Run

Got into Your Running during Lockdown? How are you moving though? It is great to see so many runners out on the streets enjoying the chance to get fit through running, plus it is a sensational way to lose weight. However, as with everything, we am keen to see you...

Why I Must Get Interval Sessions into My Training Week

Why I Must Get Interval Sessions into My Training Week

3 Reasons to get Interval Sessions into your Training Week The Result - you will run faster Today we discuss the importance of the interval session. We have put together a basic programme for you to start with, and this is super important if you are running for 27'30...

Use Your Arms to Maximise Your Runs

Use Your Arms to Maximise Your Runs

The Simplest Technical Change that Can Help You Run faster Today there are two videos for you, one that discusses why your arm movement and form is so important for your running and then a review of good arm technique to get you the top tips to help change how you...

3 Top Home Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Running Related Injury

3 Top Home Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Running Related Injury

First Complete this Easy Test to Assess Your Current Movement Patterns In an analysis of running related injuries, research has shown the most common reported injuries are: Patellofemoral (kneecap) pain syndrome, ITB syndrome, Patella tendinopathy and Ankle...

Start Your Running 5k Programme Today

Start Your Running 5k Programme Today

What is one of the best exercises to undertake? You guessed it, now is the time to begin that running programme that you have bene putting off. Our Running Coaches have put together a simple Beginner to 5k programme to take you through the steps to get you fit now for...

Is running cadence a starting point or a result of training?

Is running cadence a starting point or a result of training?

Draw your own conclusions about the influences of running cadence Running cadence has become the 'Barefoot Running' fade of our modern running discussions. It is at forefront of runners minds constantly due to the time it has been given by the experts, understandably...

Can You Really Change the Way You Run?

Can You Really Change the Way You Run?

https://youtu.be/FhcJRrFZiWM Looking at movement patterns and asymmetry in a long distance runner - Runners are a determined and focused group who work hard at training to improve their times. Many will discuss with our team that they are certain that their current...

The 3 Key Factors for the Older Runner to Consider

The 3 Key Factors for the Older Runner to Consider

How should I adapt my training as I get older? The good news is that there are areas you can adapt to help you to continue to run well, compete with your previous best times and enjoy your training.  The first interesting fact for you, as a runner, is that at least...

Want to Run Faster? Is the Nike Vapourfly Next% the best way forwards?

Want to Run Faster? Is the Nike Vapourfly Next% the best way forwards?

Your running shoe has become this years hot topic The aim for runners will always be the same. How can I run faster? It is a simple human desire to improve on the status quo, pushing the boundaries and taking our bodies to the limit. As a result at the end of 2019 we...

Tight Shoulders affecting your running, the next step

Tight Shoulders affecting your running, the next step

https://youtu.be/R54VD1Y5zFE   Great so you have assessed your shoulders, looked at your running technique and found that you are twisting. Maybe you just have tight shoulders from sitting at a desk all day! Either way you need to manage it better and these...

So You’re A Twister. What can you do about it?

So You’re A Twister. What can you do about it?

https://youtu.be/Wm0EacnRSZA   Right, so you have taken a video of yourself running and found that indeed you do twist at the shoulders, or your arms come across the midline, when you run. Remember this will be worse when you complete a longer run and fatigue...

How Can Shoulder Tightness Affect Your Running?

How Can Shoulder Tightness Affect Your Running?

https://youtu.be/MplWDUCOuPM   This is the first in two great videos for all those runners who sit at desks all day and then head out for runs in the evenings, and definitely for those looking at the London Marathon later in the year. Shoulder tightness can be...

3 Top Tips to Deal with your Long Weekend Run

3 Top Tips to Deal with your Long Weekend Run

Improve the Benefits of your Long Weekend Training Run So we are now in the New Year and many of you will be ramping up the training for this year’s London Marathon, or maybe another marathon or half over the course of the first part of the year. Either way there is...

Want to be quicker? Get Working on the Hips!

Want to be quicker? Get Working on the Hips!

Today we take it up a notch. I would suggest you complete a good 6-8 weeks of the low impact dynamic work before you progress to this next level - but it is here and ready when you are. Getting light on your feet is one thing, developing the strength and power through...

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Hello. My name is Emma Brockwell and I am a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, and I am particularly passionate about running. Pelvic health issues affect many women at some stage of their lives. 80% of women in the U.K. will have a baby and every woman will go through...

Do I need to warm up before I run?

Do I need to warm up before I run?

Warm Up or Just Go Out & Run? It is incredible how many times this question comes up. I am often astounded by the fact that with all the research and information that is out there now people still believe this is a question they should be asking. My latest theory...

Back Pain When You Run? Is Your Technique Letting You Down?

Back Pain When You Run? Is Your Technique Letting You Down?

In the final sections of our focus on back pain we look at running technique and how extra stress can be placed on the back connected to how you run. With the London Marathon places being released later this month understanding how you run could be a window into...

Running Evolution: Build Dynamic Hip Strength for Running

Running Evolution: Build Dynamic Hip Strength for Running

Is your hip range holding back your running speed? So have spent all week sitting at the desk? Maybe you are now sitting in a car travelling for Easter? Are you hoping to get a run in this weekend, maybe a test run or timed run? How do you think your body will react....

Building Leg Strength for Running Speed.

Building Leg Strength for Running Speed.

The essentials for you to smash your season ahead. Today we focus more on leg endurance strength. Generally in terms of running (& stair climbing) there is a huge need to develop the dynamic strength. However strength comes in many formats and today we look at some...

The Secret Issue that could be affecting your Running.

The Secret Issue that could be affecting your Running.

Too Many Squats can cause Issues too. The trend towards HITT sessions and Olympic lifting has had an untold effect on runners. Increasing there are new overload injuries coming through the clinic, many avoidable with improved training and more care taken on movement...

Why am I suffering from Shin Splints?

Why am I suffering from Shin Splints?

You are not alone. This is a common running complaint, and one that increases at this time of the year as runners work towards their New Year challenges, and in London, the mileage rises for those training for the London Marathon. Take a simple look at the technical...

Working on Your Running Cadence – Get The Facts

Working on Your Running Cadence – Get The Facts

Background The running cadence debate has been a hot topic of debate for runners, from all backgrounds, for the past five years. It all started when running coach Jack Daniels made an observation at the 1984 Olympics about runners across distances from 800 metres to...

Why your Running Efficiency is important for Running Performance

Why your Running Efficiency is important for Running Performance

How do you analyse where your running form is right now? Why would you care? Running is one of the simplest forms of training for our busy lives. Unfortunately all too often not enough work is put into the technical side of training and improving the movement patterns...

Are you Shuffling when you Run?

Are you Shuffling when you Run?

If you are a Shuffle Runner. Why is this potentially a problem for running injuries? Firstly grab a mate and video your running from the side at your normal running speed. Do your heels get above mid calf hieght? If not then there is a fair chance you are shuffling...

Maximise Your Running Form to Improve Your Speed

Maximise Your Running Form to Improve Your Speed

You Don’t Want to Leak Energy with this Hip Issue Too often in the clinic we come across runners who are leaking energy through poor strength around their hips. In a previous video we discussed knee control, this time we look at keeping the pelvis level and strong....

Myth III – Leaning Forwards Running Uphill

Myth III – Leaning Forwards Running Uphill

Do you want to lean forwards when running uphill? Here we take a look at an often asked question. Should I be leaning forwards when I am running uphill? It is asked more than the team can remember so feel it is an area that needs addressing. Understand how you should...

Use Your Arms for Better Marathon Running

Use Your Arms for Better Marathon Running

Top Tip for Marathon Runners (& Triathletes, Ironman Competitors too) As we move into April there are many runners considering The London Marathon. It is now too late to complete any major technical changes in your running. The chances are you will just end up...

Are you being Effective with your Post Run Stretching?

Are you being Effective with your Post Run Stretching?

Our Top 5 Post Run Stretches Be honest here. Do you always spend the ten minutes post a run working on your flexibility effectively? I would have a guess that probably most do not spend enough quality time maintaining their range of movement in the muscles they have...

Can you change your Running Form?

Can you change your Running Form?

Build Your Running Foundation to Maximise Your Training There has been a surge in people running during the lockdown, which is wonderful to see. We are keen to see each and every runner develop their technique to help them avoid injury, improve movement patterns and...

Triathletes: Use this time to Build Your Running Form

Triathletes: Use this time to Build Your Running Form

The 2 Key Running Faults that could be Adding Time to your Race We are in a rare situation where runners from multi event sports actually have time to train without the overload of races during the summer months. Many triathletes have a short window to really build...

4 Easy Tips to Improve Your Run

4 Easy Tips to Improve Your Run

Got into Your Running during Lockdown? How are you moving though? It is great to see so many runners out on the streets enjoying the chance to get fit through running, plus it is a sensational way to lose weight. However, as with everything, we am keen to see you...

Why I Must Get Interval Sessions into My Training Week

Why I Must Get Interval Sessions into My Training Week

3 Reasons to get Interval Sessions into your Training Week The Result - you will run faster Today we discuss the importance of the interval session. We have put together a basic programme for you to start with, and this is super important if you are running for 27'30...

Use Your Arms to Maximise Your Runs

Use Your Arms to Maximise Your Runs

The Simplest Technical Change that Can Help You Run faster Today there are two videos for you, one that discusses why your arm movement and form is so important for your running and then a review of good arm technique to get you the top tips to help change how you...

3 Top Home Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Running Related Injury

3 Top Home Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Running Related Injury

First Complete this Easy Test to Assess Your Current Movement Patterns In an analysis of running related injuries, research has shown the most common reported injuries are: Patellofemoral (kneecap) pain syndrome, ITB syndrome, Patella tendinopathy and Ankle...

Start Your Running 5k Programme Today

Start Your Running 5k Programme Today

What is one of the best exercises to undertake? You guessed it, now is the time to begin that running programme that you have bene putting off. Our Running Coaches have put together a simple Beginner to 5k programme to take you through the steps to get you fit now for...

Is running cadence a starting point or a result of training?

Is running cadence a starting point or a result of training?

Draw your own conclusions about the influences of running cadence Running cadence has become the 'Barefoot Running' fade of our modern running discussions. It is at forefront of runners minds constantly due to the time it has been given by the experts, understandably...

Can You Really Change the Way You Run?

Can You Really Change the Way You Run?

https://youtu.be/FhcJRrFZiWM Looking at movement patterns and asymmetry in a long distance runner - Runners are a determined and focused group who work hard at training to improve their times. Many will discuss with our team that they are certain that their current...

The 3 Key Factors for the Older Runner to Consider

The 3 Key Factors for the Older Runner to Consider

How should I adapt my training as I get older? The good news is that there are areas you can adapt to help you to continue to run well, compete with your previous best times and enjoy your training.  The first interesting fact for you, as a runner, is that at least...

Want to Run Faster? Is the Nike Vapourfly Next% the best way forwards?

Want to Run Faster? Is the Nike Vapourfly Next% the best way forwards?

Your running shoe has become this years hot topic The aim for runners will always be the same. How can I run faster? It is a simple human desire to improve on the status quo, pushing the boundaries and taking our bodies to the limit. As a result at the end of 2019 we...

Tight Shoulders affecting your running, the next step

Tight Shoulders affecting your running, the next step

https://youtu.be/R54VD1Y5zFE   Great so you have assessed your shoulders, looked at your running technique and found that you are twisting. Maybe you just have tight shoulders from sitting at a desk all day! Either way you need to manage it better and these...

So You’re A Twister. What can you do about it?

So You’re A Twister. What can you do about it?

https://youtu.be/Wm0EacnRSZA   Right, so you have taken a video of yourself running and found that indeed you do twist at the shoulders, or your arms come across the midline, when you run. Remember this will be worse when you complete a longer run and fatigue...

How Can Shoulder Tightness Affect Your Running?

How Can Shoulder Tightness Affect Your Running?

https://youtu.be/MplWDUCOuPM   This is the first in two great videos for all those runners who sit at desks all day and then head out for runs in the evenings, and definitely for those looking at the London Marathon later in the year. Shoulder tightness can be...

3 Top Tips to Deal with your Long Weekend Run

3 Top Tips to Deal with your Long Weekend Run

Improve the Benefits of your Long Weekend Training Run So we are now in the New Year and many of you will be ramping up the training for this year’s London Marathon, or maybe another marathon or half over the course of the first part of the year. Either way there is...

Want to be quicker? Get Working on the Hips!

Want to be quicker? Get Working on the Hips!

Today we take it up a notch. I would suggest you complete a good 6-8 weeks of the low impact dynamic work before you progress to this next level - but it is here and ready when you are. Getting light on your feet is one thing, developing the strength and power through...

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Hello. My name is Emma Brockwell and I am a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, and I am particularly passionate about running. Pelvic health issues affect many women at some stage of their lives. 80% of women in the U.K. will have a baby and every woman will go through...

Do I need to warm up before I run?

Do I need to warm up before I run?

Warm Up or Just Go Out & Run? It is incredible how many times this question comes up. I am often astounded by the fact that with all the research and information that is out there now people still believe this is a question they should be asking. My latest theory...

Back Pain When You Run? Is Your Technique Letting You Down?

Back Pain When You Run? Is Your Technique Letting You Down?

In the final sections of our focus on back pain we look at running technique and how extra stress can be placed on the back connected to how you run. With the London Marathon places being released later this month understanding how you run could be a window into...

Running Evolution: Build Dynamic Hip Strength for Running

Running Evolution: Build Dynamic Hip Strength for Running

Is your hip range holding back your running speed? So have spent all week sitting at the desk? Maybe you are now sitting in a car travelling for Easter? Are you hoping to get a run in this weekend, maybe a test run or timed run? How do you think your body will react....

Building Leg Strength for Running Speed.

Building Leg Strength for Running Speed.

The essentials for you to smash your season ahead. Today we focus more on leg endurance strength. Generally in terms of running (& stair climbing) there is a huge need to develop the dynamic strength. However strength comes in many formats and today we look at some...

The Secret Issue that could be affecting your Running.

The Secret Issue that could be affecting your Running.

Too Many Squats can cause Issues too. The trend towards HITT sessions and Olympic lifting has had an untold effect on runners. Increasing there are new overload injuries coming through the clinic, many avoidable with improved training and more care taken on movement...

Why am I suffering from Shin Splints?

Why am I suffering from Shin Splints?

You are not alone. This is a common running complaint, and one that increases at this time of the year as runners work towards their New Year challenges, and in London, the mileage rises for those training for the London Marathon. Take a simple look at the technical...

Working on Your Running Cadence – Get The Facts

Working on Your Running Cadence – Get The Facts

Background The running cadence debate has been a hot topic of debate for runners, from all backgrounds, for the past five years. It all started when running coach Jack Daniels made an observation at the 1984 Olympics about runners across distances from 800 metres to...

Why your Running Efficiency is important for Running Performance

Why your Running Efficiency is important for Running Performance

How do you analyse where your running form is right now? Why would you care? Running is one of the simplest forms of training for our busy lives. Unfortunately all too often not enough work is put into the technical side of training and improving the movement patterns...

Are you Shuffling when you Run?

Are you Shuffling when you Run?

If you are a Shuffle Runner. Why is this potentially a problem for running injuries? Firstly grab a mate and video your running from the side at your normal running speed. Do your heels get above mid calf hieght? If not then there is a fair chance you are shuffling...

Maximise Your Running Form to Improve Your Speed

Maximise Your Running Form to Improve Your Speed

You Don’t Want to Leak Energy with this Hip Issue Too often in the clinic we come across runners who are leaking energy through poor strength around their hips. In a previous video we discussed knee control, this time we look at keeping the pelvis level and strong....

Myth III – Leaning Forwards Running Uphill

Myth III – Leaning Forwards Running Uphill

Do you want to lean forwards when running uphill? Here we take a look at an often asked question. Should I be leaning forwards when I am running uphill? It is asked more than the team can remember so feel it is an area that needs addressing. Understand how you should...

Use Your Arms for Better Marathon Running

Use Your Arms for Better Marathon Running

Top Tip for Marathon Runners (& Triathletes, Ironman Competitors too) As we move into April there are many runners considering The London Marathon. It is now too late to complete any major technical changes in your running. The chances are you will just end up...

Are you being Effective with your Post Run Stretching?

Are you being Effective with your Post Run Stretching?

Our Top 5 Post Run Stretches Be honest here. Do you always spend the ten minutes post a run working on your flexibility effectively? I would have a guess that probably most do not spend enough quality time maintaining their range of movement in the muscles they have...

Can you change your Running Form?

Can you change your Running Form?

Build Your Running Foundation to Maximise Your Training There has been a surge in people running during the lockdown, which is wonderful to see. We are keen to see each and every runner develop their technique to help them avoid injury, improve movement patterns and...

Triathletes: Use this time to Build Your Running Form

Triathletes: Use this time to Build Your Running Form

The 2 Key Running Faults that could be Adding Time to your Race We are in a rare situation where runners from multi event sports actually have time to train without the overload of races during the summer months. Many triathletes have a short window to really build...

4 Easy Tips to Improve Your Run

4 Easy Tips to Improve Your Run

Got into Your Running during Lockdown? How are you moving though? It is great to see so many runners out on the streets enjoying the chance to get fit through running, plus it is a sensational way to lose weight. However, as with everything, we am keen to see you...

Why I Must Get Interval Sessions into My Training Week

Why I Must Get Interval Sessions into My Training Week

3 Reasons to get Interval Sessions into your Training Week The Result - you will run faster Today we discuss the importance of the interval session. We have put together a basic programme for you to start with, and this is super important if you are running for 27'30...

Use Your Arms to Maximise Your Runs

Use Your Arms to Maximise Your Runs

The Simplest Technical Change that Can Help You Run faster Today there are two videos for you, one that discusses why your arm movement and form is so important for your running and then a review of good arm technique to get you the top tips to help change how you...

3 Top Home Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Running Related Injury

3 Top Home Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Running Related Injury

First Complete this Easy Test to Assess Your Current Movement Patterns In an analysis of running related injuries, research has shown the most common reported injuries are: Patellofemoral (kneecap) pain syndrome, ITB syndrome, Patella tendinopathy and Ankle...

Start Your Running 5k Programme Today

Start Your Running 5k Programme Today

What is one of the best exercises to undertake? You guessed it, now is the time to begin that running programme that you have bene putting off. Our Running Coaches have put together a simple Beginner to 5k programme to take you through the steps to get you fit now for...

Is running cadence a starting point or a result of training?

Is running cadence a starting point or a result of training?

Draw your own conclusions about the influences of running cadence Running cadence has become the 'Barefoot Running' fade of our modern running discussions. It is at forefront of runners minds constantly due to the time it has been given by the experts, understandably...

Can You Really Change the Way You Run?

Can You Really Change the Way You Run?

https://youtu.be/FhcJRrFZiWM Looking at movement patterns and asymmetry in a long distance runner - Runners are a determined and focused group who work hard at training to improve their times. Many will discuss with our team that they are certain that their current...

The 3 Key Factors for the Older Runner to Consider

The 3 Key Factors for the Older Runner to Consider

How should I adapt my training as I get older? The good news is that there are areas you can adapt to help you to continue to run well, compete with your previous best times and enjoy your training.  The first interesting fact for you, as a runner, is that at least...

Want to Run Faster? Is the Nike Vapourfly Next% the best way forwards?

Want to Run Faster? Is the Nike Vapourfly Next% the best way forwards?

Your running shoe has become this years hot topic The aim for runners will always be the same. How can I run faster? It is a simple human desire to improve on the status quo, pushing the boundaries and taking our bodies to the limit. As a result at the end of 2019 we...

Tight Shoulders affecting your running, the next step

Tight Shoulders affecting your running, the next step

https://youtu.be/R54VD1Y5zFE   Great so you have assessed your shoulders, looked at your running technique and found that you are twisting. Maybe you just have tight shoulders from sitting at a desk all day! Either way you need to manage it better and these...

So You’re A Twister. What can you do about it?

So You’re A Twister. What can you do about it?

https://youtu.be/Wm0EacnRSZA   Right, so you have taken a video of yourself running and found that indeed you do twist at the shoulders, or your arms come across the midline, when you run. Remember this will be worse when you complete a longer run and fatigue...

How Can Shoulder Tightness Affect Your Running?

How Can Shoulder Tightness Affect Your Running?

https://youtu.be/MplWDUCOuPM   This is the first in two great videos for all those runners who sit at desks all day and then head out for runs in the evenings, and definitely for those looking at the London Marathon later in the year. Shoulder tightness can be...

3 Top Tips to Deal with your Long Weekend Run

3 Top Tips to Deal with your Long Weekend Run

Improve the Benefits of your Long Weekend Training Run So we are now in the New Year and many of you will be ramping up the training for this year’s London Marathon, or maybe another marathon or half over the course of the first part of the year. Either way there is...

Want to be quicker? Get Working on the Hips!

Want to be quicker? Get Working on the Hips!

Today we take it up a notch. I would suggest you complete a good 6-8 weeks of the low impact dynamic work before you progress to this next level - but it is here and ready when you are. Getting light on your feet is one thing, developing the strength and power through...

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Hello. My name is Emma Brockwell and I am a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, and I am particularly passionate about running. Pelvic health issues affect many women at some stage of their lives. 80% of women in the U.K. will have a baby and every woman will go through...

Do I need to warm up before I run?

Do I need to warm up before I run?

Warm Up or Just Go Out & Run? It is incredible how many times this question comes up. I am often astounded by the fact that with all the research and information that is out there now people still believe this is a question they should be asking. My latest theory...

Back Pain When You Run? Is Your Technique Letting You Down?

Back Pain When You Run? Is Your Technique Letting You Down?

In the final sections of our focus on back pain we look at running technique and how extra stress can be placed on the back connected to how you run. With the London Marathon places being released later this month understanding how you run could be a window into...

Running Evolution: Build Dynamic Hip Strength for Running

Running Evolution: Build Dynamic Hip Strength for Running

Is your hip range holding back your running speed? So have spent all week sitting at the desk? Maybe you are now sitting in a car travelling for Easter? Are you hoping to get a run in this weekend, maybe a test run or timed run? How do you think your body will react....

Building Leg Strength for Running Speed.

Building Leg Strength for Running Speed.

The essentials for you to smash your season ahead. Today we focus more on leg endurance strength. Generally in terms of running (& stair climbing) there is a huge need to develop the dynamic strength. However strength comes in many formats and today we look at some...

The Secret Issue that could be affecting your Running.

The Secret Issue that could be affecting your Running.

Too Many Squats can cause Issues too. The trend towards HITT sessions and Olympic lifting has had an untold effect on runners. Increasing there are new overload injuries coming through the clinic, many avoidable with improved training and more care taken on movement...

Why am I suffering from Shin Splints?

Why am I suffering from Shin Splints?

You are not alone. This is a common running complaint, and one that increases at this time of the year as runners work towards their New Year challenges, and in London, the mileage rises for those training for the London Marathon. Take a simple look at the technical...

Working on Your Running Cadence – Get The Facts

Working on Your Running Cadence – Get The Facts

Background The running cadence debate has been a hot topic of debate for runners, from all backgrounds, for the past five years. It all started when running coach Jack Daniels made an observation at the 1984 Olympics about runners across distances from 800 metres to...

Why your Running Efficiency is important for Running Performance

Why your Running Efficiency is important for Running Performance

How do you analyse where your running form is right now? Why would you care? Running is one of the simplest forms of training for our busy lives. Unfortunately all too often not enough work is put into the technical side of training and improving the movement patterns...

Are you Shuffling when you Run?

Are you Shuffling when you Run?

If you are a Shuffle Runner. Why is this potentially a problem for running injuries? Firstly grab a mate and video your running from the side at your normal running speed. Do your heels get above mid calf hieght? If not then there is a fair chance you are shuffling...

Maximise Your Running Form to Improve Your Speed

Maximise Your Running Form to Improve Your Speed

You Don’t Want to Leak Energy with this Hip Issue Too often in the clinic we come across runners who are leaking energy through poor strength around their hips. In a previous video we discussed knee control, this time we look at keeping the pelvis level and strong....

Myth III – Leaning Forwards Running Uphill

Myth III – Leaning Forwards Running Uphill

Do you want to lean forwards when running uphill? Here we take a look at an often asked question. Should I be leaning forwards when I am running uphill? It is asked more than the team can remember so feel it is an area that needs addressing. Understand how you should...

Use Your Arms for Better Marathon Running

Use Your Arms for Better Marathon Running

Top Tip for Marathon Runners (& Triathletes, Ironman Competitors too) As we move into April there are many runners considering The London Marathon. It is now too late to complete any major technical changes in your running. The chances are you will just end up...

London Wayfarers Hockey  – Return to Training Fitness Plan

London Wayfarers Hockey – Return to Training Fitness Plan

Importance of Dynamic Strength & Stamina Training  - Prepare to Succeed This blog is targeted primarily at the London Wayfarers Hockey Club and is designed to help improve their agility, fitness and stamina as they get back onto the hockey pitch. This is super...

Agility Sport Training – Simple Park Session

Agility Sport Training – Simple Park Session

Just take a Watch / Phone & Get Started on your Training Great to see you all out running however it is also good to do some speed work and develop your dynamic strength. So for a session that is a bit different try this agility speed session that will get you...

The Gym is Shut. Training Outside Part 2 – Get Going

The Gym is Shut. Training Outside Part 2 – Get Going

Build in Core & Arm Strength with the Next 5 Exercises In the second video blog to help you maximise your training in the park we have the next 5 exercises to help you build strength, remain dynamic and develop your fitness. To develop the session further you can...

The Gym is Shut. What can I do to train now?

The Gym is Shut. What can I do to train now?

10 Top Strengthening Exercises for Training in the Park In the first video blog to help you maximise your training in the park we have the first 5 exercises to help you build strength, remain dynamic and develop your fitness. To develop the session further you can...

Walking is One of the Best Forms of Exercise

Walking is One of the Best Forms of Exercise

3 Top Tips to Help you Maximise the Benefit of your Walking Exercise Walking is one of the great exercises and highly underrated in terms of fitness and movement health. At this time of social distancing walking has become one of the great ways to stay fit and...

Is your neck causing you problems when you are cycling?

Is your neck causing you problems when you are cycling?

It can be wonderful to enjoy the sun on your bike, so don't let neck pain spoil your fun. Habits cause many of the pain related issues that we deal with and need assistance to settle. I love this quote from one of the best manual therapists in the world, who has done...

5 Great & Tough Bodyweight Exercises for Home

5 Great & Tough Bodyweight Exercises for Home

Build Your Shoulder, Core & Leg Strength with these 5 Home Bodyweight Exercises Due to the current climate many of us have struggled to adapt our gym routines using multiple different pieces of equipment and different weight to being outside or inside without any...

Your 10 Minute – Get Moving Session for Kids (&Adults)

Your 10 Minute – Get Moving Session for Kids (&Adults)

Build Strength, Stamina & Have Fun This short 10 minute workout is set up for you with simple exercises that can really make a difference to your child. They focus on our core Foundation beliefs that focus on; Stamina Strength Technique Mobility Stability &...

New Partner – Nutritional Matters

New Partner – Nutritional Matters

Building Relationships to Help You; Building A Better You At Body Logic Health, the wellbeing of our clients is at the heart of everything we do. That is why we are delighted to introduce our partnership with Nutritional Matters. This afternoon, we had the pleasure of...

Tight Shoulders affecting your running, the next step

Tight Shoulders affecting your running, the next step

https://youtu.be/R54VD1Y5zFE   Great so you have assessed your shoulders, looked at your running technique and found that you are twisting. Maybe you just have tight shoulders from sitting at a desk all day! Either way you need to manage it better and these...

So You’re A Twister. What can you do about it?

So You’re A Twister. What can you do about it?

https://youtu.be/Wm0EacnRSZA   Right, so you have taken a video of yourself running and found that indeed you do twist at the shoulders, or your arms come across the midline, when you run. Remember this will be worse when you complete a longer run and fatigue...

How Can Shoulder Tightness Affect Your Running?

How Can Shoulder Tightness Affect Your Running?

https://youtu.be/MplWDUCOuPM   This is the first in two great videos for all those runners who sit at desks all day and then head out for runs in the evenings, and definitely for those looking at the London Marathon later in the year. Shoulder tightness can be...

Want to be quicker? Get Working on the Hips!

Want to be quicker? Get Working on the Hips!

Today we take it up a notch. I would suggest you complete a good 6-8 weeks of the low impact dynamic work before you progress to this next level - but it is here and ready when you are. Getting light on your feet is one thing, developing the strength and power through...

What could your child achieve?

What could your child achieve?

The Building Blocks for the Future Work in order; Understand current movement patterns with a through movement and running analysis. It is always important with children to understand where they are in their development before you start training new patterns, how they...

Why is Hip Activation Work Important?

Why is Hip Activation Work Important?

In the modern world of computers most time is spent sitting, then we head home to sit and eat, read and watch TV. Our bodies are designed to move. Plus we are increasingly keen and understand the importance of a good exercise regime for our health and well being. The...

Essential Five Exercises for Stair Climbing

Essential Five Exercises for Stair Climbing

Do you have an event planned this season? As everyone prepares for the event season ahead in 2019 it is worth taking note of the work that is often underrated, often put to the back of the training plan, and essentially not completed to the level required to gain the...

What are Your Goals? Let’s achieve them together.

What are Your Goals? Let’s achieve them together.

“I was halfway through my training for the marathon when I injured my knee. I went from training nearly every day to not being able to walk. I was demoralized and worried about my ability to finish the race, let alone start it.”, Charlie Matthews tells me. Her goal...

What is the right exercise programme to strengthen your back?

What is the right exercise programme to strengthen your back?

How we move is individual to us. Yes there are patterns that we see occur however the influences of the outside world mean our bodies all adapt in different ways too stress and load, and how we make sure our bodies can deal with the movement tasks placed in front of...

Foam Rolling – The name is mis-leading.

Foam Rolling – The name is mis-leading.

This short series is designed to blow away some of the myths surrounding using a foam roller, educate you into the best times and ways to maximise your time using your foam roller at home. This will allow you to be effective, maxise your benefits and enjoy your...

Summer Training in the Heat

Summer Training in the Heat

Stay Strong this Summer & Develop Your Running Ten great exercises to help you train effectively this summer, build your strength on hot days and become a stronger runner.

What are Your Goals? Let’s achieve them together.

What are Your Goals? Let’s achieve them together.

“I was halfway through my training for the marathon when I injured my knee. I went from training nearly every day to not being able to walk. I was demoralized and worried about my ability to finish the race, let alone start it.”, Charlie Matthews tells me. Her goal...

Triathlete Issues – Performance Energy Wasted

Triathlete Issues – Performance Energy Wasted

Make the Most of Your Triathon Event All the multi sport events have one common theme. They all involve running, a movement we all accept as a normal, easy thing to do. Do not be fooled. Running is a highly skilled technical movement pattern. If it is a skill then it...

Triathletes – Prep your Body for a Better 2016 Season

Triathletes – Prep your Body for a Better 2016 Season

Triathletes – Prep your Body for a Better 2016 Season Welcome to the off-season! Pat yourself on the back for another solid year and go into the winter with a real plan If you reflect on your year of triathlon training and competition, you will probably agree that you...

Train Wisely To Avoid Muscle Tightness

Train Wisely To Avoid Muscle Tightness

Why do I always feel tight in my muscles? This is a question I often get asked in the clinic. The simple answer, to this question, is that you do not need to have the sensation of muscle tightness in your body, however this requires a clear understanding of how the...

Is your deadlifting affecting your hip health?

Is your deadlifting affecting your hip health?

The world is abuzz with hip hinging. It is everywhere and everyone must do it. Essentially this movement pattern to help build strong gluts to improve explosive speed is taking over the world. If this is your aim then keep going it will massively help you. However if...

London Wayfarers Hockey  – Return to Training Fitness Plan

London Wayfarers Hockey – Return to Training Fitness Plan

Importance of Dynamic Strength & Stamina Training  - Prepare to Succeed This blog is targeted primarily at the London Wayfarers Hockey Club and is designed to help improve their agility, fitness and stamina as they get back onto the hockey pitch. This is super...

Agility Sport Training – Simple Park Session

Agility Sport Training – Simple Park Session

Just take a Watch / Phone & Get Started on your Training Great to see you all out running however it is also good to do some speed work and develop your dynamic strength. So for a session that is a bit different try this agility speed session that will get you...

The Gym is Shut. Training Outside Part 2 – Get Going

The Gym is Shut. Training Outside Part 2 – Get Going

Build in Core & Arm Strength with the Next 5 Exercises In the second video blog to help you maximise your training in the park we have the next 5 exercises to help you build strength, remain dynamic and develop your fitness. To develop the session further you can...

The Gym is Shut. What can I do to train now?

The Gym is Shut. What can I do to train now?

10 Top Strengthening Exercises for Training in the Park In the first video blog to help you maximise your training in the park we have the first 5 exercises to help you build strength, remain dynamic and develop your fitness. To develop the session further you can...

Walking is One of the Best Forms of Exercise

Walking is One of the Best Forms of Exercise

3 Top Tips to Help you Maximise the Benefit of your Walking Exercise Walking is one of the great exercises and highly underrated in terms of fitness and movement health. At this time of social distancing walking has become one of the great ways to stay fit and...

Is your neck causing you problems when you are cycling?

Is your neck causing you problems when you are cycling?

It can be wonderful to enjoy the sun on your bike, so don't let neck pain spoil your fun. Habits cause many of the pain related issues that we deal with and need assistance to settle. I love this quote from one of the best manual therapists in the world, who has done...

5 Great & Tough Bodyweight Exercises for Home

5 Great & Tough Bodyweight Exercises for Home

Build Your Shoulder, Core & Leg Strength with these 5 Home Bodyweight Exercises Due to the current climate many of us have struggled to adapt our gym routines using multiple different pieces of equipment and different weight to being outside or inside without any...

Your 10 Minute – Get Moving Session for Kids (&Adults)

Your 10 Minute – Get Moving Session for Kids (&Adults)

Build Strength, Stamina & Have Fun This short 10 minute workout is set up for you with simple exercises that can really make a difference to your child. They focus on our core Foundation beliefs that focus on; Stamina Strength Technique Mobility Stability &...

New Partner – Nutritional Matters

New Partner – Nutritional Matters

Building Relationships to Help You; Building A Better You At Body Logic Health, the wellbeing of our clients is at the heart of everything we do. That is why we are delighted to introduce our partnership with Nutritional Matters. This afternoon, we had the pleasure of...

Tight Shoulders affecting your running, the next step

Tight Shoulders affecting your running, the next step

https://youtu.be/R54VD1Y5zFE   Great so you have assessed your shoulders, looked at your running technique and found that you are twisting. Maybe you just have tight shoulders from sitting at a desk all day! Either way you need to manage it better and these...

So You’re A Twister. What can you do about it?

So You’re A Twister. What can you do about it?

https://youtu.be/Wm0EacnRSZA   Right, so you have taken a video of yourself running and found that indeed you do twist at the shoulders, or your arms come across the midline, when you run. Remember this will be worse when you complete a longer run and fatigue...

How Can Shoulder Tightness Affect Your Running?

How Can Shoulder Tightness Affect Your Running?

https://youtu.be/MplWDUCOuPM   This is the first in two great videos for all those runners who sit at desks all day and then head out for runs in the evenings, and definitely for those looking at the London Marathon later in the year. Shoulder tightness can be...

Want to be quicker? Get Working on the Hips!

Want to be quicker? Get Working on the Hips!

Today we take it up a notch. I would suggest you complete a good 6-8 weeks of the low impact dynamic work before you progress to this next level - but it is here and ready when you are. Getting light on your feet is one thing, developing the strength and power through...

What could your child achieve?

What could your child achieve?

The Building Blocks for the Future Work in order; Understand current movement patterns with a through movement and running analysis. It is always important with children to understand where they are in their development before you start training new patterns, how they...

Why is Hip Activation Work Important?

Why is Hip Activation Work Important?

In the modern world of computers most time is spent sitting, then we head home to sit and eat, read and watch TV. Our bodies are designed to move. Plus we are increasingly keen and understand the importance of a good exercise regime for our health and well being. The...

Essential Five Exercises for Stair Climbing

Essential Five Exercises for Stair Climbing

Do you have an event planned this season? As everyone prepares for the event season ahead in 2019 it is worth taking note of the work that is often underrated, often put to the back of the training plan, and essentially not completed to the level required to gain the...

What are Your Goals? Let’s achieve them together.

What are Your Goals? Let’s achieve them together.

“I was halfway through my training for the marathon when I injured my knee. I went from training nearly every day to not being able to walk. I was demoralized and worried about my ability to finish the race, let alone start it.”, Charlie Matthews tells me. Her goal...

What is the right exercise programme to strengthen your back?

What is the right exercise programme to strengthen your back?

How we move is individual to us. Yes there are patterns that we see occur however the influences of the outside world mean our bodies all adapt in different ways too stress and load, and how we make sure our bodies can deal with the movement tasks placed in front of...

Foam Rolling – The name is mis-leading.

Foam Rolling – The name is mis-leading.

This short series is designed to blow away some of the myths surrounding using a foam roller, educate you into the best times and ways to maximise your time using your foam roller at home. This will allow you to be effective, maxise your benefits and enjoy your...

Summer Training in the Heat

Summer Training in the Heat

Stay Strong this Summer & Develop Your Running Ten great exercises to help you train effectively this summer, build your strength on hot days and become a stronger runner.

What are Your Goals? Let’s achieve them together.

What are Your Goals? Let’s achieve them together.

“I was halfway through my training for the marathon when I injured my knee. I went from training nearly every day to not being able to walk. I was demoralized and worried about my ability to finish the race, let alone start it.”, Charlie Matthews tells me. Her goal...

Triathlete Issues – Performance Energy Wasted

Triathlete Issues – Performance Energy Wasted

Make the Most of Your Triathon Event All the multi sport events have one common theme. They all involve running, a movement we all accept as a normal, easy thing to do. Do not be fooled. Running is a highly skilled technical movement pattern. If it is a skill then it...

Triathletes – Prep your Body for a Better 2016 Season

Triathletes – Prep your Body for a Better 2016 Season

Triathletes – Prep your Body for a Better 2016 Season Welcome to the off-season! Pat yourself on the back for another solid year and go into the winter with a real plan If you reflect on your year of triathlon training and competition, you will probably agree that you...

Train Wisely To Avoid Muscle Tightness

Train Wisely To Avoid Muscle Tightness

Why do I always feel tight in my muscles? This is a question I often get asked in the clinic. The simple answer, to this question, is that you do not need to have the sensation of muscle tightness in your body, however this requires a clear understanding of how the...

Is your deadlifting affecting your hip health?

Is your deadlifting affecting your hip health?

The world is abuzz with hip hinging. It is everywhere and everyone must do it. Essentially this movement pattern to help build strong gluts to improve explosive speed is taking over the world. If this is your aim then keep going it will massively help you. However if...

London Wayfarers Hockey  – Return to Training Fitness Plan

London Wayfarers Hockey – Return to Training Fitness Plan

Importance of Dynamic Strength & Stamina Training  - Prepare to Succeed This blog is targeted primarily at the London Wayfarers Hockey Club and is designed to help improve their agility, fitness and stamina as they get back onto the hockey pitch. This is super...

Agility Sport Training – Simple Park Session

Agility Sport Training – Simple Park Session

Just take a Watch / Phone & Get Started on your Training Great to see you all out running however it is also good to do some speed work and develop your dynamic strength. So for a session that is a bit different try this agility speed session that will get you...

The Gym is Shut. Training Outside Part 2 – Get Going

The Gym is Shut. Training Outside Part 2 – Get Going

Build in Core & Arm Strength with the Next 5 Exercises In the second video blog to help you maximise your training in the park we have the next 5 exercises to help you build strength, remain dynamic and develop your fitness. To develop the session further you can...

The Gym is Shut. What can I do to train now?

The Gym is Shut. What can I do to train now?

10 Top Strengthening Exercises for Training in the Park In the first video blog to help you maximise your training in the park we have the first 5 exercises to help you build strength, remain dynamic and develop your fitness. To develop the session further you can...

Walking is One of the Best Forms of Exercise

Walking is One of the Best Forms of Exercise

3 Top Tips to Help you Maximise the Benefit of your Walking Exercise Walking is one of the great exercises and highly underrated in terms of fitness and movement health. At this time of social distancing walking has become one of the great ways to stay fit and...

Is your neck causing you problems when you are cycling?

Is your neck causing you problems when you are cycling?

It can be wonderful to enjoy the sun on your bike, so don't let neck pain spoil your fun. Habits cause many of the pain related issues that we deal with and need assistance to settle. I love this quote from one of the best manual therapists in the world, who has done...

5 Great & Tough Bodyweight Exercises for Home

5 Great & Tough Bodyweight Exercises for Home

Build Your Shoulder, Core & Leg Strength with these 5 Home Bodyweight Exercises Due to the current climate many of us have struggled to adapt our gym routines using multiple different pieces of equipment and different weight to being outside or inside without any...

Your 10 Minute – Get Moving Session for Kids (&Adults)

Your 10 Minute – Get Moving Session for Kids (&Adults)

Build Strength, Stamina & Have Fun This short 10 minute workout is set up for you with simple exercises that can really make a difference to your child. They focus on our core Foundation beliefs that focus on; Stamina Strength Technique Mobility Stability &...

New Partner – Nutritional Matters

New Partner – Nutritional Matters

Building Relationships to Help You; Building A Better You At Body Logic Health, the wellbeing of our clients is at the heart of everything we do. That is why we are delighted to introduce our partnership with Nutritional Matters. This afternoon, we had the pleasure of...

Tight Shoulders affecting your running, the next step

Tight Shoulders affecting your running, the next step

https://youtu.be/R54VD1Y5zFE   Great so you have assessed your shoulders, looked at your running technique and found that you are twisting. Maybe you just have tight shoulders from sitting at a desk all day! Either way you need to manage it better and these...

So You’re A Twister. What can you do about it?

So You’re A Twister. What can you do about it?

https://youtu.be/Wm0EacnRSZA   Right, so you have taken a video of yourself running and found that indeed you do twist at the shoulders, or your arms come across the midline, when you run. Remember this will be worse when you complete a longer run and fatigue...

How Can Shoulder Tightness Affect Your Running?

How Can Shoulder Tightness Affect Your Running?

https://youtu.be/MplWDUCOuPM   This is the first in two great videos for all those runners who sit at desks all day and then head out for runs in the evenings, and definitely for those looking at the London Marathon later in the year. Shoulder tightness can be...

Want to be quicker? Get Working on the Hips!

Want to be quicker? Get Working on the Hips!

Today we take it up a notch. I would suggest you complete a good 6-8 weeks of the low impact dynamic work before you progress to this next level - but it is here and ready when you are. Getting light on your feet is one thing, developing the strength and power through...

What could your child achieve?

What could your child achieve?

The Building Blocks for the Future Work in order; Understand current movement patterns with a through movement and running analysis. It is always important with children to understand where they are in their development before you start training new patterns, how they...

Why is Hip Activation Work Important?

Why is Hip Activation Work Important?

In the modern world of computers most time is spent sitting, then we head home to sit and eat, read and watch TV. Our bodies are designed to move. Plus we are increasingly keen and understand the importance of a good exercise regime for our health and well being. The...

Essential Five Exercises for Stair Climbing

Essential Five Exercises for Stair Climbing

Do you have an event planned this season? As everyone prepares for the event season ahead in 2019 it is worth taking note of the work that is often underrated, often put to the back of the training plan, and essentially not completed to the level required to gain the...

What are Your Goals? Let’s achieve them together.

What are Your Goals? Let’s achieve them together.

“I was halfway through my training for the marathon when I injured my knee. I went from training nearly every day to not being able to walk. I was demoralized and worried about my ability to finish the race, let alone start it.”, Charlie Matthews tells me. Her goal...

What is the right exercise programme to strengthen your back?

What is the right exercise programme to strengthen your back?

How we move is individual to us. Yes there are patterns that we see occur however the influences of the outside world mean our bodies all adapt in different ways too stress and load, and how we make sure our bodies can deal with the movement tasks placed in front of...

Foam Rolling – The name is mis-leading.

Foam Rolling – The name is mis-leading.

This short series is designed to blow away some of the myths surrounding using a foam roller, educate you into the best times and ways to maximise your time using your foam roller at home. This will allow you to be effective, maxise your benefits and enjoy your...

Summer Training in the Heat

Summer Training in the Heat

Stay Strong this Summer & Develop Your Running Ten great exercises to help you train effectively this summer, build your strength on hot days and become a stronger runner.

What are Your Goals? Let’s achieve them together.

What are Your Goals? Let’s achieve them together.

“I was halfway through my training for the marathon when I injured my knee. I went from training nearly every day to not being able to walk. I was demoralized and worried about my ability to finish the race, let alone start it.”, Charlie Matthews tells me. Her goal...

Triathlete Issues – Performance Energy Wasted

Triathlete Issues – Performance Energy Wasted

Make the Most of Your Triathon Event All the multi sport events have one common theme. They all involve running, a movement we all accept as a normal, easy thing to do. Do not be fooled. Running is a highly skilled technical movement pattern. If it is a skill then it...

Triathletes – Prep your Body for a Better 2016 Season

Triathletes – Prep your Body for a Better 2016 Season

Triathletes – Prep your Body for a Better 2016 Season Welcome to the off-season! Pat yourself on the back for another solid year and go into the winter with a real plan If you reflect on your year of triathlon training and competition, you will probably agree that you...

Train Wisely To Avoid Muscle Tightness

Train Wisely To Avoid Muscle Tightness

Why do I always feel tight in my muscles? This is a question I often get asked in the clinic. The simple answer, to this question, is that you do not need to have the sensation of muscle tightness in your body, however this requires a clear understanding of how the...

Is your deadlifting affecting your hip health?

Is your deadlifting affecting your hip health?

The world is abuzz with hip hinging. It is everywhere and everyone must do it. Essentially this movement pattern to help build strong gluts to improve explosive speed is taking over the world. If this is your aim then keep going it will massively help you. However if...

Beginners Pilates Mat Routine for Home II

Beginners Pilates Mat Routine for Home II

Build Your Pilates Routine & Improve Your Core Strength It is always great to change your routine - it means your body is challenged with new exercises and allows your movement patterns to continue to progress and develop. Today we have a second series of 4 simple...

Mat Work Elite Pilates Training – Top 5

Mat Work Elite Pilates Training – Top 5

Moving Your Training to the Next Level - Remember Form is Key If you have been working through our Pilates series and feel your form is good, you can maintain the exercises for the required time and are now not struggling with breathing, then you are ready for the...

Top 5 Pilates Progressive Exercises for Home

Top 5 Pilates Progressive Exercises for Home

Improve Your Core Strength for You & Any Sport You Do If you have been working through the first Introductory Video and are finding you're ready for more of a challenge or finding it too easy - remember form is everything - then here is the next stage for you....

Home Pilates  – 5 Key Exercises for a Beginner

Home Pilates – 5 Key Exercises for a Beginner

Get Moving. Get Stronger. Introduction to Pilates to build your Core Strength There is no reason for everyone to be jumping around at home, there are great ways to stay fit and strong with simple essential movement health exercises. This routine is easy and can be...

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Hello. My name is Emma Brockwell and I am a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, and I am particularly passionate about running. Pelvic health issues affect many women at some stage of their lives. 80% of women in the U.K. will have a baby and every woman will go through...

New Pilates Timetable – Starts 11th November 2019

New Pilates Timetable – Starts 11th November 2019

APPI Reformer Pilates with BLH We are pleased to be able to added 8 classes back onto our timetable with our two new Pilates Instructors - Roisin Brady & Monique Nobregra-Mokogwu having now completed the upgrade of their training to be able to take on Reformer...

“Finding Your Centre”: What is the Neutral Spine?

“Finding Your Centre”: What is the Neutral Spine?

Many of us have been told at some point in our lives to “find your neutral spine”, or “find your centre”, but what does this actually mean? Neutral spine is the natural position of all three curves – cervical (neck), thoracic (middle) and lumbar (lower) – are present...

POWER TO RUN: A different avenue of training for runners across the board

POWER TO RUN: A different avenue of training for runners across the board

What Pilates can offer to a runner? Something important for all runners, from recreational runners to athletes, is control. Good efficient movement requires good control. Good control of the trunk, of the hips, good control of movement through the shoulders. The...

Beginners Pilates Mat Routine for Home II

Beginners Pilates Mat Routine for Home II

Build Your Pilates Routine & Improve Your Core Strength It is always great to change your routine - it means your body is challenged with new exercises and allows your movement patterns to continue to progress and develop. Today we have a second series of 4 simple...

Mat Work Elite Pilates Training – Top 5

Mat Work Elite Pilates Training – Top 5

Moving Your Training to the Next Level - Remember Form is Key If you have been working through our Pilates series and feel your form is good, you can maintain the exercises for the required time and are now not struggling with breathing, then you are ready for the...

Top 5 Pilates Progressive Exercises for Home

Top 5 Pilates Progressive Exercises for Home

Improve Your Core Strength for You & Any Sport You Do If you have been working through the first Introductory Video and are finding you're ready for more of a challenge or finding it too easy - remember form is everything - then here is the next stage for you....

Home Pilates  – 5 Key Exercises for a Beginner

Home Pilates – 5 Key Exercises for a Beginner

Get Moving. Get Stronger. Introduction to Pilates to build your Core Strength There is no reason for everyone to be jumping around at home, there are great ways to stay fit and strong with simple essential movement health exercises. This routine is easy and can be...

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Hello. My name is Emma Brockwell and I am a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, and I am particularly passionate about running. Pelvic health issues affect many women at some stage of their lives. 80% of women in the U.K. will have a baby and every woman will go through...

New Pilates Timetable – Starts 11th November 2019

New Pilates Timetable – Starts 11th November 2019

APPI Reformer Pilates with BLH We are pleased to be able to added 8 classes back onto our timetable with our two new Pilates Instructors - Roisin Brady & Monique Nobregra-Mokogwu having now completed the upgrade of their training to be able to take on Reformer...

“Finding Your Centre”: What is the Neutral Spine?

“Finding Your Centre”: What is the Neutral Spine?

Many of us have been told at some point in our lives to “find your neutral spine”, or “find your centre”, but what does this actually mean? Neutral spine is the natural position of all three curves – cervical (neck), thoracic (middle) and lumbar (lower) – are present...

POWER TO RUN: A different avenue of training for runners across the board

POWER TO RUN: A different avenue of training for runners across the board

What Pilates can offer to a runner? Something important for all runners, from recreational runners to athletes, is control. Good efficient movement requires good control. Good control of the trunk, of the hips, good control of movement through the shoulders. The...

Beginners Pilates Mat Routine for Home II

Beginners Pilates Mat Routine for Home II

Build Your Pilates Routine & Improve Your Core Strength It is always great to change your routine - it means your body is challenged with new exercises and allows your movement patterns to continue to progress and develop. Today we have a second series of 4 simple...

Mat Work Elite Pilates Training – Top 5

Mat Work Elite Pilates Training – Top 5

Moving Your Training to the Next Level - Remember Form is Key If you have been working through our Pilates series and feel your form is good, you can maintain the exercises for the required time and are now not struggling with breathing, then you are ready for the...

Top 5 Pilates Progressive Exercises for Home

Top 5 Pilates Progressive Exercises for Home

Improve Your Core Strength for You & Any Sport You Do If you have been working through the first Introductory Video and are finding you're ready for more of a challenge or finding it too easy - remember form is everything - then here is the next stage for you....

Home Pilates  – 5 Key Exercises for a Beginner

Home Pilates – 5 Key Exercises for a Beginner

Get Moving. Get Stronger. Introduction to Pilates to build your Core Strength There is no reason for everyone to be jumping around at home, there are great ways to stay fit and strong with simple essential movement health exercises. This routine is easy and can be...

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to BLH

Hello. My name is Emma Brockwell and I am a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, and I am particularly passionate about running. Pelvic health issues affect many women at some stage of their lives. 80% of women in the U.K. will have a baby and every woman will go through...

New Pilates Timetable – Starts 11th November 2019

New Pilates Timetable – Starts 11th November 2019

APPI Reformer Pilates with BLH We are pleased to be able to added 8 classes back onto our timetable with our two new Pilates Instructors - Roisin Brady & Monique Nobregra-Mokogwu having now completed the upgrade of their training to be able to take on Reformer...

“Finding Your Centre”: What is the Neutral Spine?

“Finding Your Centre”: What is the Neutral Spine?

Many of us have been told at some point in our lives to “find your neutral spine”, or “find your centre”, but what does this actually mean? Neutral spine is the natural position of all three curves – cervical (neck), thoracic (middle) and lumbar (lower) – are present...

POWER TO RUN: A different avenue of training for runners across the board

POWER TO RUN: A different avenue of training for runners across the board

What Pilates can offer to a runner? Something important for all runners, from recreational runners to athletes, is control. Good efficient movement requires good control. Good control of the trunk, of the hips, good control of movement through the shoulders. The...

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