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General Why do I have poor balance after injury?

Jun 23rd 2020

‘Proprioception’ is our position sense, often referred to as our ‘sixth sense’. It enables us to perceive the position and movement of our bodies, without directly looking at them. It [...]

General Why does muscle tightness happen?

Jun 3rd 2020

You know that stiff feeling of muscle tightness, perhaps in your calf or neck? Have you brushed it off as 'one of those things? Here's why muscle tightness isn’t inevitable...

Fitness and Performance The Marathon Journey

Dec 3rd 2019

Kicking off your marathon training can be daunting. You will inevitably have days when the last thing you want to do is run, but with some planning and determination, you [...]

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

Jan 30th 2019

Dead Leg can be a very painful and chronic condition. Today Ben Munro, physiotherapist, shares the anatomy and science behind ‘Dead Leg’ and explains how it can be remedied.

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 [...]

General Symptoms and Solutions of Torn Ligaments

Jan 23rd 2019

Torn ligaments are painful, activity-limiting and require bespoke rehabilitation programs. In this blog James Ticehurst, Physiotherapist at Bodyset, explains what ligaments are, what injuries can happen to them and how [...]

Fitness and Performance Five common reasons for inside knee pain

Jan 21st 2019

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 [...]

General Mechanical back pain

Nov 5th 2018

At some point in your life you may have suffered from back pain and know just how painful and debilitating it can be. Today Gbemi, one of Capital Physio’s expert [...]

General Headaches: How physio can help you

Oct 15th 2018

Headaches are often quite literally a pain in the neck. In fact, research suggests a significant proportion of headaches can be traced to neck issues. Whether you experience minor but [...]

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 to your heart’s content. Here are Omkar’s five favourite exercises which will [...]

General Is my handbag a cause of my pain?

Sep 3rd 2018

We are all guilty of carrying around a handbag that’s too heavy for us because, well, what would we do without all of that stuff? Our purses and bags are [...]

General Ankle Sprains – what to do?

Aug 13th 2018

Ankle sprains can put a stop to us taking part in our favourite sport while we recover. James Bainbridge, one of our physiotherapists , tells us about his personal and professional [...]

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 [...]

General Five reasons to choose us

Jul 9th 2018

Earlier this year, we received a Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award, an accolade recognising exceptional customer service. We asked physiotherapist Julia Peters Belk for her thoughts on what makes Capital Physio [...]

General Important GDPR Announcement

May 22nd 2018

You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws recently and wondered how they will affect you. With this in mind, we want to reassure you [...]

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 [...]

General What is arthritis?

Oct 31st 2017

Arthritis basically means joint pain or joint disease. There are different types of arthritis which can present in different ways. It can be a debilitating disease, however, it can be [...]

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 [...]

General Neck pain

Sep 26th 2017

If you suffer from neck pain, your symptoms can be caused from a muscular, joint, or neural system dysfunction. A Physiotherapist can manage your pain with a thorough history, assessment [...]

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 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 [...]

General The Sedentary Worker

Dec 5th 2015

The sedentary lifestyle is becoming more and more prevalent, perhaps because of the increase of technology and ease of completing tasks from the comfort of our computer, laptop, tablet or [...]

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 [...]

General Enhance Football Performance

Sep 2nd 2015

The football season is back! Whether you are Lionel Messi or Joe Blogs playing down the park on a Sunday you’re going to want to be playing at your best [...]

General Top Tips For Cyclists

Jul 11th 2015

Cycling is a very common cause of overuse injuries. Our therapist Kiri Norton gives her top tips for cyclists on how to be more efficient when cycling and how to reduce [...]

General Top Tips for New Mums

May 18th 2015

Giving birth is an exciting but often overwhelming time in your life, sparking huge changes to your lifestyle and your body. Here are some top tips from Sorcha Callaghan, a [...]

General Top Tips for Mums to be

May 18th 2015

Pregnancy is an exciting but often overwhelming time in your life, sparking huge changes to your lifestyle and your body. Here are some top tips from Sorcha Callaghan, a Physiotherapist [...]

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 [...]

General Physiotherapist or Sports Therapist?

Jul 30th 2014

How to know if you need Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy? In this article, we give an overview of the two professions, outlining their similarities and differences to help you identify [...]

General Ice Baths, do they work?

Jun 27th 2014

A fast recovery from an injury is vital to the athlete and equally, a fast recovery from an intense training programme is just as important.