Laura Muir – A new Heroine

European Indoor 1500m and 3000m Champion

Congratulations to Laura Muir a new sporting great – Double European Indoor 1500m & 3000m champion who is a very classy athlete and a credit to her sport & well done for completing your well deserved lap of honour against the odds !

Flexibility Study – Can you help our research project ?

We are in conjunction with Peter Gallagher of DMT Ltd undertaking a flexibility study and need volunteers to take some simple measurements and e mail the results to us at prestwich@physioclinics.co.uk.

We simply need an inside leg measurement ( groin to floor at the heel ) and the height achieved on the test described below

Stand and elevate arms to the side to 90 degrees with palms facing forward and thumbs on top. Keep the spine lengthened and maintain a tall posture.

standing facing a wall slowly elevate one leg with your toes pointed as far as you can keeping both legs perfectly straight at the knee and your spine and pelvis straight (in neutral). Gently touch your toe against the wall and note the position you have attained. Measure the height you can attain and record.

If one of your legs bends or you lean backwards or your pelvis tilts you have gone too far and are inadvertently  ‘cheating’ . Many thanks for your help in this which greatly assists our research.

New Service – Our pre match tape job

Struggling to tape your own joints or to apply kinesiology tape correctly ? We can help.

 

One of our expert physiotherapists or sports therapists can see you in our Saturday morning clinic and apply your tape. It’s a fifteen minute job at most which gets you on the way to your match and the cost is only £ 10 which includes the tape !

 

Why not include a pre – match sports massage to really get you in the zone – see website for details.

New – Our Weekend Pre-participation Sports Massage

Sam Gittins

Our  specialist sports masseur Sam Gittins BSc has started a new service for all you weekend warriors. Treat yourself like a pro with a pre-event sports massage to really loosen up those muscles and tight tissues and to enhance your performance.

Sam offer this service on a Saturday morning – first come first served. Simply telephone reception on 0161 773 3034 to book

Sessions are priced at £18 for a twenty minute session or £22 for a thirty minute session

Kids – A good way to check your flexibility

If you are a budding sports star read this.  As kids grow, particularly in the growth spurt when the bones get longer the soft tissues and muscles don’t grow as quickly and become tight. One week you can be flexible and the next you have tightened up. Tight muscles are injured more easily and slow you down for example chopping your stride length.

This simple test used by professionals can help you monitor your flexibility. Sit with your legs straight and reach forward to your toes, reach as far as you can and ask someone to measure the distance from your finger tips to your toes after you have held the position for 5 secs. Repeat every week and write on your calendar – simple !

Meet Joan

Joan Taylor

This is Joan our practice manager. She’s the friendly face who will greet you as a new or returning patient.

Feel free to ask her any questions and she will endeavour to get you the help you need.