Fitness and Performance Running: How to prevent shin splints

Mar 30th 2022

If you’re new to running, or planning to increase your mileage, it’s important to have a strong training plan in place to avoid nasty (but common) injuries like shin splints. [...]

Fitness and Performance How to manage muscle imbalance

Mar 23rd 2022

Muscle imbalances can lead to instability, reduced mobility, pain and even injury. However, there are ways you can fix this…

Fitness and Performance What is a running gait analysis?

Feb 17th 2022

If you’re training for a marathon, or simply want to improve your running speed then a running gait analysis is for you. Bodyset RunFit specialist Rebecca tells us why.

Fitness and Performance How to return to sport after injury 

Feb 3rd 2022

Being injured is every athlete’s worst nightmare! But it doesn’t have to be. A supportive physiotherapist, strong rehab strategy and positive mindset can ensure a smoother and stronger return.

Fitness and Performance Hiking: how to prep your body for the mountains.

Dec 10th 2021

If you’re a fan of hiking then you’ll know that strength, stamina, and balance are the difference between a good hike and an unforgettable one. Bodyset physiotherapist, Aastha Chowhan shares [...]

Fitness and Performance Why invest in winter running gear?

Nov 17th 2021

Wearing the correct running clothes can help mentally and physically prepare you to stride out onto those frosty tracks, but it can also help to improve your winter running performance [...]

Fitness and Performance Five common reasons for inside knee pain

Oct 7th 2021

Pain on the inside of the knee (medial knee pain) can happen to anyone, whether you’re a runner, footballer or casual gym-goer. Today, physiotherapist Matt looks in detail at five [...]

Fitness and Performance How to mentally prepare for race day 

Sep 30th 2021

When you commit to a running race – whether it's the London Marathon or your first 5k – you also commit to conditioning your body so that it’s healthy, prepared [...]

Fitness and Performance What causes you to get a dead leg?

Aug 25th 2021

Dead Leg can be a very painful and chronic condition. Today we share the anatomy and science behind ‘Dead Leg’ and explain how it can be remedied.

Fitness and Performance 10 physio myths debunked

Jul 29th 2021

Wild myths about physio are causing people to endure pain for longer. It’s high time we get those myths debunked!

Fitness and Performance How to prevent common cycling injuries

Jul 26th 2021

Like many other endurance sports, cycling requires you to remain in the same position, repeating the same movements for prolonged periods of time. Without a considered plan for cross-training, injuries [...]

Fitness and Performance How to prevent common climbing injuries

Jul 14th 2021

It’s time to make the most of the weather (when the good old British summer decides to smile on us), crush some new routes and even push your grade. But [...]

Fitness and Performance 10 tips to maximise muscle recovery

May 11th 2021

We spoke to Bodyset Physiotherapist James Lee and CP Nutrition’s Claire Pettitt, about what causes muscle fatigue and how we can speed up muscle recovery.

Fitness and Performance How to run in the rain

Mar 31st 2021

Stay comfortable and injury-free in the run up to summer. With April showers forecast, here are some key tips on how to run in the rain.

Fitness and Performance Training for an ultramarathon with Rebecca

Mar 28th 2021

Having already run 3 marathons, Rebecca is familiar with some of the challenges that accompany long-distance training, and getting ready for an ultramarathon comes with it’s own set of hurdles...

Fitness and Performance Your Marathon Journey

Feb 1st 2021

Kicking off your marathon training can be daunting... so our physio Rebecca is here to share some sound advice to support you on your journey.

Fitness and Performance How can I stay prepped for hiking?

Jul 7th 2020

If you’re like me, you’ll be chomping at the bit for restrictions to be reduced and the chance to get back to hiking in the great outdoors. The question is, what [...]

Fitness and Performance How can I prevent injury when I return to swimming?

Jun 30th 2020

We know that the last few months have been challenging for those of you that enjoy swimming and use it as your main source of exercise. Perhaps you have braved some open water swims to maintain fitness and exposure. Or perhaps it’s just been a long break away from an [...]

Fitness and Performance How much exercise is enough?

May 20th 2020

Over the past few months, we’ve all experienced a change in lifestyle. This includes the amount of exercise we are doing day-to-day. Whether that be more or less than we’re [...]

Fitness and Performance Common Tennis injuries: Lower body

Jul 22nd 2019

The 2019 Wimbledon tennis tournament saw Simona Halep overcoming her injury set back in the first round to go on to win her first Wimbledon title against Serena Wiliams. An [...]

Fitness and Performance Tennis injuries: The upper body

May 27th 2019

It’s that time of year again, the sun is starting to shine (allegedly) and the tennis season is here with The French Open well underway! The call to pick up [...]

Fitness and Performance Training with a shoulder injury

Apr 29th 2019

Today we welcome Bodyset’s physiotherapist James Bainbridge back to the Bodyset blog. He’s looking at shoulder injuries – one of the most common issues affecting athletes. Should you train when [...]

Fitness and Performance Physiotherapy for footballers

Apr 16th 2019

If you’re a keen footie fan or player you’ll probably be aware of the presence of a physiotherapist on the pitch side-lines. Their role extends far beyond match day, though. [...]

Fitness and Performance Forget Plantar Fasciitis in five steps

Jan 28th 2019

At Capital Physio we pride ourselves on helping you feel better quickly. We also love to help you understand your injury or condition in detail. Today the spotlight is on [...]

Fitness and Performance 5 Yoga Stretches for Hikers

Dec 24th 2018

Are you a keen hiker? If you’re looking for ways to improve your hiking form, distance and stamina then you are in the right place. Bodyset’s physiotherapist Omkar is here [...]

Fitness and Performance 5 Machine Exercises For Hikers

Dec 17th 2018

Following on from last weeks' free weights focus in our hiking series, Bodyset’s Physiotherapist Omkar shares his tips on what machine exercises you can do to strengthen and get into [...]

Fitness and Performance Foam Rolling for Hikers

Nov 12th 2018

These exercises will help you develop flexibility, reduce muscle tightness and increase mobility; all of which will help you to become a more efficient, stronger hiker.

Fitness and Performance Conditioning for Hikers

Oct 29th 2018

If you’re a keen hiker then you’ll know that to cover the distance you want to on your favourite hikes, endurance and stamina are key. In this blog our Capital [...]

Fitness and Performance Running: Top tips for New Runners

Oct 9th 2018

Runners galore are gearing up for a weekend packed full of popular races, including the Vitality Westminster Mile on Saturday 27th May and the Vitality London 10,000 on Sunday 28th [...]

Fitness and Performance Hiking: Top 5 Exercises

Sep 24th 2018

Strength and flexibility are key to keeping your body in condition, injury-free, and ready for hiking and climbing in peak condition.

Fitness and Performance The highs and lows of Hiking

Aug 20th 2018

It’s summertime again and this year, the weather Gods have been great, providing us with ample opportunity to go out there and conquer some mountains! Physiotherapist Omkar chats to us [...]

Fitness and Performance Is Massage part of your Training Programme?

Jul 30th 2018

Back in February, Matt Peterson wrote about the benefits of sport and remedial massage. This time he's back to explain how sports massage can help you as part of a training [...]

Fitness and Performance Training For Your Body Type

May 29th 2018

Ever wondered why the training and nutrition methods working wonders for your friends and family don’t seem to generate results for you?  This could be due to you having different [...]

Fitness and Performance Top Tips for Avoiding Summer Injuries

May 8th 2018

With the sunshine inspiring us all to get outdoors and get moving, summer injuries are prone to happen due to increased activity. We want to make sure your summer fun [...]

Fitness and Performance Do Less to get More from your training

Mar 15th 2018

Runners often believe that in order to smash their goals, they need to be training hard, every single day… Can you blame them for thinking this? You want to get [...]

Fitness and Performance Winter is here…and so is Ski Season!

Jan 2nd 2018

Although you may not be competing in the upcoming Winter Olympics, heading out to the slopes is still pretty demanding on the body and there are a fair few injuries [...]

Fitness and Performance Dynamic stretches for runners

Nov 7th 2017

Dynamic stretching is an excellent way to prevent injuries and enhance performance. Dynamic stretches involve repetitively moving the muscles and joints through movements that mimic the sporting activity. It is [...]

Fitness and Performance Tower Running: Steps to recovery

Oct 3rd 2017

Running up hundreds of stairs to the top of the tallest skyscrapers in the world is the latest fitness craze. Its popularity is increasing for those mad enough to want [...]

Fitness and Performance IBS and Exercise

Sep 1st 2017

The ‘I’m so sorry’ look at your waiter and friends as you start your list of dietary requirements. Or just generally feeling uncomfortable all of the time, so much so [...]

Fitness and Performance How to Alleviate Cycling Knee Pain

Feb 2nd 2017

We are all told that riding a bike is a low-impact aerobic activity, so why do so many of us suffer from cycling knee pain? Although cycling is a great [...]

Fitness and Performance Top Tips to Fight Inflammation

Jan 24th 2016

Inflammation is a complex biological response that occurs in the body's tissues as a response to harmful stimuli such as pathogens, damaged cells or irritants (Ferrero 2007). This article will [...]

Fitness and Performance Avoiding Winter Sport Injuries

Nov 10th 2015

In this article our Sport Therapist Kiri Norton looks into the most common winter sport injuries and simple tips on how to avoid these injuries from occurring.

Fitness and Performance Questions from Womens Running

Nov 9th 2015

For a feature running in the December 2015 issue of Womens Running Magazine Kiri Norton, Sports Therapist, was asked a serious of questions about running. See her full interview below and don't [...]

Fitness and Performance Top Tips for Beginner Runners

Oct 21st 2015

When running as a beginner, it is very easy to make simple mistakes which could effect your progress as a runner and make you more susceptible to injuries. Our therapist [...]

Fitness and Performance Over Pronating and Running

Apr 7th 2015

Many injuries can occur during marathon training. This is due to the repetitive movements and high volume of impact on the body. One main cause of injury during running is [...]

Fitness and Performance Ski season top tips

Jan 2nd 2015

Now I know many people grumble about snow in the UK, about how its fun for an hour or so… but then it’s just a nuisance that hangs around for [...]

Fitness and Performance What are the benefits of stretching?

Nov 7th 2014

From reducing muscle-related discomfort in the workplace to increasing sports performance, our therapist Kiri Norton looks into the benefits of stretching.

Fitness and Performance Cheerleading: A Technical Look

Sep 22nd 2014

Despite the injuries that can be sustained, cheerleading is an immensely enjoyable and competitive sport. The risks discussed are definitely enough for sporting associations to recognise that Cheerleading is a [...]

Fitness and Performance Common Running Injuries

Sep 3rd 2014

It's been a summer of sport, kicking off with the world cup in Rio and rounding up with the Commonwealth Games hosted here in the UK. Events such as these [...]